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Sarah Wallcook

Affiliated to research

European Commission Marie Curie Fellowship Alumnus, recent PhD, occupational therapist and singer, committed to improving participation and inclusion in everyday life.

About me

Hello, I am delighted to continue my affiliation with the CACTUS research group following recent defence of my PhD and I am a proud alumnus of the Marie Sklodowska Curie fellowship funded through 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 citizen involvement and co-creation across the whole research process (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 community-centred career as a strategic charity leader and educator for over ten years in the UK has focused on positive social transformation and creating tailored opportunities for people to participate in activities that are important to them. 


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

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Stipendium 2020, Svensk Förening för Kognitiv Medicin

INTERDEM Academy Fellowship 2019

Four travel grants to present and chair at international conferences

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