The CaCHeT team is multi-disciplinary, including technologists, social researchers, clinical specialists and innovators. Our team includes 'core members' and associates, some of whom work on specific projects. Our interests are varied and we can also draw on an extended network of colleagues with diverse skills in nursing and allied health professions, psychology, sociology, product design and management.
Alison Marshall, PhD
Professor of Health Technology and Innovation, Director of the Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT)
Elaine Bidmead, PhD
Research Fellow, Cumbrian Centre for Health Technologies (CaCHeT)
Elaine's background is in Sociology and Social Research. As a research fellow for CaCHeT, Elaine researches user acceptance of digital innovations in healthcare. Elaine has a particular interest in involving and engaging communities and user-groups as partners in the research process.
Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy | Department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Kath has a clinical background in secure mental health services as an occupational therapist. Her work with CaCHeT currently involves helping digital health leaders to integrate theory into their practice in order to facilitate effective implementation of innovation.
Theo Bampouras, PhD
Theo is an Associate Professor in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics; his research interests revolve around muscle performance and its link to other activities (e.g. balance, gait, vision, sporting activities - https://goo.gl/4zFqCx).
Theo is also leader of the Active Ageing Research Group at the University of Cumbria (www.cumbria.ac.uk/activeageing). Collaborating with CaCHeT allows the Active Ageing Research Group to expand its research to the use and impact of technology with older adults.
Head of Department for Health, Psychology and Social Studies.
Frances Sapsford, MSc MCSP
Frances has a background in Physiotherapy and was a clinical specialist in neurological physiotherapy prior to coming to the University of Cumbria. Frances’s interests are in the clinical application of digital technologies within a physiotherapy context. Frances is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, deparment of the Health, Psychology and Social Studies.
Senior Lecturer / Programme Lead MSc Occupational Therapy, Department of Health, Psychology and Social Studies
Victoria Betton, PhD
10th Anniversary Visiting Research Fellow
10th Anniversary Visiting Professor for Digital Transformations of Care Services
10th Anniversary Honorary Lecturer
Visiting Professor, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
Emma is an associate academic working between the Universities of Cumbria and Salford. Her background is in occupational therapy and she has particular interests in working with people with severe and enduring illness and within elderly care. Emma is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate; you can read more about Emma here.