Research interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing

Biography

I am a research fellow at the Microsoft Centre for Social Natural User Interfaces. i am interested in exploring the potential uses for technologies with disadvantaged or marginalised populations. My PhD research involved the use of technology by older people with histories of homelessness, social isolation and complex needs.

Recent publications

  1. Carrasco R, Baker S, Waycott J, Vetere F. Negotiating stereotypes of older adults through avatars. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3152795
  2. Baker S, Warburton J, Hodgkin S, Pascal J. The New Informational Paradigm: Developing Practice-Led Approaches to the Use of Mobile ICT in Social Work. The British Journal of Social Work. Oxford University Press. 2017. DOI: 10.1093/bjsw/bcx124
  3. Baker S, Warburton J, Hodgkin S, Pascal J. The supportive network: rural disadvantaged older people and ICT. AGEING & SOCIETY. Cambridge University Press. 2017, Vol. 37, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X16000350
  4. Puri A, Baker S, Hoang T, Zuffi RC. To be (Me) or not to be? photorealistic avatars and older adults. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2017, Vol. Part F134477. DOI: 10.1145/3152771.3156166
  5. Cyarto E, Batchelor F, Baker S, Dow F. Active Ageing with Avatars: A Virtual Exercise Class for Older Adults. 28th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference (OzCHI). Association for Computing Machinery Inc.. 2016. Editors: Parker C. DOI: 10.1145/3010915.3010944
  6. Baker S, Waycott J, Pedell S, Hoang T, Ozanne E. Older people and social participation: From touch screens to virtual realities. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series. 2016, Vol. Part F125221. DOI: 10.1145/2996267.2996271
  7. Baker S, Warburton J, Hodgkin S, Pascal J. Reimagining the Relationship between Social Work and Information Communication Technology in the Network Society. AUSTRALIAN SOCIAL WORK. Australian Association of Social Workers. 2014, Vol. 67, Issue 4. DOI: 10.1080/0312407X.2014.928336