Dr Sarah Kate Smith

Research Associate

School of Health and Related Research

Medicine, Dentistry and Health


Telephone: +44 (0) 114 215 9120
Email: s.k.smith@sheffield.ac.uk


I received a First Class Honours in Psychology in 2011 and embarked on my PhD in October of the same year in the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. My PhD was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) White Rose University Consortium. The focus of my PhD was concerned with exploiting digital technologies with people living with dementia, in particular technologies that are known to be under-used by older adults.

I joined the CATCH team at the end of 2014 after completing my PhD in the Health Services Research section of ScHaRR. Although, my main focus of interest remains within the topic of dementia, specifically in the creation of opportunities to enable people living with the condition to socially connect using contemporary ICT’, I am committed to promoting technological engagement with older adults in general.

Current Research Projects:

Independent Living Functions of the Elderly (IN-LIFE) is a European Horizon 2020 project to promote independence for people with cognitive impairment using contemporary ICT’s. Feb 2015-Jan 2018

Novel Assessment of Nutrition and Ageing (NANA), initially part of the New Dynamics of Ageing programme, is an ongoing project focusing on the digital capture of older adults nutritional status funded by the NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber

Ambient Assisted Living Technologies for Wellness, Engagement and Long Life (AAL-WELL) is developing new AAL technologies that support active and healthy ageing with particular attention on older adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)