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Profile – Dr Clare Jonas

Dr Clare Jonas

Name:

Dr Clare Jonas

Job title:

Research Communications Officer

Place of work / study:

Alzheimer’s Society

Area of Research:

Back when I did research, I worked on the psychology of multisensory perception.

Tell us a little about yourself:

I’m a former academic who made it to a lecturer position before realising that it wasn’t the right job for me. I now use the skills I learned from lecturing and public engagement to explain science to the general public, and I love it. Most of the time, I science communication work for Alzheimer’s Society. In my spare time (turns out spare time is a thing if you’re not an academic!) I find research that answers whatever psychology questions take my fancy and write about it at That Thinking Feeling [1].

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I once got people to put their hands into gunge… for science. Here’s the journal article [2].

Why did you choose to work in dementia?

My background is in psychology and neuroscience, so science communication work in dementia is a perfect fit for me. It’s also got personal meaning – my partner’s dad had early onset dementia and it’s really good to be doing something that will help others in his position.

Can we find you on Twitter?

Follow @thatthinkfeel [3]