Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Promoting communication in dementia – new paper published

An example of a typical photograph included in Computer Interactive Reminiscence and Conversation Aid (CIRCA)


A paper by CATCH member Dr Sarah Smith has appeared in Technologies, an international open access journal, focusing on emerging scientific and technological trends, this month.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

CATCH collaborates with international colleagues



Members of the CATCH team have been collaborating with international colleagues on two recently published research papers.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

New research paper published in the British Journal of General Practice.



A CATCH research scientist is part of a team that have published a paper in the British Journal of General Practice.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Mark Hawley invited to speak at parliamentary group about Housing and Care

Centre Director Mark Hawley has been invited to speak at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Housing and Care for Older People on March 26th. The group highlights the importance of the role of housing alongside social care and health in providing greater choice and more effective support in later life.

Prof Luc de Witte to speak at the social science business of ageing event

Prof Luc de Witte is due to speak at 'the business of care: social science and the future of healthy ageing' event organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences on March 27th.

Mark Hawley gives invited talk at prestigious housing and care industry event

Centre Director Mark Hawley was invited to speak at the recent Innovative Housing and Technology Enabled Care Services event organised by CATCH collaborator Johnnie Johnson Housing (JJH).

Communication and Control - A Talk on Personal Experiences of AAC and Technology

This exciting talk, on Wednesday 28th February, hosted by our close collaborators Barnsley Hospital, is a unique opportunity to hear the experiences of Jamie and Colin: two of Barnsley Hospital's inspirational Assistive Technology users. Jamie and Colin were both born with life-long conditions and will describe how they use technology to improve their lives.

Professor Chris Whitty predicts what NHS will face on its 90th birthday

Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Scientific Adviser, Department of Health, recently gave a keynote speech at the University of Sheffield about what the NHS will face in 20 years time.

Friday, 16 February 2018

School students inspired by robots to undertake careers in STEM!

CATCH Centre Manager Simon Butler, with help from our Pepper, MiRo and Paro robots, helped to inspire Year 7 students at Batley Girls' High School at a recent STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) careers event.

Researcher to help evaluate new Sheffield Mental Health Guide

A CATCH researcher is involved in helping to develop Sheffield’s innovative new approach to mental health guidance.