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Carys Jones


Dr Carys Jones holds a PhD in Health Economics from Bangor University. After completing her PhD on quality of life measurement for family carers of people with dementia, Carys has remained at CHEME and has worked on several projects aligned to her primary research interests of dementia and aging, including: 

  • A Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis of a visual arts intervention for people with dementia.

  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of self-management groups for people in the early stages of dementia.

  • A cost analysis of a telephone befriending scheme to prevent loneliness in older people.

  • A cost-utility analysis of a behaviour change intervention to promote healthy ageing and reduce risk of dementia in later life.

  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of a physical activity intervention for people with Huntington’s disease.

  • A cost-effectiveness analysis of the Incredible Years parenting programmes.




Busse M, Quinn L, Drew C, Kelson M, Trubey R, McEwan K, Jones C, Townson J, Dawes H, Edwards RT, Rosser A, Hood K. Physical activity self-management and coaching compared to social interaction in Huntington’s disease? Results from the ENGAGE-HD randomized, controlled, pilot feasibility trial. Physical Therapy. 2017. In press

Morpeth L, Blower S, Tobin K, Taylor RS, Bywater TJ, Edwards RT, Axford N, Lehtonen M, Jones C, Berry V. The effectiveness of the Incredible Years pre-school parenting programme in the UK: a randomised controlled trial. Child Care in Practice. 2017. Doi: 10.1080/13575279.2016.1264366 LINK


Newman A, Baber M, O'Brien D, Goulding A, Jones C, Howson T et al. Carrying out research across the arts and humanities and social sciences: developing the methodology for Dementia and Imagination. Cultural Trends. 2016 Oct 13; 25(4), 1-15.

Jones C, Busse M, Quinn L, Dawes H, Drew C, Kelson M, Hood K, Rosser A, Edwards RT. The societal cost of Huntington’s disease: are we underestimating the burden? European Journal of Neurology. 2016; 23(10), pp.1588-90. Doi: 10.1111/ene.13107. LINK

Hughes D, Charles J, Dawoud D, Edwards RT, Holmes E, Jones C, Parham P, Plumpton C, Ridyard C, Lloyd-Williams H, Wood E, Yeo ST. (2016). Conducting economic evaluations alongside randomised trials: Current methodological issues and novel approaches. Pharmacoeconomics. 34(5), pp. 447-61. DOI: 10.1007/s40273-015-0371-y LINK

Quinn L, Trubey R, Gobat N, Dawes H, Edwards RT, Jones C, Townson J, Kelson M, Poile V, Rosser A, Hood K and Busse M. (2016). Development and Delivery of a Physical Activity Intervention for People with Huntington’s disease: Facilitating translation to clinical practice. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. 40(2), pp.71-80. Doi: 10.1097/NPT.0000000000000119 LINK

Edwards RTJones C, Berry V, Charles J, Linck P, Bywater T and Hutchings J. (2016). Incredible Years Parenting Programme: Cost-Effectiveness and Implementation. The Journal of Children’s Services. 11(1), pp. 54-72. doi: 10.1108/JCS-02-2015-0005 LINK

Quinn C, Toms G, Jones C, Brand A, Edwards RT, Sanders F and Clare L. (2016). A pilot randomized controlled trial of a self-management group intervention for people with early-stage dementia (The SMART study). International Psychogeriatrics. 28(5), pp. 787-800. doi:10.1017/S1041610215002094 LINK

Berry V, Axford N, Blower S, Taylor RS, Edwards RT, Tobin K, Jones C and Bywater T. (2015). The effectiveness and micro-costing analysis of a universal, school-based, social-emotional learning programme in the UK: A cluster-randomised controlled trial. School Mental Health. 2016;8(2), pp.238-256. doi: 10.1007/s12310-015-9160-1 LINK


Jones C, Edwards RT, Nelis SM, Jones IR, Hindle JV, Thom JM, Cooney J, Clare L. (2015). Cost-effectiveness findings from the Agewell pilot study of behaviour change to promote health and wellbeing in later life. Health Economics & Outcome Research: Open Access 1:105. doi: 10.4172/heor.1000105 LINK

Clare L, Nelis SM, Jones IR, Hindle JV, Thom JM, Nixon JA, Cooney J, Jones CL, Edwards RT and Whitaker CJ. (2015). The Agewell trial: a pilot randomised controlled trial of a behaviour change intervention to promote healthy ageing and reduce risk of dementia in later life, BMC Psychiatry, 15:25 DOI: 10.1186/s12888-015-0402-4 LINK


Busse M, Quinn L, Dawes H, Jones C, Kelson M, Poile V, Trubey R, Townson J, Edwards RT, Rosser A and Hood K. (2014). Supporting physical activity engagement in people with Huntington’s disease (ENGAGE-HD): study protocol for a randomized controlled feasibility trial. Trials. 15:487, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-487 LINK

Hind D, Mountain G, Gossage-Worrall R, Walters SJ, Duncan R, Newbould L, Rex S, Jones C, Bowling A, Cattan M, Cairns A, Cooper C, Goyder E and Edwards RT. (2014). Putting Life in Years (PLINY): a randomised controlled trial and mixed-methods process evaluation of a telephone friendship intervention to improve mental well-being in independently living older people. Public Health Res. 2(7) DOI: 10.3310/phr02070 LINK

Mountain GA, Hind D, Gossage-Worrall R, Walters SJ, Duncan R, Newbould L, Rex S, Jones C, Bowling A, Cattan M, Cairns A, Cooper C, Edwards RT and Goyder EC. (2014). 'Putting Life in Years' (PLINY) telephone friendship groups research study: pilot randomised controlled trial. Trials. 15:141, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-141 LINK

Quinn C, Anderson D, Toms G, Whitaker R, Edwards RT, Jones C and Clare L. (2014). Self-management in early-stage dementia: a pilot randomised controlled trial of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of a self-management group intervention (The SMART study). Trials. 15:74, doi:10.1186/1745-6215-15-74 LINK

Jones C, Edwards RT and Hounsome B. (2014). Qualitative exploration of the suitability of capability based instruments to measure quality of life in family carers of people with dementia. ISRN Family Medicine. Article ID 919613, doi:10.1155/2014/919613 LINK


Jones C, Edwards RT and Hounsome B. (2012). A systematic review of the cost-effectiveness of interventions for supporting informal caregivers of people with dementia residing in the community. International Psychogeriatrics. 24(1):6-18 DOI: 10.1017/S1041610211001207 LINK

Jones C, Edwards RT and Hounsome B. (2012). Health economics research into supporting carers of people with dementia: A systematic review of outcome measures, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 10:142 DOI: 10.1186/1477-7525-10-142 LINK

Published abstracts and proceedings

Jones C, Edwards RT and Windle G on behalf of the Dementia and Imagination research team. (2014). Social return on investment analysis of an art group for people with dementia. The Lancet. 384(S43). doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)62169-3 LINK



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