Dr Clare Jonas
Research Communications Officer
Place of work / study:
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 .
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
I once got people to put their hands into gunge… for science. Here’s the journal article .
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.