School of Health and Related Research
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
I am a PhD student at the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare in the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR).
I completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of York in 2007 and went on to work as an Assistant Psychologist in the older adult services at The Retreat, a not for profit provider of specialist mental health care in York.
In 2013, I decided to make the move into research and joined the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group within ScHARR, working as a Research Assistant on two projects in the field of dementia care. The ‘InTouch’ project evaluated games on touch screen computers with people with dementia and the ‘DigIT’ project is developing an evidence-based protocol for the evaluation of assistive technology designed for people with dementia.
My research interests are focused on improving the quality of life for people diagnosed with dementia using assistive, digital technologies.