Alice Spann

Mag, BSc, MPH

Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health

PhD student

Full contact details

Alice Spann
Population Health, School of Medicine and Population Health
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
S1 4DA

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 mental health. 

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

Research group


  • Lead supervisor: Professor Luc de Witte
  • Second supervisor: Professor Mark Hawley
  • Third supervisor: Professor Marieke Spreeuwenberg