Elisabeth Boulton

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Lis Boulton is a research assistant on the FARSEEING project, working on older adults’ perceptions of technologies and on disseminating information about the project.

Lis has recently submitted her PhD thesis at the University of Manchester: “Promoting physical activity amongst older adults: what if we asked them what they want?” This two-phase research study involved a qualitative study to ascertain the essential ingredients of interventions to promote physical activity amongst older adults, then an action research study to apply those ingredients to the promotion of community-run physical activity sessions. A social ecological model for promoting physical activity amongst older adults has been developed.

Prior to commencing her PhD in 2010, Lis  had worked in Social Care for 15 years. She worked as a commissioner for older people and physical disability services in local government and has 19 years experience of working in the voluntary sector, continuing to provide support and supervision to a voluntary sector organisation in the north of England.