Successful research on ageing forum

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Posted on 06 May 2014
Almost 30 early career and PhD researchers on ageing, from Keele, Aston and Worcester universities, gathered at The Hub last week to discuss their research. A total of 11 papers were presented together with a number of poster presentations.
The topics ranged from 'Perceptions of competence' by Helen Williams (Psychology, Keele), 'Older people's experiences of healthcare' by Sue Ashby (Nursing, Keele), 'Community, neighbourhood, local government' by John Miles (Gerontology, Keele), 'LDL-lipids and Alzheimer's Disease' by Irundika Diaz (Aston Research Centre on Healthy Ageing) and 'Ageing anxiety and eating behaviours' by Bere Mahoney (Psychology, Worcester).
In addition, Dr Bernadette Bartlam gave a keynote presentation on the work of Keele's Centre for Social Gerontology and Professor Chris Phillipson (University of Manchester) provided some closing remarks on future research opportunities in ageing.
Professor Michael Murray, Keele's Lead on Ageing, said: "This was a wonderful opportunity for young researchers from the three universities to meet each other and to discuss their work in an informal atmosphere. It shows the wide range of research on ageing taking place across all disciplines and the great opportunities for collaboration".
It was agreed to establish a West Midlands Network of Research on Ageing and that next year's event will be hosted by the University of Worcester.