...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Wednesday, 23 May 2012
Sarah Kate Smith wins honorable mention at White Rose Spring Conference
Sarah Kate Smith
The annual conference of the White Rose Doctoral Training
Centre was held at the University of York on 2nd May 2012. The theme
of the conference was ‘Methodological Challenges for the 21st
Century’ and speakers from the three White Rose Universities, Leeds, Sheffield
and York, all gave their perspectives including ScHARR’s Professor
Students and supervisors represented an array of different
disciplines at the conference including Law, Sociology, Politics, Geography,
Economics, Psychology, Education, Business, Management and Journalism. All new
postgraduate research social science students were invited to present a poster
about their research. All posters were then entered into a competition and
judged by a Doctoral Training Centre panel. My poster got an honourable mention in the competition, and was very well regarded by the judges.
Sarah's poster on dementia
My poster was titled ‘Can touch-screen technology
facilitate social and leisure activity for people with dementia residing in the
community?’ The aim of this project is to address the bias towards research
that emphasises issues of safety and security for people living with dementia.
As important as this area is, far less attention is given to promoting
technologies that facilitate activities to make life worth living including meaningful
interactions, enjoyment and a sense of achievement.