Katie Brittain

katie.brittain@northumbria.ac.uk | Visiting Researcher

Katie Brittain

Katie holds a BSc in Applied Sociology from Surrey University, a MA in Sociological Research in Healthcare from Warwick University, and a PhD in Social Gerontology from Leicester University. She is based in the Institute of Health and Society and is a visiting member of staff to Open Lab, working primarily on the SALT project.


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Associated Projects

  • MyPlace: Mobility and PLace for the Age-friendly City Environment
    The aim of MyPlace is to develop and test through real-world research a digital platform and toolkit that will enable members of the public to engage with local councils and other organisations more effectively in the research, planning and design of t...
    August 30, 2011
  • Ageing in Place
    Demographic ageing has raised many issues for policy and practice, particularly in terms of how society should best support and care for the ageing population. Governments around the western world have recommended that older people should be supported ...
    August 30, 2011
  • SALT: Designing Scalable Assistive Technologies and Services
    Currently, health and social care institutions struggle to meet the demands of the ageing population due to insufficient capacity and resources. The potential of new technology to assist older people and promote independent healthy living is huge. Howe...
    August 30, 2011
  • AEGIS
    Technology can be of great assistance in leading an active and independent life. However, ICT development often fails to take into consideration the needs of some groups, such as older people and those with disabilities. The AEGIS project (Assisting th...
    August 30, 2011
  • Keeping in Touch Every Day
    For the KITE (Keeping in Touch Every Day) project, we developed two prototype devices in collaboration with two people with dementia and their carers. The devices were intended to assist the particular individuals involved in the project in the mainten...
    August 30, 2011
  • KITE: Keeping in touch every day
    People with dementia commonly experience memory problems. A concern for both them and their carers, therefore, is that they will become lost while out alone. While not unreasonable, this can prevent the maintenance of healthy, useful and enjoyable pr...
    August 30, 2011
 
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