The next Bristol Research Forum on Ageing will take place on 29th April, exploring the topic of physical activity and mental wellbeing in later life.
This event will present the latest research on physical health and mental wellbeing in later life, followed by a Q&A session. It will take place as a free online event on Thursday, 29 April 2021 from 2pm - 3:30pm.
The event is open to all.
The following two speakers have been confirmed. 1. Professor Charlie Foster, University of Bristol
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Charlie Foster is a global leader in systematic reviews and meta-analysis of the evidence base for physical activity. He has published nearly 200 papers and has experience in global guidelines development, policy and advocacy through working with the World Health Organisation, the European Commission and the USA Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
Since 2015 he has been the Chair of the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMO) Expert Committee for Physical Activity, providing advice on exercise and physical activity direct to the CMOs and the UK Government. He led the work and produced the final report for the UK CMO 2019 physical activity guidelines. He was awarded an OBE in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to physical activity promotion. Recently he has been advising on COVID-19 and physical activity for the UK CMOs. 2. Jane McDermott, University of Manchester The Keeping Well Campaign: Greater Manchester's collaborative response to enable older people and those shielding to remain active, healthy and well during Covid-19 national lockdown measures
Jane works within the Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (OPFPRU), a collaboration led by the University of Manchester in partnership with Newcastle University and London School of Economics. The OPFPRU is one of 15 national policy research units whose purpose is to advise the Department of Health and Social Care, answering questions on the lives of older people to inform government policy.
During the past 9 years Jane has been working across Europe, as a member of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP AHA) within Action Group 2 – Falls Prevention, and programme lead for the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND), funded by the European Commission. Jane is a founder member and key operational lead for the European Falls Festival and contributing member of the Greater Manchester Active and Healthy Ageing EIPAHA Group.