Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth McDowell, Head of Enabling Technology

With a background in systems development and management, Elizabeth has been working with technology for 30+ years. She began working part time for Leuchie in November 2019 as a Digital Skills Assistant, assisting guests 1-1 with their accessibility and assistive technology needs.

During the COVID lockdown, Elizabeth completed a feasibility study to integrate smart (IoT) technologies and environmental controls in guest bedrooms with the aim of supporting guests to better manage their condition and live more independently through the use of technology. This study successfully attracted funding from the RS Macdonald Charitable Trust, the Wolfson Foundation and the National Lottery Community Fund and from September 2021, Elizabeth began to develop Leuchie’s Centre for Enabling Technology.

Now, as Head of Enabling Technology, Elizabeth regularly shares knowledge with her networks of technology development partnerships and gives talks to carer and health groups, such as the Alliance, Coalition of Carers, SCVO and VOCAL. She is on the steering committee of the Scottish Consumer Technology Network (SCTN), a member of the Digital Social Care Portfolio board and on the FEATHER project advisory board.