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Symposium Reflections - a PPI view from the audience - Jo Turnbull

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Our second PPI symposium reflection comes from Jo Turnbull.

Symposium Reflections - Peter Smith

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First of two reflections on the ACRC Symposium from a PPI perspective comes from Peter Smith.

Call for support - Shaping Care Technology

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Are you over 60 living in Edinburgh? Are you interested in how technology may offer support within your home?

Student Symposium champions interdisciplinarity

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In mid-April, the ACRC Academy students designed, hosted and presented their own conference “Researching the Future: Interdisciplinary approaches to care for an ageing population”.

Working with Midlothian to improve support around frailty

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Earlier this year, a delegation of researchers attended a meeting with our partners, MHSCP.

Clinical Academics in Training

Researcher Dr Rose Penfold tells us about a recent conference in Belfast, where she picked up an award for best pre-doctoral plenary.

Join Our Co-Creation Session: Smart Socks for Older Adults!

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Join us in Central Edinburgh on May 15th for a co-creation session focusing on improving the quality of life for older adults dealing with urinary incontinence.

SET4 Workshop – 28.03.24 - Reflection – Kirsty Cartin

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Here, one of our PPIE group members offers a reflection on a recent SET4 Workshop

Visual frailty: A PPIE reflection

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Read reflections on a recent workshop held by ACRC Academy Student Wanok Godfrey, and attended by PPIE Group Members.

ACRC Spring Symposium

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Last week, 120 delegates came together for the third annual ACRC Symposium.

AGENET Conference – Mestre, 14/15 March

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A number of the research fellows from WP4 went to a conference near Venice recently, and we felt compelled to write a short piece on our experience...

Academy visits the Burn with cross-cohort get together

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In December the ACRC Academy held a residential PhD enrichment weekend at the Burn, a beautiful country house in Aberdeenshire which is run as an academic retreat.

Creating Alternative Pathways of Support for Older Informal Caregivers

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New project seeks to improve pathways for older carers

Help make care transitions better

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Are you a care home worker interested in supporting a workshop on care transitions?

New analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s care-homes

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New research describes the patterns of COVID-19 outbreaks in Scotland’s care homes, beyond the first wave of infections.

Call for Papers: Connecting Older Adults to the Digital World

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Do you have thoughts on digital inclusion and design ready for feature in a journal?

ADEGS 2024: “Working Together for a Healthier Scotland” Conference - Carnoustie, 25-26 January 

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Hear from Research Fellow Dr Stella Arakelyan, as she takes part in a Scotland-wide meeting of Universities’ departments of General Practice in Carnoustie.

ACRC Student Conference

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Academy students develop open conference on 15th April

Outstanding Double delight for ACRC

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Two members of the ACRC’s Programme Management Office secured awards for outstanding contributions.

Income Trajectories and Precarity in Later Life

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Our latest publication finds that widespread and persistent low income in later life in England, is closely related to unstable environments.

New partnership on the horizon

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ACRC has launched a new local partnership with Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership.

Looking for Participants: New Exercise Programme for Balance and Strength for Older Adults!

Find out about a new free fitness programme - Aqua Steps - not run by the ACRC, but may be of interest.

Patient and Public Involvement for Wellcome Multimorbidity PhD Students

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In our latest blog, Anna Crawford talks about a recent PPIE workshop with PhD students.

Meet the 2023 Academy Students

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Find out more about the 2023 cohort for the Academy.

Academy Student seeks interviews with health and care professionals for research study

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Chris Lochhead, PhD student, is looking for doctors, nurses, care workers, OTs, physios with professional experience of older adults to support his research.

AIM Researchers take part in networking event

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AIM CISC Researchers recently spent some time with researchers from all the various AIM programmes across the UK.

Navigating the Intersection of Health Data Access and Research Excellence to improve prediction in later life syndromes 

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Arlene Casey | Dunhill Medical Trust Research Fellow| Principal NLP Data Scientist DataLoch 

Talks on Technology

Presenters at recent talk on ageing in place
Prof. Tughrul Arslan has spoken at two recent events.

Researcher takes impact worldwide

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ACRC PhD researcher Dr Clare MacRae has taken her research on the road.

ACRC Academy 2024 cohort - applications open

The applications for our 2024 Academy PhD Studentships are now open!

AIM CISC Seminar at the SDS Hub

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AIM CISC researcher presents to Social Data Science Hub

NIHR Science Camp

Hear from researcher Abul Hasan as he attended a three day Science Camp.

Discussing the Future of Ageing 

Our PDRAs and Students recently came together to discuss a new report on Ageing, and how it applies to their research.

ACRC PPI and wearable technology - a reflective piece

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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.

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