Tamarin Harvie

Job title
Research Assistant
01326 259436 Ext: 9436

I have a background in health technology and public health research. My technology experience stems from Healthelink, the Department of Health’s largest electronic health record trial, and National eHealth Transition Authority (www.nehta.gov.au) both in Australia. My research experience stems from a research based Master of Science awarded by the University of Exeter Medical School which focused on the impact of the environment on human health, and an undergraduate Economics degree from the University of South Africa. My interests lie in improving the wellbeing of people using technology, outdoor activity and art.

I work part time at Falmouth University evaluating an Arts for Health/Design Council project with Creative Skills, Hall for Cornwall, WREN Music, Creativity Works and Newlyn Gallery. In my previous project, I was exploring the impact of a range of digital technology in a residential care home setting with Anson Care Services, BT and Superfast Cornwall. I am currently undertaking a part time PhD at Falmouth University, where I using methodologies from both the social science and design fields. My PhD is titled The Impact of Digital Technology on the Wellbeing of Residents in a Care Home.


YearQualificationAwarding body
Master of Science
University of Exeter Medical School
PRINCE 2 Practitioner
APMG International
Journalism Diploma
Morris Journalism Academy
Bachelor of Commerce
University of South Africa

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

The focus of my research is evaluating how interventions impact on health and wellbeing. These interventions range from smart technology to various forms of art such as storytelling and dance. During my PhD, I am exploring the impact of digital technology on the wellbeing of older adults in a residential care home; where I am using a variety of information and communication technology, and looking at themes such as social isolation, mental stimulation and communication.

Research centre and group affiliations

Sustainable Design

Research topics

Health and wellbeing
Arts and Health
Human Geography
Smart technology

Research outputs



'Would you like to dance?' - Writing Communities: People as Place, Falmouth University


'Researching digital technology in a residential care home' - Summer Research Student Symposium, Falmouth University


'Methodologies for Digital Interventions in a Residential Care Home' - Spring Student Symposium, Falmouth University

Externally funded research grants information

Year startingYear endingProject titleFunderValueCollaboratorsHESA Category
PhD Studentship
Falmouth University

Business engagement

Business engagement case studies

Arts for Health Cornwall
Creative Skills
Anson Care Services
Superfast Labs Cornwall
British Telecommunications

Professional engagement