Thomas Williams

  • March Update

    It's been a couple of weeks since my last blog post. Sorry about that! I have been trying to get my head down to finish a first draft of my literature review, and have been sharing some tips on Twitter,...

  • Ethics Approval Received!

    This week I was very pleased to receive approval for my ethics application (minor changes pending)! This means I can now start planning studies and setting up the steering group I have discussed previously. I decided to apply to the...

  • February Update

    I have been making steady progress with my research project since the beginning of the year and a meeting with my supervisors yesterday helped to bring together the work I have been doing. I have summarised what I have been up...

  • Presenting to Age UK BANES Culture Club

    The student volunteering team at the University of Bath's Students' Union has run an annual session for research students to present their research at the Age UK BANES Culture Club for four years. I signed up as soon as I...

  • My Visit to a Living With Dementia Group in Weston-super-Mare

    I was very pleased to receive an invitation last year to go along to a Living with Dementia Group in Weston-super-Mare to talk about my research. Last week I visited the Group, which is facilitated by Hayley Pope of Alzheimer's...

  • Hierarchical Task Analysis: Systematically Break Down Tasks into their Individual Steps

    In a blog post from last year, I shared my understanding of task prompting and what it aims to achieve. I explained how most tasks can be broken into smaller sub-tasks, or steps. This week, I have been exploring a...

  • Welcome to 2019!

    Happy New Year! It has been a couple of weeks since my last blog post while I took time off to spend Christmas and New Year with family and friends, so I wanted to share a quick one with you...

  • Examples of Virtual and Augmented Reality Applications Involving Dementia

    Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) applications are growing in popularity as hardware becomes more accessible. Most smartphones are now capable of running VR and AR applications, to varying degrees. I was interested to find out what VR and...

  • December Update

    I feel like life has been nonstop for the past few weeks, both in and out of work; December is a busy time for many of us! My research project is coming along nicely, though progress has been slow. To...

  • Research Poster and Summary of Planned Experiments

    In my meeting with my supervisors in November, we discussed the progress of my AR for Dementia research project. The meeting was very productive and gave me a clear direction for what to pursue next. At the end of this...