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Gillian Dowds

University of Aberdeen
St. Mary's Building, Elphinstone Road,
AB24 3UF

My research background has provided a variety of opportunities to explore my area of interest in Health and General Well-being (with particular interest in rural areas) from various disciplinary stances. I recently completed my PhD project in Human Geography and Human Computer Interaction (a field in Computing Science), which involved designing technology for largely housebound older adults living in rural areas, to improve opportunities for engagement with activities in the local community. Prior to this, I completed my MSc in International Health and Management, which led to a short voluntary project exploring the use of private and public health care facilities (maternal health) in rural areas of Nepal. My undergraduate degree was in Sociology. My research background has provided extensive experience in conducting interviews, analysis of interview data and writing up the findings.