Professorial lecture series returns

26 September 2013

Professor Lynne Baillie will talk about the opportunities for new home technologies

Professor Lynne Baillie will talk about the opportunities for new home technologies

GCU’s series of Professorial Inaugural Lectures restarts in early October with Professor Lynne Baillie’s address on designing technology for the home.

The Professorial Inaugural lectures aim to showcase the research of GCU’s recently appointed or promoted Professors for a non-specialist audience.

Professor Baillie will talk about the opportunities for new innovative home technologies which have been created by a shift in healthcare from a hospital to a domestic setting.

She said: “I will talk about the research challenges I’ve found around the use of technology and the appropriateness of such technologies for the home.”

She has been involved in the user-centred design of home and mobile technologies for over ten years and has worked with several companies such as Orange, Bang and Olufsen, Motorola, Telefonica, Vodafone, and Telecom Austria.

She leads the Interactive and Trustworthy Technologies Research Group, part of the Institute for Sustainable Engineering and Technology Research, which investigates new technological challenges and opportunities and the impact they have on people and society.

Forthcoming Professorial lectures include Professor Paul Iles whose October 16 lecture is entitled ‘Managing the Talent’, Professor Linda Creanor who will speak about ‘Learning and technology: revolution or evolution?’ on November 13 and Professor Dawn Skelton who will draw on her expertise in healthy ageing for ‘You can’t teach old dogs new tricks – or can you?’ on December 13.

Professor Mike Mannion, Vice-Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), said:

“At Glasgow Caledonian University, we are building on Scotland’s proud history of innovation, intellectual curiosity and creativity to develop areas of international excellence in applied research. We have a strong tradition of conducting research that is economically and socially relevant - applying new knowledge to problems of global significance in areas such as health, the environment, business, social justice and inequality and engineering.

“The Professorial Inaugural Lectures give our newest Professors the chance to showcase their work to an audience outside their specialist field, and for students, staff and guests to learn about the University’s best research.”