gdewsbury is a Independent Research company based in the East Midlands, UK, which commenced trading in 2012 following the success of the SMART Thinking consultancy. It comprises of husband and wife team Guy and Debbie Dewsbury.
Director and Senior Independent Research Consultant Guy Dewsbury
Director and Senior Independent Research Consultant Guy Dewsbury (Ph.D., Cert.Ed.Man., B.A. Hons) has internationally renowned expertise which stems from an academic background which is laced with practical experiences from the field of applying qualitative research and developing person-centred solutions for older and disabled people. He specialises in Technology Enabled Care, assistive technology, telecare, telehealth, eHealth and mHealth as well as qualitative, ethnographic research.
Guy is a professional qualitative researcher, academic and commercial writer, blogger, assistive technologist and telecare/telehealth consultant. He has worked in the field for over twenty years and obtained his Ph.D. on ‘ the person-centred design of assistive technology systems’.
Guy has worked in a range of employment from academia, through to health, social care and the third sector.
Guy is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for Every-One. Every-One is a Lincolnshire based social enterprise and registered charity, that aims to work inclusively with everyone, to ensure that every one carer and people that are cared for, are at the centre of their own wellbeing. It does that by developing and delivering a range of person-centred services and projects that works towards
‘making wellbeing personal’.
Independent Research Consultant Debbie Dewsbury
Debbie Dewsbury, Independent Research Consultant, comes from an OT background having worked at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in London. She then moved into Social Services and whilst in this local authority she worked on a self-assessment project and was promoted to work in the Telecare Team. Debbie brings health, social care and technology hands-on expertise to the team. Debbie also co-writes and edits publications for the consultancy. With both a telecare and an Occupational Therapy (NHS and Social Services) background, Debbie adds a range of complementary skills to gdewsbury.
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