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Andrew was appointed Professor and Director of the Gerontology Research Centre at SFU in September 2007. Andrew has been a member of the British Society of Gerontology Executive Committee and has been UK representative on the EU’s COST-A5 Committee on Ageing and Technology. Since 2000 he has developed research and teaching links with 26 universities worldwide and has actively collaborated with over 30 major commercial and government organisations.
Andrew’s research has two main themes. Firstly, he has extensive research experience within the area of health and quality of life of older people and the role of health and social care services. Secondly, he has been particularly involved in the strategic development of research in the area of technology for independent living. Andrew has used gerontological knowledge, theories and methods to provide input into user centred design and development of community care technologies (telecare) to facilitate and deliver health and social care services for older and disabled people. Much of Andrew’s research has had an applied perspective, with a specific aim to transfer empirical results into policy and practice.