Laura has worked in the health and social care sector since 2003, initially as a Kitchen Assistant in a nursing home she has worked with a diverse set of individuals.
Since 2015 Laura has worked as a health and social care consultant, working with nursing homes and care homes with unique sets
of challenges and difficulties utilising technology to successfully support change and improved outcomes for individuals.
Laura holds a BA(Open) in Health and Social Care, recently achieving an MSc Gerontology and Ageing with Distinction at Swansea University.
Her research interests center on technology, older adults, social isolation, loneliness and later life career transitions. In addition to her work in health and social care, she writes health and social care resources for JISC, develops tailored training packages for the sector and is involved in overseeing quality assurance for health and social care qualifications in HE and private training providers.
‘Too old for technology?’
Identifying social technology, the potential it harnesses and approaches to support successful adoption this seminar challenges the notion that older adults are ‘too old for technology’. Exploring the potential of technology to promote and enhance social connections for older adults living in both nursing home and care home contexts, this seminar provides new approaches for technology utilisation and adoption.