We design and develop research in the field of mental health, neuropsychology, and psychological interventions.

We are committed to contribute to the evidence-base in Clinical Psychology to enhance the well-being of society. We are highly engaged in the research,  continuously seeking collaborations with like-minded partners and fellow researchers to advance our work. We actively pursue and welcome grant and partnership opportunities with universities, as well as other educational institutions and workplaces. 

See below a list of research publications where we have collaborated:

  1. Guzman, A. Orellana, K. Lopez-Ortega, M., Gutierrez Robledo, LM., Torres-Castro, S. (2024) ‘Introducing a multicomponent staff training intervention to reduce antipsychotic medication: care home management pre and post intervention views of systemic impact, and preliminary RE-AIM evaluation’. Evaluation Programme and Planning Journal
  2. Torres-Castro, S., López-Ortega, M., Martínez-Ruiz, A., Gutiérrez-Robledo LM., Guzmán, A. (in press) Multi-component staff training intervention to improve residential dementia care (PROCUIDA-Demencia): A mixed-methods two-arm cluster randomised controlled pilot and clinical outcomes study. Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
  3. Guzmán A., Arellano K., López-Ortega, M., Gutiérrez-Robledo LM, Torres-Castro, S. (under review) Nursing care home management pre and post intervention views when introducing psychosocial interventions to reduce antipsychotic medication in dementia care: evaluation based on the RE-AIM framework (Evaluation and Programme Planning, submitted February 2021)
  4. Torres-Castro, S., López-Ortega, M., Martínez-Ruiz, A., Gutiérrez-Robledo LM., Guzmán, A. (2018) Optimising antipsychotic medication prescription, introducing person-centred care and psychosocial interventions in dementia care homes: Protocol of a Mixed methods pilot study and key feasibility features, preliminary outcomes, residents, staff and family members views. Mental Health and Ageing, 2, 2, 47 -55.
  5. McAleese N, Guzmán A., Gillespie D., O’Rourke S. (2019) Post-stroke Emotionalism: A Qualitative Investigation. Disability & Rehabilitation Journal (DOI:10.1080/09638288.2019.1620876)
  6. Guzmán A,. Stevenson A., Gillanders D., Ross K. (2019) Psychosocial adjustment to Mild Cognitive impairment: the role of illness perceptions, cognitive fusion and cognitive impairment. Dementia Journal
  7. Vasilopoulou E., Karatzias T., Wallace H., Guzmán A. (2019) The mediating role of early maladaptive schemas in the relationship between childhood traumatic events and complex posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in older adults (>64 years). Journal of Loss & Trauma (DOI: 10.1080/15325024.2019.1661598)
  8. Fossey J., Garrod L., Guzmán A., Testad, I. (2018) A qualitative analysis of trainer/coach experiences of changing care home practice in the Well-being and Health in Dementia (WHELD) randomised control trial. Dementia Journal (DOI: 10.1177/1471301218772178)
  9. Guzmán A., Robinson L., Hughes, J., Rochester L., James, I. (2017). A process evaluation of the Psychomotor Dance Therapy Intervention (DANCIN) for behaviour change in dementia: attitudes and beliefs of participating residents and staff. International Psychogeriatrics, 29, 2, 313-322
  10. Guzmán A., Wenborn J., Swinson T., Orrell M. (2017). Evaluation of the ‘Ladder to the Moon, Culture Change Studio Engagement Programme’ staff training: Two quasi-experimental case studies. International Journal of Older People Nursing, Doi:10.1111/opn.12147
  11. Guzmán A., Freeston M., Hughes J., Rochester L. James, I. (2016). A psychomotor dance therapy intervention for people with dementia: A multiple-baseline single case study. International Psychogeriatrics, 28, 10, 1695 – 715
  12. Guzmán A., Wenborn J., Ledgerd R., Orrell M. (2016) Evaluation of a Staff Training Programme using Positive Psychology coaching with film and theatre elements in care homes: views and attitudes of residents, staff and relatives. International Journal of Older People Nursing. DOI: 10.1111/opn.12126
  13. Meluhish R., Beuzeboc C., Guzmán A. (2015). Developing relationships through involving nursing care staff in Music Therapy and Dance Movement Therapy groups for people with dementia. Dementia International Journal, 0, 1-15
  14. Molloy F. Keogh J., Krampe J., Guzmán A. (2015). Dance Mobility: A somatic dance programme enhancing social and mobility function in New Zealand older adults. Dance, Body and Movement in Psychotherapy, 10,169-180
  15. Guzmán-García A., James I., Hughes J., Rochester L. (2012). Dancing as a psychosocial intervention in care homes: a systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 28,914-424
  16. Guzmán-García A., Mukaetova-Ladinska E., James I. (2012). Introducing a lesson of Latin Ballroom dance class to people with dementia living in care homes, benefits and concerns: a Pilot Study. Dementia International Journal of Social Sciences and Practice, 0, 1-13
  17. Guzmán-García A., Freeston M., James I., Hughes J., Rochester L. (2011). Dance Embraces dementia: A psychomotor intervention in care homes. International Psychogeriatrics; 23, S92-S138
  18. Guzmán-García A., Johannsen L., Wing A.M. (2011). Dance exercise for older adults: a pilot study investigating body sway following a single lesson of Danzón. American Journal of Dance Therapy, 33, 148-156
  19. Johannsen L., Guzmán A., Wing A.M. (2009). Interpersonal Light Touch Assists Balance in the Elderly. Journal of Motor Behaviour, 41, 397-399
  20. Soto D., Funes M.J., Guzmán A., Warbrick T., Rotshtein P., Humphreys, G.W. (2008). Pleasant music overcomes the loss of awareness in patients with visual neglect. PNAS, DOI:10.1073/pnas.0811681106


If interested in research collaboration, get in touch to discuss the best way to work in partnership