Name: Catherine Jordan

PhD Research Area: Psychology

Department: Global Brain Health Institute, Trinity College Dublin



Catherine recently completed her PhD in psychology exploring the relationship between musical expertise and cognitive ageing, supervised by Professor Robert Logie, Dr Katie Overy and Dr Thomas Bak. In September, Catherine began a research fellowship at the Global Brain Health Institute (GBHI), Trinity College Dublin. As an Atlantic Fellow at GBHI, Catherine is pursuing the relationship between musical expertise and the development of dementia, as well as the mechanisms underpinning this association. She also hopes to shed light on the use of music therapy as a potential treatment for dementia. She believes that music has the potential not only to offer support to individuals suffering from dementia, but also to influence the development of the disease.