In 2011, I co-led a knowledge exchange project called Left to our own devices. The aim was to challenge stereotypes, particularly among policy-makers, about the relationship between older people and technology.
The first stage of the project was to run a photography competition on this theme, in partnership with a national charity, targeting local and national media. We then put together an exhibition using winning images which toured Westminster, UK regional parliaments and assemblies, and EU institutions in Brussels. The result was a highly successful knowledge exchange programme which finished in 2013 with our team of researchers being invited back to Westminster to discuss the issues it raised with parliamentarians.