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Ursula Ankeny presents at 3rd Child Heath Tech Conference before beginning Australia and New Zealand placements

09 Nov 2023

PhD researcher Ursula Ankeny presents this week at the Child Health Technology conference (8-10 November 2023). Her presentation is entitled: ‘Technology as a helping hand: the impacts of self-management assistive devices on children and young people (CYP) with JIA’. The presentation explores the benefits technological devices can bring to condition management for young people with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. In particular, it explores how these technological benefits can often go beyond individual physical symptom management, towards more intangible aspects, such as enabling improved stakeholder communication, independence, or confidence.

Child Health Tech conference 2023
Child Health Tech conference 2023

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Southern Hemisphere placements

PhD researcher Ursula Ankeny will be undertaking placements in Australia and New Zealand from November 2023 to January 2024, to inform her PhD studies. She will initially be based in Melbourne, working with Design Health Collab at Monash University. This interdisciplinary research lab takes a people-centred design approach to solving wicked problems at the intersection of design and health.

Following this, she will attend Good Health Design based at AUT’s School of Art and Design in Auckland. They are a transdisciplinary design and research studio, headed up by Prof Steve Reay, using design to empower, delight and enrich lives in our communities.