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Dr Hannah Marston

Dr Hannah R. Marston

Profile summary

  • Research Staff
  • Research Fellow
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • Faculty Office
  • Research Excellence
  • hannah.marston

Research interests

  • Digital Games
  • Gerontology
  • Gender
  • Design, Gamification
  • Interaction/Flow/Immersion
  • Oldest Old/Centenarians
  • Millenials/Gen X
  • Mobile (Health) Apps
  • Active & Healthy Ageing

Impact and engagement

2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing Conference:

Under the Digital Health & Wellbeing Special Interest Group (SIG), I organised and hosted the 2nd Digital Health & Wellbeing 3-day conference (http://bit.ly/2DqWryv), here at The Open University (1-3 May). We had presentations across the themes of: Social Media, Education, Digital Health Literarcy, Wearable Devices, Environment, Games for Health, New Routes to Market, Psychological Behaviours. We had attendees from across the UK, Canada, Europe and Japan.

Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series:

In March 2017, I presented some findings at the Northern Irish Assembly under the Knowledge Seminar Series (KESS) programme (http://bit.ly/2xTgPTo). Findings were based on Technology In Later Life (TILL - http://tillproject.weebly.com/) project to Age Milton Keynes at the beginning of 2017. Age Milton Keynes were part of the TILL project through recruitment of participants as part of the suburban site.

British Society of Gerontology Conference 2018:

At the forthcoming Annual British Society of Gerontology Conference which will be held at the University of Manchester/Manchester Metropolitan University sites in July 2018. I will be convening a symposium under the BSG Technology & Ageing SIG. This symposium is based on the edited book - Mobile eHealth (2017 - https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783319606712).  Additionally, as a member of the BSG Executive Committee, we will be holding our summer Executive meeting prior to the Conference commencing on Wednesday 4th July.

Keynote & Guest Speaker Presentations, & Lectures:

  1. Marston, H.R. (2018). Multi-disciplinary work in the 21st century. 26th April, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  2. Marston, H.R. (April, 2018). Digital Games, & ICT For All in the 21st Century! What do we know so far? To be presented at the International Child and Information Safety Congress "Digital Games". Ankara, Turkey. 11-13 April 2018. http://cocukvebilisim.com/en/
  3. Marston, H.R. (2018). Too Old for the 21st Century? 19th March, 2018. Ackworth School, Pontefract West Yorkshire.
  4. Marston, H.R. (2017). Health & Wellbeing in the Digital Age. Workshop on Organization development. Centre for Policing Research & Learning. The Open University, 3 August 2017.
  5. Marston, H.R. (2016). Technology use for adults 70+ years & life-logging of one's life in the 21st Century. Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland. Thursday 11th February 2016, Adobe Connect.
  6. Marston, H.R. (2015). What's it all about? Technology & Ageing in the 21st Century. April 16, 2015. Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  7. Marston, H.R. (2012). Technology & Ageing. Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University, Wales. This guest lecture was conducted via Skype due to the geographic locations of the guest speaker (Cologne, Germany) and the Masters students (Swansea, Wales, UK).
  8. Marston, H.R. (2010). Understanding Gaming Technology & Older Adults. Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2K3.
  9. Marston, H.R. (2010). Let Older Adults Decide: Wii vs PS-2. The University of Guelph-Humber, 207 Humber College Blvd, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 5L7.
  10. Marston, H.R. (2006). Developing Digital Diversity Conference, Thames Valley University, London, Invited Panel Speaker.
  11. Marston, H.R. (2006). CODEWORKS ATL Project. Urban Learning Space, Glasgow, Scotland, Invited Speaker, One hour presentation, Q&A

External collaborations

  • Age Milton Keynes
  • Age Northern Ireland
  • Scottish Gov
  • ILC-UK
  • German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • National University of Singapore
  • Department of Social & Public Health, Ohio University, USA
  • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
  • School of Health & Social Work, University of Hertfordshire
  • The Hague, Netherlands
  • Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada
  • Institute for Successful Longevity & Department of Psychology, Florida State University
  • Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University
  • Faculty of Nursing, University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada
  • Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies, University of Regina, SK, Canada
  • University of La Verne, USA
  • Virgina Tech, USA
  • SilverFit, Netherlands
  • Wilfred Laurier University Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Georgia Tech University
  • De Montfort University, UK

I am a member of several organizations including:

  • The British Society of Gerontology (BSG) http://www.britishgerontology.org/
  • The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) https://www.geron.org/ 
  • British Sociological Association (BSA) https://www.britsoc.co.uk/
  • Irish Gerontological Society (IGS) https://www.irishgerontology.com/
  • Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) http://www.digra.org/
  • The International Society of Gerontechnology (ISG) http://www.gerontechnology.info/index.php/journal 
  • Sigma Phi Omega (SPO) - http://www.sigmaphiomega.com/ 

Publications

E-Leisure and Older Adults: Findings from an International Exploratory Study (2018-02)
Genoe, Rebecca; Kulczycki, Cory; Marston, Hannah; Freeman, Shannon; Musselwhite, Charles and Rutherford, Haley
Therapeutic Recreation Journal, LII(1) (pp. 1-18)
Physically Active Leisure and the Transition to Retirement: The Value of Context (2017)
Liechty, Toni; Genoe, M. Rebecca and Marston, Hannah R.
Annals of Leisure Research, 20(1) (pp. 23-38)
A Scoping Review of Digital Gaming Research Involving Older Adults Aged 85 and Older (2016-06-16)
Marston, Hannah R.; Freeman, Shannon; Bishop, Kristen A. and Beech, Christian L.
Games for Health Journal, 5(3) (pp. 157-174)
Exploring user experience and technology acceptance for a fall prevention system: results from a randomized clinical trial and a living lab (2016-06-10)
Vaziri, Daryoush D.; Aal, Konstantin; Ogonowski, Corinna; Von Rekowski, Thomas; Kroll, Michael; Marston, Hannah R.; Poveda, Rakel; Gschwind, Yves J.; Delbaere, Kim; Wieching, Rainer and Wulf, Volker
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 13(6)
The design of a purpose-built exergame for fall prediction and prevention for older people (2016-06-10)
Marston, Hannah R.; Woodbury, Ashley; Gschwind, Yves J.; Kroll, Michael; Fink, Dennis; Eichberg, Sabine; Kreiner, Karl; Ejupi, Andreas; Janneke, Annegarn; de Rosario, Helios; Wienholtz, Arno; Wieching, Rainer and Delbaere, Kim
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 12, Article 13
The Importance of Personal Possessions for the Development of a Sense of Home of Nursing Home Residents (2016)
Van Hoof, J.; Janssen, M. L; Heesakkers, C. M. C; Van Kersbergen, W.; Severijns, L. E. J; Willems, L. A. G; Marston, H. R.; Janssen, B. M. and Nieboer, M. E.
Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 30(1) (pp. 34-50)
Technology use, adoption and behaviour in older adults: results from the iStoppFalls Project (2016)
Marston, Hannah R.; Kroll, Michael; Fink, Dennis; de Rosario, Helios and Gschwind, Yves J.
Educational Gerontology, 42(6) (pp. 371-387)
Editorial: From Needy and Dependent to Independent Homo Ludens: Exploring Digital Gaming and Older People (2016)
Musselwhite, Charles; Marston, Hannah R. and Freeman, Shannon
Games and Culture, 11(1-2) (pp. 3-6)
Blogging into Retirement: Using Online Research Methods to Understand Leisure among Baby Boomers (2016)
Genoe, M. Rebecca; Liechty, Toni; Marston, Hannah R. and Sutherland, Victoria
Journal of Leisure Research, 48(1) (pp. 15-34)
ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): results from an international multicenter randomized controlled trial (2015-11-27)
Gschwind, Yves J.; Eichberg, Sabine; Ejupi, Andreas; de Rosario, Helios; Kroll, Michael; Marston, Hannah R.; Drobics, Mario; Annegarn, Janneke; Wieching, Rainer; Lord, Stephen R.; Aal, Konstantin; Vaziri, Daryoush; Woodbury, Ashley; Fink, Dennis and Delbaere, Kim
European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, 12, Article 10
Picture your nursing home: Exploring the sense of home of older residents through photography (2015-08-05)
van Hoof, J.; Verhagen, M. M; Wouters, E. J. M.; Marston, H. R.; Rijnaard, M. D. and Janssen, B. M.
Journal of Aging Research, 2015, Article 312931
Extracare: does it promote resident satisfaction compared to residential and home care? (2015-04)
Philips, Judith E.; Dobbs, Christine; Burholt, Vanessa and Marston, Hannah
British Journal of Social Work, 43(3) (pp. 949-967)
Flow experience of older adults using the iStoppFalls exergames (2015-01)
Marston, Hannah R.; Kroll, Michael; Fink, Dennis and Gschwind, Yves J.
Games and Culture, 11(1-2) (pp. 201-222)
ICT-based system to predict and prevent falls (iStoppFalls): study protocol for an international multicenter randomized controlled trial (2014)
Gschwind, Yves J.; Eichberg, Sabine; Marston, Hannah R.; Ejupi, Andreas; de Rosario, Helios; Kroll, Michael; Drobics, Mario; Annegam, Janneke; Wieching, Rainer; Lord, Stephen R.; Aal, Konstantin and Delbaere, Kim
BMC Geriatrics, 14, Article 91
Design recommendations for digital game design within an ageing society (2013)
Marston, Hannah R.
Educational Gerontology, 39(2) (pp. 103-118)
Digital gaming perspectives of older adults: content vs interaction (2013)
Marston, Hannah R.
Educational Gerontology, 39(3) (pp. 194-208)
Centenarian self-perceptions of factors responsible for attainment of extended health and longevity (2013)
Freeman, Shannon; Garcia, John and Marston, Hannah R.
Educational Gerontology, 39(10) (pp. 717-728)
Breaking down barriers: hospice palliative care as a human right in Canada (2013)
Freeman, Shannon; Heckman, George; Naus, Peter J. and Marston, Hannah R.
Educational Gerontology, 39(4) (pp. 241-249)
Older adults as 21st century game designers (2012)
Marston, Hannah R.
Computer Games Journal, 1(1) (pp. 90-102)
Ambient assisted living and care in The Netherlands: the voice of the user (2011-10)
van Hoof, J; Wouters, E. J. M; Marston, H. R.; Vanrumste, B. and Overdiep, R. A
International Journal of Ambient Computing and Intelligence, 3(4) (pp. 25-40)
Digital Game Technology & Health for Older Adults (2017-12-02)
Marston, Hannah; Kroll, M.; Fink, D.; Poveda, R. and Gschwind, Y. J.
In: Marston, Hannah; Freeman, Shannon and Musselwhite, Charles eds. Mobile EHealth. Human–Computer Interaction Series (pp. 149-171)
ISBN : 978-3-319-60671-2 | Publisher : Springer
Digital Game Technology and Older Adults. (2017)
Marston, Hannah R.; Kroll, Michael; Fink, Dennis; Poveda, Rakel and Gschwind, Yves J.
In: Marston, Hannah; Freeman, Shannon and Musselwhite, Charles eds. Mobile e-Health. Human–Computer Interaction Series (pp. 149-171)
ISBN : 978-3-319-60672-9 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham
Gamification: Applications for Health Promotion and Health Information Technology Engagement (2016)
Marston, Hannah R. and Hall, Amanda K.
In: Novák, Daniel; Tulu, Bengisu and Brendryen, Håvar eds. Handbook of research on holistic perspectives in gamification for clinical practice. Advances in Medical Technologies and Clinical Practice (pp. 78-104)
ISBN : 9781466695221 | Publisher : IGI Global | Published : Hershey
Older women on the game: understanding digital game perspectives from an ageing cohort (2015-09)
Marston, Hannah R. and Graner Ray, Sheri
In: Domínguez-Rué, Emma and Nierling, Linda eds. Ageing and Technology: Perspectives from the Social Sciences
ISBN : 9783837629576 | Publisher : Transcript-Verlag
Digital Game Aesthetics of the iStoppFalls Exergame (2014-10-29)
Marston, Hannah; Kroll, Michael; Fink, Dennis and Eichberg, Sabine
In: Schouten, B.; Fedtke, S.; Vosmeer, M. and Gekker, A. eds. Games for Health 2014 (pp. 89-100)
ISBN : 9783658071400 | Publisher : Springer Vieweg | Published : Wiesbaden
Ageing in digital places (2014)
Marston, Hannah R.
In: van Hoof, Joost; Demiris, George and Wouters, Eveline J. M. eds. Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being
ISBN : 978-3-319-01904-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham
Games for health in the home: gaming and older adults in the digital age of healthcare (2014)
Hall, Amanda K and Marston, Hannah R.
In: van Hoof, Joost; Demiris, George and Wouters, Eveline J. M. eds. Handbook of Smart Homes, Health Care and Well-Being
ISBN : 978-3-319-01904-8 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Cham
Mobile e-Health (2017-11-11)
Marston, Hannah; Freeman, Shannon and Musselwhite, Charles eds.
Human–Computer Interaction Series
ISBN : 978-3-319-60671-2 | Publisher : Springer
Gen X and Digital Games: Looking back to look forward (2018)
Brown, Julie A. and Marston, Hannah R.
In : 20th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (15-20 Jul 2018, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA)
The relevance of Innovation Theory of Successful Aging for baby boomers transitioning to retirement (2017)
Genoe, Rebecca; Liechty, Toni and Marston, Hannah
In : Canadian Congress on Leisure Research (23-26 May 2017, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada)
“If I want to know anything I just Google it”: Older adults’ functional and social leisure activities and technology. (2016)
Kulczycki, Cory; Genoe, Rebecca; Marston, Hannah; Freeman, Shannon and Musselwhite, Charles
In : Canadian Congress on Leisure Research 15: Engaging legacies (CCLR15) (23-26 May 2017, University of Waterloo, ON, Canada (forthcoming))
Understanding the digital game classification system: a review of the current classification system and its implications for use within games for health (2013)
Marston, Hannah Ramsden and Smith, Stuart T.
In : First International Conference, SouthCHI 2013 (1-4 Jul 2013, Maribor, Slovenia) (pp. 314-331)
Intergenerational Influences on the Understanding and Use of Technology in Later Life (2016-11-08)
Olynick, J; Freeman, S; Marston, Hannah; Musselwhite, C; Kulczycki, C and Genoe, R
British Columbia, Canada

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