I am Laura Rooney, Research and Knowledge Management Officer and TITTAN project coordinator at the DHI.
I have a degree in Pharmacology from the University of Dundee and I recently undertook a master’s degree sponsored by the Scottish Funding Council in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation at the University of Glasgow. As part of my Master’s degree I undertook a three month industrial placement at the Digital Health and Care Institute which also formed the basis of my thesis. My thesis was a gap analysis investigating current self-management support services for diabetes patients and the way in which digital solutions can be useful in filling these gaps.
I create demand-led research pieces with a focus on citizen-centred data sharing and digital literacy. I am also the TITTAN project coordinator, working with several European partners to share knowledge and best practices surrounding healthy and active ageing through the use of technology.