Dr. Cindy Jones is an Associate Professor of Behavioural Sciences at Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine at Bond University. She is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at Menzies Health Institute Queensland. Cindy is an experienced health researcher with a primarily focus on social and behavioural science research relating to older people, particularly the alleviation of behavioural and psychological symptoms in people living with dementia. Her work examines the effectiveness of innovative health technology (e.g. telepresence and therapeutic/social robots) and psychosocial interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia and their family carers; and to enhance care provision by health professionals in aged care.
One of her significant research works relates to the improvement of knowledge, attitudes and care practices of health professionals towards the expression of sexuality by people living with dementia to enable the facilitation of a care environment that is supportive of the verbalisation and expression of sexual preference, need and desire by people living with dementia. This work is developed around the key areas of knowledge translation and workforce training and development.