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2007   PhD University of Glasgow (2007)


 I completed a thesis entitle ‘The Values History: A way to empower People with Dementia’. The study adopted a mixed methods approach and I interviewed people with dementia, their carers and professions. The study explored how to engage with people newly diagnosed with dementia to record their values and plan care for the future. Chapters included: memory clinics, sharing the diagnosis; discussing the prognosis; planning for the future and end of life decision making.


I am currently supervising two PhD students (2nd supervisor) and several MSc students.  Topics include; dementia, mental health nursing, technology in health and health studies.


External positions

external examiner , University of Stirling

Mar 2016Feb 2017


  • RT Nursing
  • mental health
  • Dementia

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Dementia Medicine & Life Sciences
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dementia Social Sciences
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Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical Staff Medicine & Life Sciences
National Institutes of Health (U.S.) Medicine & Life Sciences
history Social Sciences

Research Output 2011 2018

96 Downloads (Pure)

The nurse's role in efficiently using telecare

Cund, A. & Boyd, J., 18 Sep 2018, In : Nursing and Residential Care. 20, 10, p. 490-496 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Early diagnosis and access to treatment for dementia patients

Boyd, R., 16 Apr 2013, In : Nurse Prescribing. 11, 4, p. 174-178 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Early Diagnosis
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
Signs and Symptoms
2 Citations (Scopus)

Empowering people with dementia: Rutherglen and Cambuslang Values History Project.

Pearce, J., Forsyth, W., Boyd, J. & Jackson, G., 2012, In : Dementia. 11, 5, p. 695-698 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Discussing end-of-life care with people with dementia: a word of caution

Boyd, J., 1 Feb 2011, In : Mental Health Nursing . 31, 1, p. 14-17 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Medical Staff


Mental Health Nursing Forum

Robert Boyd (Recipient), 7 Nov 2007

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Psychiatric Nursing

Activities 2012 2012

  • 2 Participation in conference

Joint Universty of Abertay and Dundee Univerity conference

Robert Boyd (Invited speaker)
Apr 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Mental Health Nursing Forum Scotland 7th Annual National

Robert Boyd (Invited speaker)
Dec 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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