BSc (Hons), PhD
Dr Joe Wherton is a Senior Researcher at the University of Oxford. He has a background in psychology and human-computer interaction and his research focuses on the participatory design of assisted living technologies and services. His research is strongly interdisciplinary, involving ethnographic and participatory design methods to inform the development and implementation of technology-supported services for health and social care.
His research interests include the use of technologies to support older people and vulnerable groups, including people living with dementia, loneliness, restricted mobility and chronic illness. In particular, his research seeks to support the co-production of personalised care solution that can address the complex and diverse needs of service users.
Joe obtained his Psychology BSc at University of Bath (2004) and his Psychology PhD at University of York (2008). He is committed to working in collaboration with industry, health and social care organisations to develop useful and useable assisted living solutions. He has previously worked at Queen Mary University of London (2011-2016) where he conducted ethnographic work on the use of telecare and telehealth. Prior to this he was based at Trinity College Dublin (2008-2011), working within the Technology Research for Independent Living (TRIL) Centre in partnership with Intel and the Health Service Executive.
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