Keeping in Touch (KIT)
This project is about helping older adults to keep in touch with friends and
family. Since people now often live further away from each other, we depend more than ever on
letters and the telephone to stay in touch. I am looking at ways in which
people stay in touch now, and any problems they have doing so. For example,
people who have hearing loss can find it difficult to hear what someone says on
I would also like to examine whether computers could be used to
help people to keep in touch with others.
For further details of what I'm hoping to do, you can look at my
This research is funded by the
Royal Society of Edinburgh/ Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland through
a personal research fellowship on the Ageing Population.