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Sarah Foley


Dr. Sarah Foley is a Lecturer in Applied Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction, University College Cork. Her research interests lie at the intersection of healthcare, and technology. She employs co-design and qualitative methods in her research.
She completed her PhD in 2019, which examined the role of design and technology in dementia care from University College Cork. She is currently working on a Lero Platform funded project on women’s health and the role of online communities.
She is interested in supervising projects on the role of technology in women’s reproductive health, including socio-technical examinations of social support in care settings, and supporting interactions with healthcare services.
This may include the role of technology in managing reproductive health across the lifespan and chronic reproductive health conditions. Potential methods include qualitative/co-design work to inform the design of technology/prototype/recommendations.

Research Areas:

Women’s Health; Health Care Technologies; Qualitative Methods; Co-Design.