Project team

Researchers: Edinburgh Napier University

Principal Investigator: Dr Gemma Webster

Gemma Webster is a Lecturer in the Information Systems Subject Group within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier UniversityGemma’s principle research interests lie in the field of human computer interaction, health care, older adults, community and assistive technologies. All of Gemma’s research involves ‘real-world’ environments, problems and partners.

Research Fellow: Dr Bruce Ryan

Bruce Ryan is a Researcher in the Centre for Social Informatics within the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University. His main research interests include democratic digital engagement, information literacy, and library and information science research.

Researchers: Abo Akademi

Professor Gunilla Widén

Gunilla Widén is professor of Information Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Åbo Akademi University. Gunilla does research in the area of information behaviour, information literacy, and knowledge management. Her current project is ‘The Impact of Information Literacy in the Digital Workplace (DiWIL)’, funded by the Academy of Finland (2016-20). Other current projects are focusing youth information behaviour and refugees information practices.

Dr Kristina Eriksson-Backa

Dr. Kristina Eriksson-Backa is a university teacher and project researcher in Information Studies at Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland. She holds the title of docent (adjunct professor) in information studies with orientation on health information at the same university. Her main research interests are information about food and health in traditional and social media, health information behaviour, especially among older adults, understanding of health information, health information literacy, health communication, and e-health. She is currently taking part in the project Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for successful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults (HIBA) funded by the Academy of Finland (2015-2019).