Dr Chris Papdopoulos

University of Bedfordshire

Dr Chris Papadopoulos is a principal lecturer in public health and director of health research at the University of Bedfordshire. Chris teaches on a range of health post-graduate health courses in particular the MSc Public Health taught course. He is research active in a range of public health areas particularly mental health, autism, informal carers/parents, older adults, culture, health technology and social robotics. Chris is one of the leads of the CARESSES project and the lead of the trial and evaluation phase of the study.

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Developing, testing and evaluating culturally competent socially assistive robots for use among older adults residing in long-stay care settings

A description of the EU-H2020 and Japanese government funded CARESSES study will be provided. The seminar will explain why the rationale behind this study, how the trial was designed and implemented and what was learned.

Dr Chris Papdopoulos will be speaking in the following theatre: