Guest blogger

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What I do

Emilie is a Design Researcher at Ctrl Group, where she leads on user research for Dementia Citizens.


With interests that span science, health, environment and social inclusion, she mixes together anthropology, psychology, and design thinking across her work. At Ctrl Group, Emilie collaborates across community groups and industries. She has prototyped citizen science tools for cognition, created digital self-management support systems, and explored opportunities for healthcare service innovation.

In other lives Emilie has worked internationally in advertising and brand consulting, curated public engagement events across art and science, and ran a trans-disciplinary social innovation and art programme for young people in the UK.

She has an MSc in Anthropology and a BSc in Psychology and Neurophysiology and she sporadically tweets @eglazer.

About Ctrl Group

Ctrl Group is a team of designers, researchers, software developers and healthcare experts who work internationally with healthcare companies and providers who want to use new technology to improve people’s health. We believe that new technologies have the potential to transform healthcare and medical research by increasing efficiency and creating more personalised medicine.

The team carries out research with real people in context to understand their needs and behaviour, design and develop in an agile way and are certified with ISO 13485 to 'Design and Develop and Clinical Evaluation of Medical Device Software Solutions'. Through this work the team creates products and services that are effective, engaging and safe.

Find out more at and on Twitter @ctrl_group.