Guy Dewsbury Ph.D. – Independent Research Consultant
Dr Dewsbury is a professional writer, assistive technologist and telecare consultant. He completed his doctoral thesis on ‘person-centred design of assistive technology systems’.
Currently, he writes the ‘TechTalk‘ column for Access Magazine (formerly Disability Magazine) and is on the editorial board of Health Informatics Journal and the editorial board of the Journal of Assistive Technologies. He also works with University of Trieste on the virtual assistive technology course.
He has been involved in a number of consultancy roles and currently works on the Technology Strategy Board’s ‘ATHENE’ Project advising on research methods. Previously, he was a technology consultant with the Technology Strategy Board’s ALIP project, for ‘Which?’ magazine on telecare systems. Guy has also worked in partnership with Aberdeen social work on the design of 54 smart homes in Aberdeen (Scotland). He co-designed the first inhabited smart house in Scotland for a woman who had suffered a severe brain injury.
Academically, he has worked for King’s College London, Lancaster University, Glasgow University, Aberdeen University, and Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen) where he has been involved in a number of high profile technology projects with older or disabled people.
He runs an internationally renowned website called SMART Thinking.
Debbie Ballard – Independent Research Consultant
With both a telecare and an Occupational Therapy (NHS and Social services) background Debbie adds a range of complimentary skills to gdewsbury.