Stina Saunders

Postdoc Data Analyst

  • Usher Institute
  • College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Contact details



Usher Institute – University of Edinburgh
9 Little France Road
Edinburgh BioQuarter

Post code
EH16 4UX


Stina Saunders is a fellow at the European Prevention of Alzheimer’s Dementia (EPAD) project and a doctoral candidate at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Dementia Prevention. Her PhD study is looking at the impact of diagnostic tests disclosure in the mild cognitive impairment population. Stina Saunders completed her postgraduate studies in Clinical Psychology at the University of Tartu in Estonia, focusing on adjustment disorders and stress reactions. Aside from her doctoral work, Stina Saunders is involved with upcoming European Medicines Agency led work around patient preferences and patient reported outcomes measures in clinical trials as well as research engagement and participant panels.


MRes Clinical Psychology

MA (postgraduate) Clinical Psychology

BA Literature (major); Psychology (minor)

Research summary


  1. Watson, J., Saunders, S. Muniz-Terrera, G., Ritchie, C.W., Evans, A., Luz, S., Clarke, C.L. (2019). What matters to people with memory problems, healthy volunteers and health and social care professionals in the context of developing treatment to prevent Alzheimer’s dementia? A qualitative study. Health Expectations: An International Journal of Public Participation in Health Care and Health Policy.
  2. Saunders, S. Muniz-Terrera, G., Watson, J., Clarke, C.L., Luz, S., Evans, A., Ritchie, C.W. (2018). Participant outcomes and preferences in Alzheimer’s disease clinical trials: The electronic Person-Specific Outcome Measure (ePSOM) development program. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational research & Clinical interventions
  3. Gregory, S., Milne, R., Wells, K., Forsyth, K Saunders, S., Ritchie, C.W. (2018). Research participants as collaborators: Background, Experience and Policies from the PREVENT Dementia and EPAD Programmes. Dementia.
  4. Saunders, S., Ritchie, CW, Russ, T., Muniz-Terrera, G., Ritchie, K. (2017). Evolution and future directions for the concept of Mild Cognitive Impairment. Guest editorial. International Psychogeriatrics, 1-4

Current research interests

Risk disclosure, pre-dementia stages of the Alzheimer's disease spectrum