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ACRC PPI and wearable technology - a reflective piece

Group of PhD Students and Programme Leads
ACRC PhD student David Vaca–Benavides hosted a PPI group call to help him with his wearable design research.

Global Ageing Conference – Glasgow, 7 September

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Hear from Research Fellow Jacob Sheahan, as he attends a global conference close to home.

Event - Women in Healthcare Data Science

New Frontiers in Health and Social Care, Usher Events 2023, Panel Discussion: Women in Healthcare Data Science
Join us for a panel discussion bringing together women from a wide range of healthcare data science backgrounds to share their experiences and cutting-edge work.

ACRC and AGE-WELL develop global link

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The ACRC forged new links with colleagues across the Atlantic in a series of meetings last week.

ACRC joins partnership with Danish University

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ACRC has entered into a new partnership with the University of Copenhagen.

Usher Showcase

On Thursday 21st September, several posters from the ACRC will be on display at the Usher Showcase event at McEwan Hall.

Student Spotlight - Cameron Wilson

Cameron tells us about combining computer science and medicine, making friends at the Academy, and choosing a PhD that you're passionate about.

ART of Healthy Ageing Network

Attendees at ART Workshop
Dr Stella Arakelyan, Research Fellow at the ACRC, shares her reflections and experience of attending the ART of Healthy Ageing Network ECR Workshop in Manchester, 2023

Student Spotlight - Emily Adams

Get to know Emily, an Academy student whose is using her background in health systems and social care to address homelessness and digital exclusion in her PhD.

Finding Nessie

Find out about a new initiative the ACRC is involved in, NESSIE.

Student Spotlight - Emilie McSwiggan

Meet Emilie, a former politician whose passion for public health has led her back to academia.

British Geriatric Society 2023

Dr Stella Arakelyan presenting
Dr Stella Arakelyan tells about her experience at the British Geriatric Society Symposium in Edinburgh, earlier this year.

Student Spotlight - Vasilis Raptis

Get to know Vasilis, an Academy student who is combining his background in biological sciences with computational and statistical genetics to research delirium.

Students take on Wellcome Ideathon

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In July, a team of Academy students ventured down to London to take part in the Wellcome Data Science Ideathon.

Student Spotlight - Wanok Godfrey

ACRC Academy student Wanok talks about being one of the first locally trained optometrists in Uganda, his experience as part of an interdisciplinary cohort, and his advice for prospective PhD students.

ACRC Internal Symposium Videos

Panel Discussion
Here are video links to all the various sessions from the ACRC Internal Symposium held in April 2023.

Student Spotlight - Elisa Cardamone

Meet Elisa, an Academy student whose "fragmented" CV proved to be the perfect fit for her interdisciplinary research project on practices of empathy in technology.

Short film on Care Home Research

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ENRICH Scotland (ENabling Research In Care Homes) are proud to present our new short film about research in care homes. Here they tell us all about it.

ACRC at the 2023 Scottish AI Summit

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This Spring, ACRC were delighted to host a panel discussion at the Scottish AI Summit to explore the role and perception of AI in later life with a technology sector audience.

HealTac 2023

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Hear from researcher Imane Guellil about her attendance at HealTac 2023.

Work Experience in the ACRC

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In June, we hosted a school pupil as part of her work experience. Here, she tells us about her week with us.

Academic Fellow in General Practice recognised with award

Kieran Sweeney wins award from Innerleithen Trust
A GP working alongside the ACRC has received a prestigious award for his research.

ACRC appoints new Deputy Chair

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We are delighted to announce that Jill Manthorpe has been named Deputy Chair of the ACRC Advisory Board.

Student Spotlight - Anna Bryan

Academy student Anna tells us about choosing to do a PhD, studying in Scotland, and combining her passions for music and advanced care in her research.

How can newspaper articles and neighbourhood characteristics explain population health in Edinburgh?

Word CLoud
Read about a recent project looking at the relationship between news items and population health.

Blog - PPI Academy and Mentorship Reflection

Group of PhD Students and Programme Leads
We are excited to announce we have reached our one-year anniversary of the ACRC PPI Academy and Mentorship Programme. Hear about some of their experiences.

Student Spotlight - Chris Lochhead

Get to know Chris, an Academy student using machine learning and computer vision to improve the health of adults in later life.

Blog – Firbush Weekend 2023

Academy students and staff recently spent a weekend at Firbush, the university’s outdoor activity centre for team-building and leadership.

Blog - Songwriting in Action

Song writing on music compliation
Senior Research Fellow Sue Lewis tells us about the process of putting lyrics to music.

Blog – Living and researching in Islay

ACRC Academy student Noah, who is investigating older adult care transitions in remote communities, reports back on his first months living on the island of Islay.

Blog – How Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) has shaped my PhD research about people’s views of frailty.

Victoria Barber Fleming Slide on Frailty v2
PhD Student with the ACRC Academy, Victoria Barber Fleming describes the use of PPI within her research.

AIM RSF Conference 2023

Our AIM-CISC Early Career Researchers participated in the AI for Multiple Long-Term Conditions (AIM) Research Support Facility (RSF) 2023 conferences in Birmingham.

Here we are! Pathhead Choir creates concert tour on later life

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ACRC Researcher Sue Lewis is part of a choir performing songs about later life.

Healthcare data in research. What can you see? Public Involvement Workshop

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PPI Workshop explores the use of healthcare data in research.

Blog - PPI Network – Delirium Call

Couple in Later life on Laptops
Last month, Multimorbidity PhD student Rose Penfold hosted a PPI group call to help her with her delirium research.

Blog - Patient and public involvement in the Images of Care co-analysis workshops

Selection of images of people in later life
Read our latest blog from WP4 researcher Nichole Fernandez.

Blog - Research Visit to University of Barcelona

ACRC Imane Guelil presents to University of Barcelona
ACRC and AIM-CISC researcher Imane Guellil tells us about her recent visit to the University of Barcelona.

Academy develops lecture series

Group of PhD Students and Programme Leads
Earlier this year, students at the ACRC Academy secured funding to establish their own lecture series.

Spring Symposium - Student Posters

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See our students with their posters from the 2023 Spring Symposium.

ACRC Symposium springs into life

Students, researchers and public contributors across the ACRC had the opportunity to share learning and experience with colleagues at the ACRC Spring Symposium earlier this week.

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