I am a registered Occupational Therapist and my doctoral student journey began in September 2016 when I travelled from London to Stockholm to join the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).
I am a member of the CACTUS (Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when aging in home and Society) Research Group, led by Professor Louise Nygård.
In my role as an Early Stage Researcher I am also a member of the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network - INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology).
This year I had the honour of being elected to Vice Chair of the NVS Doctoral Student Council.
Masters of Science, Brunel University London (UK)
Master of Arts, University of Edinburgh (UK)
Within the CACTUS Research Group there is a drive to explore the societal impact and relationship between the person, the occupations they choose to engage in, and technology as a dimenion of the environment that we all inhabit.
My research is situated within an unfolding, interdisciplinary study which aims to improve technology and care for people with dementia in Europe. This will involve international Secondments:
1. The German Centre for Neurodegenerative Disorders (DZNE), University of Witten with Professor Martina Roes in order to learn about best practice in Implementation and Dissemination Science.
2. Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) to map faciliatators and barriers to diseemination with EU and non-EU communities.
Preliminary results presented at the Alzheimers Europe Conference, Berlin 2017 (attended by 750 people from 41 countries).
Forthcoming presentation at the World Federation of Occupational therapists Congress, Cape Town 2018.