I joined the Digital Health and Care Institute in September 2015. As the head the Research and Knowledge Management team at the DHI, I lead on research, knowledge management, college engagement and skills development agendas for the institute. In addition, I also look after the DHI-funded MSc student provision across Scottish HEIs, organise knowledge exchange activities and bespoke workshops for our partners. My specific interest is on supporting the development of the digital skills provision for the health and care workforce.
Work at the DHI pulls together the strands of my career to date, including research into interdisciplinary working in the fields of educational and medical technologies and digital health, interdisciplinary research collaborations, and the production, appropriation and use of innovative technologies as part of different work practices. My PhD is from the University of Stirling (2012).
DHI is a dynamic and inspiring work environment. It is a privilege to be part of a catalyst affecting change in the Scottish health and care sector. I find it inspiring and energising to have the opportunity to engage daily with a wide variety of professionals and other stakeholders as well as diverse knowledge areas. I also enjoy our work in disrupting existing or usual thinking and working patterns around technologies and services, as well as assisting individuals and groups to envision novel ways to do things.