Publications

Peer-reviewed Journals

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M., Alm, N., Dye, R., & Gowans, G. (2012). Supporting relationships between people with dementia and caregivers with touchscreen technology. Gerontechnology, 11(2):240.

Astell, A. J., Williams, E. A., Hwang, F., Norton, M., Adlam,T., Lethbridge, K., Wright, D., Harney-Levine, S., & Ellis, M. (2012). COBALT: Challenging obstacles and barriers to assistive living technologies. Gerontechnology, 11(2):151.

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M.P., Alm, N., Dye, R., & Gowans, G. (2010). Stimulating people with dementia to reminisce using personal and generic photographs. International Journal of Computers in Health, 1 (2), 177-198.

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M. P., Bernardi, L., Alm, N., Dye, R., Gowans, G., & Campbell, J. (2010). Using a touch screen computer to support relationships between people with dementia and caregivers. Interacting with Computers, 22, 267-275.

Astell, A. J., Alm, N., Gowans, G., Ellis, M., Dye, R., & Vaughan, P. (2009). Involving older people with dementia and their carers in designing computer-based support systems: Some methodological considerations. Universal Access in the Information Society, 8(1), 49-59.

Alm, N., Astell, A., Gowans, G., Dye, R., Ellis, M., Vaughan, P., Riley, P. (2009) Engaging multimedia leisure for people with dementia. Gerontechnology. 8 (4), 236-246.

Burnett, E., Lee, K., Rushmer, R., Ellis, M., Noble, M. & Davey, P. (2009). Healthcare associated infection and the patient experience: A qualitative study using patient interviews. Journal of Hospital Infection, 74, 42-47.

Alm, N., Astell, A. J. Gowans, G., Dye, R., Ellis, M., Vaughan, P., & Riley, P. (2009). Lessons learned from developing cognitive support for communication, entertainment and creativity for older people with dementia. Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, Addressing Diversity, 5614, 195-201.

Gowans, G., Dye, R., Alm, N., Vaughan, P, Astell, A., & Ellis, M. (2007). Designing the interface between dementia patients, caregivers and computer-based intervention. Design Journal, 10(1), 12-23.

Alm, N., Dye, R., Gowans, G., Campbell, Astell, A., & Ellis, M. (2007). A communication support system for older people with dementia. IEEE Computer, May, 35-41.

Alm, N., Dye, R., Astell, A., Ellis, M., Gowans, G., & Campbell, J. (2007). Making software accessible for users with dementia. In J. Lazar (Ed). Universal Usability. John Wiley, pages 299-316.

Alm, N. Astell, A., Gowans, G., Dye, R., Ellis, M., Vaughan, P. & Newell, A. F. (2007). An interactive entertainment system usable by elderly people with dementia. Proceedings HCI 2007 6, pp.617-625.

Astell, A. J. & Ellis, M. P. (2006). The social function of imitation in severe dementia. Infant and Child Development, 15, 311-319.

Ellis, M.P. & Astell, A.J. (2004). Maintaining social participation in severe dementia: The potential of imitation.  Neurobiology of Aging, vol 25, Supplement 2, S340-S341.

Astell, A.J. & Ellis, M.P. (2004). Social cognition in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurobiology of Aging, vol 25, Supplement 2, S336-S337.

Alm, N., Astell, A.J., Gowans, G., Campbell, J., Dye, R. & Ellis, M. P. (2004). Supporting communication in dementia: the potential of hypermedia. Neurobiol. Aging, 25, S2, S341-342.

Alm, N., Astell, A., Ellis, M., Dye, R., Gowans, G., & Campbell, J. (2004). A cognitive prosthesis and communication support for people with dementia. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 14 (1-2), 117-134.

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M. P., Alm, N., Dye, R., Campbell, J., & Gowans, G. (2004). Facilitating communication in dementia with multimedia technology. Brain and Language, 91(1), 80-81.

Ellis, M. P., & Astell, A. J. (2004). The urge to communicate in severe dementia. Brain and Language, 91(1), 51-52.

Gowans, G., Campbell, J., Alm, N., Dye, R., Astell, A., Ellis, M. (2004). Designing a multimedia conversation aid for reminiscence therapy in dementia care environments. Proceedings of CHI 2004, 24-29 April 2004, Vienna, Austria. pp 825-836.

 

Professional and Practice Journals

Astell, A. J., & Ellis, M. P. (2012) Communicating beyond speech. In A Good Senior Life with Dual Sensory Loss, Nordic Centre for Welfare and Social Issues, 24-31.

Astell, A. J. & Ellis, M. P. (2011) The challenges of equipping care home staff with psychosocial skills: reflections from developing a novel approach to communication. PSIGE/FPop Newsletter, 117, 26-32.

Ellis, M. P., & Astell, A. J. (2011). Adaptive Interaction – a new approach to communication. Journal of Dementia Care. 19 (3), 24-26.

Ellis, M., & Astell, A. (2011). Intensive Interaction for people with dementia: A new approach to communication? The Intensive Interaction Newsletter, Issue 35, Spring 2011.

Ellis, M., & Astell, A. (2010). Communication and personhood in advanced dementia. Healthcare Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal, April, 32-35.

Astell, A. J., Alm, N., Gowans, G., Ellis, M., Dye, R., Campbell, J., & Vaughan, P. (2009). Working with people with dementia to develop technology: The CIRCA and Living in the Moment Projects. Journal of Dementia Care, 36-38.

Ellis, M. P. & Astell, A. J. (2008). A case study of Adaptive Interaction: A new approach to communication with people with advanced dementia. PSIGE/FPop Newsletter, 105, 24- 34.

Astell, A. J., Alm, N., Gowans, G., Ellis, M., Dye, R., Campbell, J., & Vaughan, P. (2008). Working with people with dementia to develop technology: The CIRCA and Living in the Moment Projects. PSIGE/FPop Newsletter, 105, 64-69.

 

Book Chapters

Astell, A.J. & Ellis, M. P. (2011). Adaptive Interaction for dementia. O. Debilius & W. Maier (Eds) Health Services Research for People with Dementia. Kohlhammer; Stuttgart, pp 66-70.

Ellis, M. P., & Astell, A. J. (2008). A case study of Adaptive Interaction: a new approach to communicating with people with advanced dementia. S. Zeedyk (Ed). Techniques for promoting social engagement in individuals with communicative impairments. Jessica Kingsley Publishers, p.119-139.

Astell, A. J. Alm, N., Gowans, G., Ellis, M. P., Dye, R., & Campbell, J. (2008). CIRCA: A communication prosthesis for dementia. A. Mihailidas, L. Normie, H. Kautz & J. Boger (Eds). Technology and Aging. IOS Press.

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M., Alm, N., Dye, R., Gowans, G., & Campbell, J. (2005). Using hypermedia to support communication in Alzheimer’s disease: The CIRCA project. In D. Schmorrow (Ed), Foundations of Augmented Cognition, p.758-767.

 

Online Publications

Astell, A. J., Ellis, M. P. Alm., N., Dye, R., Gowans, G., & Vaughn, P. (2006). Living in the Moment: Developing an interactive multimedia activity system for elderly people with dementia. International Workshop on Cognitive Prostheses and Assisted Communication (CPAC2006) (2006), pp.16-19.

Alm, N., Dye, R., Astell, A., Ellis, M., Gowans, G., & Campbell, J. (2006). A cognitive prosthesis to support communication by people with dementia.  International Workshop on Cognitive Prosthesis and Assisted Communication (CPAC2006) (2006), pp.30-36.  Sydney, Australia, 29 January.  Ref: 06/C45.

Alm, N., Dye, R., Astell, A., Ellis, M., Gowans, G., Campbell, J. (2005). A computer- based hypermedia conversation support for people with dementia. Proceedings of the CSUN Conference on Technology and Disability.  Los Angeles 14-19 March 2005.

Alm, N., Dye, R., Astell, A., Ellis, M., Gowans, G., Campbell, J. (2005). Making software accessible to people with severe memory deficits, Workshops in Computing (eWIC) Series by the British Computer Society.