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Sarah Wallcook

Affiliated to research

Investigator at the Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre, former Marie Curie Fellow, recent PhD, occupational therapist, singer, committed to improving participation and inclusion in everyday life.

About me

Hello, I am delighted to be affiliated to the CACTUS research group for teaching and research following recent defence of my PhD funded predominantly through a Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship with the Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology (INDUCT). 

As technology changes and becomes ever more prevalent in society, my doctoral thesis investigated how technology acts as both a barrier and facilitator in the daily lives of older adults living with and without dementia in Sweden, the U.K. and the U.S. I have a particular interest in ensuring stakeholder involvement and co-creation across the whole research process (often referred to as Patient Public Involvement, or PPI), and in the rural context for participation. Please do check out this five-minute video summary of my thesis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJhRRg2ugO8

My current Vinnova-funded position with the Stockholm Gerontology Research Center delivers practice-focussed research and organisational development with an emphasis on the consequences of digitalisation to participation in society. 

I teach on a casual basis within the undergraduate occupational therapy programme and I use my strong arts background in my approach to building engagement when I deliver seminars, lectures and workshops.

Education

PhD., MSc. OT, B.Mus (hons)

Academic honours, awards and prizes

MSCA Employment 2020, Vinnova

Stipendium 2020, Svensk Förening för Kognitiv Medicin

INTERDEM Academy Fellowship 2019

Five travel grants to present and chair at international conferences

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