Dr Aleksandra (Ola) Kudlicka
South Cloisters 2.37
South Cloisters, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
My long-term ambition is to improve care for people affected by cognitive impairment through high-quality applied health research and research-informed practice.
My academic background is in clinical psychology. I gained MA in Psychology from the University of Warsaw (2005), MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology (2008), and PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2013 both from the Bangor University. My MSc research project concerned awareness in people with dementia; in my PhD study I examined executive-type deficits in people with Parkinson’s disease. I have also completed post-graduate training in evidence-based psychological treatments, teaching, and project management. I have more than five years’ experience in the operational management of a clinical trial of a psychosocial intervention for people with dementia (GREAT trial) and was a co-investigator on an ongoing implementation project that aims to translate the GREAT trial findings into clinical practice (GREAT iP).
I value my experience of contributing to cognitive rehabilitation for people with acquired brain injury, which has given me important insights into the realities of living with cognitive impairment. I have applied this understanding to the complex personal circumstances and varied needs of people with dementia, and I look forward to extending this in my future work.
I am currently working toward DClinPsych qualification in order to become an HCPC registered practitioner psychologist.
Broad research specialisms:
Executive function, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, behaviour regulation, psychosocial interventions
MA Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland, 2006
MSc Foundations of Clinical Neuropsychology with Distinction, Bangor University, 2008
PhD Executive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease, Bangor University, 2013
Level 5 Award in Management and Leadership, Chartered Management Institute, 2014
Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, 201
Certificate in Evidence-Based Psychological Treatment, Charlie Waller Institute, University of Reading, UK