The Brunel Older People’s Reference Group (BORG) is a database of local people aged over 50 who are interested in Brunel and the research that goes on here.
The primary objective of the group will be to advise and raise their concerns in Ageing Studies. The overall aim of the Ageing Studies theme is to address two fundamental questions:
1) How to ensure that people age healthily and are free of disability.
2) For those who become ill and disabled, how we can ensure interventions and care, transport and housing are provided effectively and efficiently and in line with their needs.
However the only way biologists, psychologists, sociologists, physiotherapists and occupational therapists can understand the needs and rights of an ageing population is to speak to older members of the public and record their issues to help with research in ageing.
We have an ageing population in the UK so with BORG academics at Brunel can submit stronger proposals to external bodies to improve the quality of life for this older demographic.
If you are an older person and would like to be sent invitations to be involved in research or to attend public lectures please click here.