Research Into Ageing Across Yorkshire: Highlighting Our Strengths


An event hosted by the Yorkshire Comprehensive Research Network – Ageing Priority Group and the White Rose Network

• What research into ageing is taking place in our region?
• What research is needed?
• How can we work together to further develop our capacity?

If these questions interest you then register for our free event on 28th April at Leeds Marriott Hotel

Provisional agenda
9.30 Welcome, coffee and exhibition

10.00 Welcome to the day and introduction to the network: Professor Gail Mountain

10.10: Research into later life: the road less travelled: Professor John Young

10.40 Involving the public/ patients in research
Involving people with motor neurone disease: Dr Emily Goodall
Involving people with stroke: Professor Ann Forster
11.10 Coffee

11.30 Open mic -how can we promote patient and public involvement?

12.00 Highlighting our strengths; developing our capacity. Chaired by Professor Gillian Parker. Whistle stop tour of PhD funded study from the White Rose Initiative (Universities of York, Sheffield and Leeds) Charlotte Hamilton, Sarah Smith, JiHee Youn, Katie Sworn, Cheryl Craigs

12.30 Lunch break and participatory activity: Alzheimer’s Society Sheffield; Singing for the Brain group

1.15 Recruitment – examples of the issues from funded studies: Kirsty Sprange, Professor Esme Moniz-Cook

1.45 Open mic- how can we improve recruitment?

2.15 Developing our ideas and working with practitioners from health and social care in different settings – examples of studies
Using robot companions with people with people with dementia: Ms Claire Jepson and Ms Andrea Corso
Care home research: Professor Ann Forster
Life story research: Kate Gridley

3.00 Tea break and ideas generation

3.30 Drawing the agenda together – what are the priorities?
Question time style panel

4.00 Close