Blog and News
News and events from the Advanced Care Research Centre
New analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on Scotland’s care-homes
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
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
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
Academy students develop open conference on 15th April
Outstanding Double delight for ACRC
Two members of the ACRC’s Programme Management Office secured awards for outstanding contributions.
Income Trajectories and Precarity in Later Life
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
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
In our latest blog, Anna Crawford talks about a recent PPIE workshop with PhD students.
Meet the 2023 Academy Students
Find out more about the 2023 cohort for the Academy.
Academy Student seeks interviews with health and care professionals for research study
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
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
Arlene Casey | Dunhill Medical Trust Research Fellow| Principal NLP Data Scientist DataLoch
Talks on Technology
Prof. Tughrul Arslan has spoken at two recent events.
Researcher takes impact worldwide
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
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
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
Hear from Research Fellow Jacob Sheahan, as he attends a global conference close to home.
Event - 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
The ACRC forged new links with colleagues across the Atlantic in a series of meetings last week.
ACRC joins partnership with Danish University
ACRC has entered into a new partnership with the University of Copenhagen.
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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.
Hear from researcher Imane Guellil about her attendance at HealTac 2023.
Work Experience in the ACRC
In June, we hosted a school pupil as part of her work experience. Here, she tells us about her week with us.
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