School of Health and Related Research
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
I am currently a PhD student within the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR). My research is looking at the use of telemedicine for remote health care provision by care homes for older people. This project has also been adopted by the Telehealth and Care Technologies (TaCT) theme within the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH).
I have a varied background having previously graduated from ScHARR in 2009 with a BMedSci Health and Human Sciences and then with an MPH in International Development in 2011.
Previously, I worked within ScHARR as a Research Assistant within the University on two MRC funded RCTs; ‘Lifestyle Matters’; an occupational therapy based intervention for those aged 65 years and over and ‘Putting Life in Years’ (PLINY), a telephone friendship group-intervention to improve mental wellbeing in community living older adults aged 75 years and older.
I have also worked as part of the Late Effects Team at the Academic Unit of Clinical Oncology, investigating models of follow-up care in cancer survivors and on a range of trials in the Cardiovascular Research Unit (CVRU).
Current Research Projects:
- PhD: ‘The use of telemedicine for remote health care provision by care homes for older people’ – Funding from the Abbeyfield Research Foundation.