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Novel Perspectives in Ageing Research

This session will bring together researchers and stakeholders from across Brunel University London and beyond to celebrate and share the diversity of our ageing research.

In the last decade research in ageing has become increasingly participatory, diverse and interdisciplinary in nature. This has led to key developments in knowledge with novel approaches to our research in ageing, data collection, topics and perspectives. In particular, ageing research has engaged with and been informed by the involvement of older people throughout the research process, including our own Brunel Older People’s Reference Group (BORG). This session will be an opportunity to share and enhance these novel approaches and promote dialogue from a diversity of perspectives.

The session will showcase dynamic and diverse research in ageing across the university and will enable conversations and collaborations with colleagues from within and outside the university and with the public.

The session is open to all and may be of particular interest to research participants, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in the field of ageing.

Chairs: Dr Wendy Martin and Dr Liyuan Wei (Convenors: Ageing Studies Research Group)


  • Dr Elmar Kal: A next step: Co-creating new interventions targeting freezing of gait in people with Parkinson’s
  • Prof Christina Victor: The analysis of free text data on definitions of loneliness
  • Miss Qing Ni: The Chinese migrants: low carbon lifestyle and practice have the potential to inspire more people in the UK
  • Prof Joanna Bridger: Of Snails and Men: Similarities between the molluscan model organism, Biomphalaria glabrata with humans, with respect to nuclear and genome behaviour in young and old cells.

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This event is part of the Brunel Research Festival, which returns this May for a packed programme of online and in-person activities, celebrating cutting-edge and challenge-led research at Brunel and beyond.

Showcasing the world-class research carried out by colleagues from across the University, the Festival is a month-long celebration of the diverse local and global benefits of our research. Free and open to all.

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