PhD-student at the Advanced Care Research Centre, University of Edinburgh
Elisa has a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Manchester and an MSc (Hons) in Medical Anthropology from the University of Oxford, where she focused on implanted devices, new sensory experiences, and the body’s somatechnical construction. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the Advanced Care Research Centre of the University of Edinburgh, exploring older adults’ changing relationship with their bodies and their lived experience of digital device interventions. Through an expanded empathy framework for intergenerational inclusive design and codesign, her study also aims to inform decision-making practices amongst design development teams to devise a technology that promotes self-care and independence.
For complex challenges an interdisciplinary synthesis can be more important and more relevant than technical and disciplinary expertise. Global problems require an international synthesis.