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Digital and Assistive Technologies

Digital technology is changing how we interact and driving expectations for how services, including medical services, are delivered. We are exploring these changes with a view to improving service delivery, both in the UK and low resource settings elsewhere, taking into account the ethical and social dimensions of how new services are provided.

Current projects include:

Improving health outcomes for young people with long-term conditions. The role of digital communication in current and future patient-clinician communication for NHS provides of specialist clinical services (The LYNCS study)

Selected recent publications

Watkins, Jocelyn, Goudge, Jane, Gómez-Olivé, F. Xavier, Griffiths, Frances. 2018. Mobile phone use among patients and health workers to enhance primary healthcare : a qualitative study in rural South Africa. Social Science & Medicine, View

Armoiry, Xavier, Sturt, Jackie, Phelps, Emma Elizabeth, Walker, Clare, Court, Rachel A., Taggart, Frances M., Sutcliffe, P. (Paul), Griffiths, Frances, Atherton, Helen. 2018. Digital clinical communication for families and caregivers of children or young people with short- or long-term conditions: rapid review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 20 (1), View

Anstey Watkins, Jocelyn, Goudge, Jane, Gómez-Olivé, F. Xavier, Huxley, Caroline J., Dodd, Katherine, Griffiths, Frances. 2018. mHealth text and voice communication for monitoring people with chronic diseases in low-resource settings : a realist review. BMJ Global Health, View

Eyre, Robert W., House, Thomas A., Hill, Edward, Griffiths, Frances. 2017. Spreading of components of mood in adolescent social networks. Royal Society Open Science, 4 (9), View

Sorell, T Draper, H Telecare, surveillance and the welfare state. American Journal of Bioethics 2012 12 (9):36-44

Draper, H., Sorell, T. Telecare, remote monitoring and care. Bioethics 2013 27(7): 365-372