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Jenny Murfield

Jenny is a Research Fellow at the Food and Mood Centre, Deakin University. She works across projects at the centre, focusing on research development and translation of evidence into policy and practice.

Jenny holds a BSc(Hons) in Psychology from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Complementary Therapies from Griffith University. She has a research background in ageing and dementia, with her PhD exploring the applicability of compassion-based approaches to support the psychological health of family carers of people living with dementia. Jenny has experience in co-design, social policy evaluation, and research project management.


Research areas and skills: gerontology; dementia care; psychosocial interventions; mental health and wellbeing; mindfulness and compassion; co-design.


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