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Katie Brittain
Associate Professor of Ageing and Health

Katie is Associate Professor of Ageing & Health in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health. Katie is a social gerontologist and has an educational background in sociology. This has enabled her to pursue her research interests in the social impact that illness can have on the lives of older people. Before joining Northumbria University Katie worked at Newcastle University for sixteen years. During her time as a researcher she has researched and published widely around the impact of ill health on older people and carers.

She held an EPSRC 'Discipline Hopping' award that explored 'ageing in place' and the impact of emerging technologies on the lives of older people. This has enabled her to work across disciplinary boundaries and focus on how aspects of the physical, social and technological environment pose challenges and opportunities for older people and their wider community.

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Katie is Associate Professor of Ageing & Health in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery & Health. Katie is a social gerontologist and has an educational background in sociology. This has enabled her to pursue her research interests in the social impact that illness can have on the lives of older people. Before joining Northumbria University Katie worked at Newcastle University for sixteen years. During her time as a researcher she has researched and published widely around the impact of ill health on older people and carers. She held an EPSRC 'Discipline Hopping' award that explored 'ageing in place' and the impact of emerging technologies on the lives of older people. This has enabled her to work across disciplinary boundaries and focus on how aspects of the physical, social and technological environment pose challenges and opportunities for older people and their wider community.
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