Alice Spann [Mag, BSc, MPH]Photograph of Alice Spann

School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court
30 Regent Street
Sheffield S1 4DA

ScHARR section: CATCH


Office: The Innovation Centre


I hold a BSc in Nursing and a master’s degree in Nursing Science from the University of Vienna. Having worked as a nurse for three years at a private hospital in Vienna, I decided to get back into academia and completed my master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Edinburgh in 2017. My MPH dissertation focused on older people’s views and experiences with mHealth.

Research Interests

My research interests generally revolve around the potential of technology to improve the quality and accessibility of care. I am particularly interested in how carers and care recipients experience these interventions. My PhD focuses on the potential role of technology to support working carers and is part of the ESRC funded Sustainable Care programme.

Title of PhD

Technologies to support working carers: connecting people and systems


· Lead Supervisor: Prof. Luc de Witte

· Second Supervisor: Prof. Mark Hawley

· Third Supervisor : Prof. Marieke Spreeuwenberg