Bethan Owen-Booth

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy


Bethan qualified as an Occupational Therapist from the University of Liverpool in 1994 and gained an MSc in Clinical Neuropsychology at Bangor University in 2010. She has specialised in neurology since 1999 with experience in community rehabilitation, acute stroke and neuropsychological research, and has presented her research of neuropsychological rehabilitation in both national and international conferences.

Bethan is especially interested in structural and functional neuroimaging in neurorehabilitation. Her research interests include prism adaptation treatment in the rehabilitation of hemi-spatial neglect and patterns of cross-linguistic treatment generalisation of Welsh/English bilinguals with acquired dyslexia.

Bethan was recently awarded the Welsh Stroke Researcher’s Cochrane Fellowship. The award allowed Bethan to work on a systematic review with the Cochrane Stroke and Dementia Groups investigating the effectiveness of aromatherapy in dementia.

Personal interests include jet skiing with family and friends, walking her dog and running.


Msc Foundations of Neuropsychology

BSc Occupational Therapy


Prism Adaptation

Acquired Dyslexia



Ball EL, Owen-Booth  B, Gray  A, Shenkin  SD, Hewitt  J, McCleery  J. Aromatherapy for dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2020, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD003150. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003150.pub3.

Owen-Booth, B. and Lewis, E., (2020), An exploratory study of older persons’ perceptions of engaging in line dancing classes. Journal of Occupational Science27(2), pp.216-221.

Hughes, E.K., Roberts, J.R., Roberts, D.J., Kendrick, L.T., Payne, J.S., Owen-Booth, B., Barr, P. and Tainturier, M.J., (2014), Is translation semantically mediated? Evidence from Welsh-English bilingual aphasia. Frontiers in Psychology.

Roberts, D.J., Owen-Booth, B. and Tainturier, M., (2013), How strong is the relationship between general phonological processes and pseudo-word reading? (51st Academy of Aphasia Proceedings). Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences94, pp.157-158.

Tainturier, M., Keidel, J., Owen-Booth, B. and Thierry, G., (2012), A search-light fMRI study of lexico-semantic processing in early Welsh-English bilinguals. In 50th Academy-of-Aphasia Meeting (pp. 197-198). Elsevier.