Publications

Journal/Conference Articles

Baker, S., Waycott, J., Vetere, F., & Hoang, T. (in press). The Technology Explorers: Partnering with Older Adults to Engage with Virtual Reality and Virtual Avatars. In Barbosa Neves, B & Vetere F (eds.) Ageing and Digital Technology: designing and evaluating emerging technologies for older adults. Springer.

Baker, S., Warburton, J., Waycott, J., Batchelor, F., Hoang, T., Dow, B., Ozanne, E., Vetere, F. (2018). Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: A systematic review of existing evidence. Australasian Journal on Ageing.

Carrasco, R., Waycott, J., Baker, S., Vetere, F. (2018). Designing the Lost Self: Older Adults’ Self-representations in Online Games. In Proceedings of Designing Interactive Systems – DIS ‘18.

Carrasco, R., Baker, S., Waycott, J., & Vetere, F. (2017). Negotiating Stereotypes of Older Adults through Avatars. In Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction – OzCHI ’17.

Puri, A., Baker, S., Hoang, T., & Carrasco, R. (2017). To be (Me) or Not to Be? Photorealistic Avatars and Adults. In Proceedings of the 29th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction – OzCHI ’17.

Baker, S., Warburton, J., Hodgkin, S., & Pascal, J. (2017). The New Informational Paradigm: Developing Pracice-Led Approaches to the use of Mobile ICT in Social Work. British Journal of Social Work.

Baker, S., Warburton, J., Hodgkin, S., & Pascal, J.(2017). The supportive network: rural disadvantaged older people and ICT. Ageing & Society 37(6), 1291-1309.

Waycott, J, & Baker, S. (2016). Older Adults and Digital Participation: Challenges, Opportunities and Future Directions. Peer reviewed position paper presented at the Digital Participation: Engaging Diverse and Marginalised Communities workshop, OzCHI 2016.

Cyarto, E., Batchelor, S., Baker, S., & Dow, B. (2016). Active Ageing with Avatars. Proceedings of the 28th Australian Conference on Computer-Human Interaction. ACM, New York, NY. 302-309.

Baker, S., Waycott, J., Pedell, S., Hoang, T., & Ozanne, E. (2016). Older People and Social Participation: From Touch-Screens to Virtual Realities. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations. ACM, New York, NY. 34-43.

Baker, S., & Warburton, J. (2015). ICT and Vulnerable People: Incorporating an Ethical Decision Making Model. Peer reviewed paper presented at the Ethical Encounters in HCI workshop, OzCHI 2015.

Baker, S., Warburton, J., Hodgkin, S., & Pascal, J. (2014). Reimagining the Relationship between Social Work and Information Communication Technology in the Network Society. Australian Social Work 67(4), 467-478.

Baker,S., & Lehmann, J. (2009). Developing Social Work Practice in a “Peak Oil” Scenario; Developing Practice 24, 36-49.


Conference Presentations

Baker, S., (2016). Older People and Social Participation: From Touch-Screens to Virtual Realities. Presented at the International Symposium on Interactive Technology and Ageing Populations, Kyoto, October 2016

Baker, S., (2015). “The Supportive Network: Rural Older People, Complex Needs and ICT in the Network Society”. Presented at the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics - European Union Conference, Dublin, April 2015

Baker, S., (2014).”The Supportive Network: Rural, Socially Isolated Older People and Tablet Computers”. Presented at the Australian Association of Gerontology Conference, Adelaide, November 2014

Baker, S., (2014). “Participation in Action Research: From Methodological Ideal to Lived Experience”. Presented at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Adelaide, November 2014

Baker, S., (2013). “The Supportive Network: Rural Older People, Aged-Care Workers and ICT”. Presented at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference, Sydney, November, 2013

Baker, S., (2013). “The Supportive Network: Mobile and Tablet Technology and Rural Social Work Practice”. Presented at the 11th Biennial National Rural Remote Social Work Conference, Inverloch, July 2013

Nancarrow, J., & Baker, S. (2012). “Making Home a Safer Place”. Presented at the National Hoarding and Squalor Conference 2012, Sydney, February 2012


Conference Workshops

Waycott, J., Wadley, G., Baker, S., Ferdous, H., Hoang, T., Gerling, K., Headleand, C, & Simeone, A. (2018). Manipulating Reality? Designing and Deploying Virtual Reality in Sensitive Settings. Designing Interactive Systems – DIS ‘18.


Press

The list below contains a small selection of press articles either written by me, or about my research projects. I have also been interviewed on a range of radio programmes and can provide examples on request.

Older Australians use digital avatars to conquer isolation. Story on ABC Radio National, Thursday 15th March, 2018.

Ageing and Avatars. Promotional YouTube clip for the Ageing and Avatars Research Project.

Ageing in a Virtual World. Article in Pursuit Magazine

Virtual friends a new answer to social isolation. Article in Seniors News.

Virtual Reality Could Help Combat Social Isolation in Ageing Population. Article in PRObono News.

Virtual reality could help reduce social isolation in older people. Article in Aged Care Guide.

Hoang, T, & Baker, S. (2016). What’s Made Pokemon Go such a Viral Success?. Article in the Conversation.