Belinda Fuss

Belinda Fuss

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Psychology

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I am currently a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Dr Lynn Ward and Dr Diana Dorstyn. My current interest is in the ways older adults engage in computer mediated communication, and the impacts this has on their social and psychological well-being.

I am interested in the way in which older adults use the ICT that is so prevalent in our modern world. Specifically, I'm interested in the way in which this ICT can connect older adults in ways that overcome barriers of distance and function, and whether the use of ICT can promote feelings of social connectedness.

  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2018 - 2018 47th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology Conference British Society of Gerontology United Kingdom
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Feeling social: how older adults feel about communicating online and offline 13th Annual Florey Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 The senior network: a systematic review of CMC use and social functioning among older adults 17th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Aging Emerging Researchers in Ageing Australia
    2018 - 2018 The Senior Network: a systematic review of CMC use and social functioning among older adults 12th Florey Postgraduate Research Conference The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 Three Minute Thesis: The senior network: using digital technology to connect older adults The University of Adelaide Australia
    2018 - 2018 The senior network: a systematic review of CMC use and social functioning among older adults. Emerging Researchers in Ageing British Society of Gerontology United Kingdom
  • Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice

    Date Title Type Institution Country
    2020 - 2020 Peer Review: Australasian Journal on Ageing Peer Review Australasian Journal on Aging Australia
    2018 - 2018 Peer Review: Computers in Human Behavior Peer Review Computers in Human Behaviour

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