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Ageing and Falls Research Seminar

This event aims to bring together different researchers from Brunel to showcase their latest work in this area, ranging from work on frailty and dizziness to research on the role of attention and vision in the coordination of walking.

As part of the seminar, we will invite the speakers and audience to share their ideas on priorities for future research for ageing research at Brunel.

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10:00am Registration and tea/coffee

10:30am Introduction to seminar Dr Elmar Kal, Lecturer in Physiotherapy & Academic lead for the Brunel Older person’s Reference Group (BORG)

10:40am How does attention influence stability when turning? Dr Adam Cocks, Sports and Exercise Psychologist, Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Brunel University London

11:10am Frailty, falls and fear-related activity avoidance in older adults Dr Elmar Kal, Movement Scientist, Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Brunel University London

11:35am Dizziness and falls risk in older adults Dr Hannah Barbour, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

12:00pm Lunch

12:45pm Combined action observation and motor imagery - a tool for improving movement and balance in older adults? Ashika Chembila Valappil, MSc, PhD candidate University of Roehampton

1:10pm Cognition, Vision, and Locomotion Dr Liam O’Reilly, Lecturer in Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences, Brunel University London

1:35pm Concluding discussion – where to go next?Informal discussion involving attendees and presenters on, starting out in small groups, followed by plenary summary: - priorities for future research- ways to best involve older adults in our research (in terms of agenda-setting, delivery, and outreach)

2:15pm Concluding remarks

2:30pm End of seminar