Miguel Gómez Hernández

Miguel Gómez Hernández
Monash University (Australia) · Emerging Technologies Research Lab

A techno-anthropologist working on older adults' interactions with technology at the Faculty of IT.


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Citations since 2016
4 Research Items
2 Citations
Miguel is a PhD candidate focused on the interaction between technology and older people. He is experienced in guidelines to design mobile apps for older people and co-creation methods. He has been an assistant lecturer at the EIT Digital Master School (UPM) since 2020 and also holds work experience with digital methods. Moreover, he lived in Russia, has a working knowledge of Russian language, and has a keen interest in the culture and politics of Eastern Europe.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - July 2022
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Researcher
  • Investigating the role of mobile technologies amongst older people.
July 2022 - July 2025
Monash University (Australia)
Field of study
  • Information Technology and Anthropology
September 2018 - June 2020
Aalborg University
Field of study
  • Techno-Anthropology
September 2013 - June 2018
University Carlos III de Madrid
Field of study
  • Sociology and Political Science (1 year exchange at University of Jyväskylä)


Publications (4)
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Older adults' usage of information and communication technology (ICT) is challenged or facilitated by perception of usefulness, technology design, gender, social class, and other unspoken and political elements. However, studies on the use of ICT by older adults have traditionally focused on explicit interactions (e.g., usability). The article then...
Conference Paper
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Spain has a rapidly ageing population that still faces a large digital divide. This preliminary study aims to research the barriers and motivations that Spanish older adults experience with mobile phones and tablets. To investigate it, semi-structured interviews and participant observations were carried out with seniors living in Madrid. An anthrop...
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La migración es un tema muy presente en la agenda política y académica en España, aunque el foco no suele situarse sobre las vidas que tienen las personas migrantes en sus países de origen. Por ello, este trabajo se centra en el análisis de las redes sociales en el país de origen de personas migrantes de la región subsahariana, y en estudiar cómo h...


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