I have a research background in Psychology (Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany) and continued to study at Newcastle University for an M.Sc. in Clinical and Health Psychology & M.Res. in Digital Civics.
My research interest lies in the field of ageing & HCI and I am particularly interested in how older adults can make use of digital and community media as part of their civic participation. As part of my research I have been involved with the launch of the Later Life Audio and Radio Network (LLARN), which aims to strengthen the visibility of older adults as content creators and promotes diverse talk-based content on age & ageing.
In previous quantitative research projects I have looked at well-being and social connectedness in later life in Berlin and investigated social isolation and loneliness in later life with a cross-cultural emphasis comparing large German and English cohort studies (ELSA, DEAS).
Diversifying Community Radio: the creation of the Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative
Older Voices: Supporting community radio production in later life using digital technologies
Content Creation in Later Life: Reconsidering older adults' digital participation and inclusion
2021 – Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
Digitalising the Age-Friendly City: Insights from Participatory Action Research
2020 – International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
The Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative: considering radio as a technology to promote citizen dialogue in later life
2020 – DSAI 2020: 9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info Exclusion
Older voices: supporting community radio production for civic participation in later life
2019 – 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems