Peter WorthyOverview: The Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Research Unit is designing and developing “TechCBT” a technology platform that will allow people to access a CBT program through different technologies including a smart assistant and their mobile phones (MRFF funded).  We are involving people living with dementia, their care partners and other stakeholders throughout the project in two roles: as advisors to the project and as co-designers of the Technology Platform.  Across those levels of involvement people living with dementia have helped the project create a dementia-friendly confidentiality agreement, set-up an IP position at the start of co-design, and helped us to address some difficult technology design issues.  This seminar will provide an overview of the process and methods we have used so far.

Bio: Dr Peter Worthy is currently a Post-doctoral Researcher working on two MRFF funded projects, one in UQ-CCR and the other in HaBS. After completing his Bachelor of Laws (1986) and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (1987), Peter was admitted as a Solicitor and completed 6 years in private general legal practice. Peter then completed a Bachelor of Applied Science (2000) within the field of Human Movement studies but with a focus on Exercise Physiology and Functional Anatomy. Whilst completing this degree, Peter worked in industry for approximately 16 years with roles in rehabilitation, insurance law and legal management including a position on the executive of WorkCover Qld as General Manager, Common Law. Peter then made a career change working for the University of Queensland in project management. He worked on three teaching and learning research projects.

During this time Peter completed a Master of Interaction Design (awarded 2014) and then a PhD (conferred 16 March 2020).  He then worked as a Post-doctoral Researcher and Project Manager for the Florence Project (funded by the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language).

About CCR Seminars

The UQ Centre of Clinical Research Seminars (CCR) are held fortnightly on Wednesdays from 12pm - 1pm (except during school holidays) currently on Zoom. The series features topics in multiple fields of research, presented by invited international, interstate and local researchers.