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Sophie Gaber

PhD student

About me

My Karolinska Institutet journey began in September 2016 when I travelled from London to Stockholm to join the Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS).

I am a member of the CACTUS (Cognitive Accessibility and Technology Use when aging in home and Society) Research Group, led by Professor Louise Nygård.

In my role as an Early Stage Researcher I am also a member of the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions - Innovative Training Network - INDUCT (Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Using Current Technology).



Research description

Within the CACTUS Research Group there is a drive to explore the societal impact and relationship between the person, the occupations they choose to engage in, and technology as a dimenion of the environment that we all inhabit.

My research is situated within an unfolding, interdisciplinary study which aims to improve technology and care for people with dementia in Europe. Topics of particular focus include, the cognitive accessibility of technology, activities and places within public space and the dissemination of research and technology. This will involve international Secondments:

1. The German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), University of Witten with Professor Martina Roes in order to learn about best practice in Implementation and Dissemination Science.

2. Alzheimers Disease International (ADI) to map facilitators and barriers to dissemination with EU and non-EU communities.

Recent Publications

  • Gaber, S. N., Nygård, L., Brorsson, A., Kottorp, A., Charlesworth, G., Wallcook, S., Malinowsky, C. (2020). Social Participation in Relation to Technology Use and Social Deprivation: A Mixed Methods Study Among Older People with and without Dementia. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health17, 4022.
  • Gaber, S.N., Nygård, L., Kottorp, A. et al. Perceived risks, concession travel pass access and everyday technology use for out-of-home participation: cross-sectional interviews among older people in the UK. BMC Geriatrics, 20, 192 (2020).
  • Gaber, S. N. & Brorsson, A. (2019). The role of technology around stigma: Marie’s journey. World Alzheimer Report 2019, pp. 162-163. London: Alzheimer’s Disease International.
  • Gaber, S. N., Nygård, L., Brorsson, A., Kottorp, A. & Malinowsky, C. (2019). Everyday technologies and public space participation among people with and without dementia. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.
  • Money, A., Atwal, A., Boyce, E., Gaber, S., Windeatt, S. & Alexandrou, K. (2019) 'Falls Sensei: A serious 3D exploration game for older adults to enable the detection of extrinsic fall hazards within the home.'. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 19 (85).






  • Brunel University London (London, UK)
  • University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)
  • University of the Arts (London, UK)


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