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21 October 2021  


Dr Sarah Foley

Dr Sarah Foley

Dr Sarah Foley


Dr Sarah Foley was awarded an NUI Grant for Early Career Academics in 2020.
Dr Foley is a Lecturer in the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork. She has an undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology and graduated with an Irish Research Council funded PhD from UCC in February 2020. In her research, Sarah employs qualitative research methods in the field of Human-Computer Interaction to examine the role of technology and design in care contexts. Her PhD research examined the role of technology to enhance social relationships in dementia care, resulting in a series of publications on co-design with people with dementia in care.

Project supported by the NUI Grant Scheme:

She is currently working on research to examine the meaning of care in the context of technology and design, and the implications for designing for care in contexts including ageing , community, and relational care. The NUI Grant is supporting Sarah to disseminate this research at International HCI conferences and develop further applied research projects on care with her network of colleagues.