Gemma Webster

Lecturer

Gemma Webster is a Lecturer in the Information Systems Subject Group. Gemma's principle research interests lie in the field of human computer interaction, health care, older adults, community and assistive technologies. She is an experienced multidisciplinary researcher who has worked in a number of different environments and areas including healthcare, nature conservation, community organisations and heritage. A key aspect of all Gemma's research is that it involves ‘real-world’ environments, problems and partners.

Gemma was a Research Fellow on the CURIOS, POWKist and MinkApp projects at the dot.rural Digital Economy Research Hub at the University of Aberdeen before joining Napier. Gemma completed her undergraduate degree in computing (2008) and PhD (2011) at the School of Computing, University of Dundee before moving to Lancaster University as a Research Associate. 
 
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  • eHealth
    The way healthcare is delivered changes rapidly. The reasons are demographic and societal changes, austerity and rapid progressive technologies. Care models are shifting from specialist oriented hospital based to distributed, patient centred care.
  • Information Science
  • Information Society
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G.Webster@napier.ac.uk

+44 (0)131 455 2667

Room C56
Merchiston Campus
10 Colinton Road
Edinburgh
EH10 5DT

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    Recent Projects

    e-Placement Scotland
    The project aims to create 1500 paid placement opportunities for computing students studying in any Scottish university or college over the 5 year project. We are also researching student, graduate and employer perspectives on work placements.
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    PhD Project Involvement

    Alicja Pawluczuk (PhD 2016-)
    Digital media for widening cultural engagement.
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    Recent Publications

    Beel, D., Wallace, C., Webster, G., Nguyen, H., Tait, E., Macleod, M., Mellish, C. (2015). Cultural resilience: The production of rural community heritage, digital archives and the role of volunteers. Journal of Rural Studies, , (), .

    Beel, D., Wallace, C., Webster, G., Nguyen, H. (2015). The Geographies of Community History Digital Archives in Rural Scotland. Scottish Geographical Journal, 131, (3-4), 201-211.

    Hanson, V., Webster, G., Dennis, M. (2015). Workshop on Interactivity in Healthcare Systems (IHS). In: (Ed.) Human-Computer Interaction–INTERACT 2015, , () ( ed.). (pp. 677-678). : . Springer International Publishing.

    Kay, A., Webster, G., Beel, D., Nguyen, H. (2015). POWKist: Visualising Cultural Heritage Linked Datasets. Presented at: The 2nd Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium 2015, University of Sheffield, Sheffield..

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