Advanced Care Research Centre

Find out more about care in later life at our online launch

We will be holding an online launch for the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) on Wednesday 3rd November, 9.30am-11.30am. There will also be satellite seminars on key topics in the afternoon and following days.

The ACRC has been up and running since the start of 2021, undertaking research to improve the understanding of care in later life to revolutionise how it is delivered; and COVID-19 has highlighted the need for major change in how society provides social care.  

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This is an opportunity to find out more about the work of the ACRC and developments in relevant issues, and participate in discussions. Do join us for this special event.

 

You can register for the main launch by clicking here:

You can register for the satellite seminars by clicking on the following links:

 

More information on format and speakers of these events are below.

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Launch of the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC) – Wednesday 3rd November (9.30am-11.30am)

Speeches and panel discussion:

  • Prof. Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice and Director, Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC)
  • Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive, Legal & General UK plc 
  • Prof. Sir Lewis Ritchie, Chair of the ACRC Advisory Board
  • Prof. Jonathan Seckl, Senior Vice Principal, University of Edinburgh 
  • John Godfrey, Corporate Affairs Director, Legal & General and former Head of Policy at No 10 Downing Street
  • Prof. Dame Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing and Regius Professor of Ageing, Newcastle University
  • Philomena O’Malley and Debbie Smith, Patient and Public Involvement members of the ACRC Advisory Board
  • George Freeman MP, Minister for Science, Research and Innovation (invited)
  • Kevin Stewart, Scottish Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care (invited)
  • Facilitated by former health journalist Pennie Taylor

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Dementia - Wednesday 3rd November (1-3pm):

Presentations and discussion

  • Facilitator: Pennie Taylor, former health journalist and professional facilitator
  • Dr. Julie Watson, Senior Research Fellow, ECRED/Nursing Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Agnes Houston MBE, campaigner and person with lived experience of dementia
  • Prof. Katie Brittain, Professor of Applied Health Research & Ageing, Newcastle University; and Prof. Prof. Cathrine Degnan, Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology – ‘Living the everyday of dementia friendliness: placing self, identity and experience’
  • Dr. Susan Shenkin, Reader, University of Edinburgh, “Supporting End of Life Care for People with Dementia in Care Homes - Roll-Out of OSCARS (Online Supportive Conversations and Reflection Sessions)”
  • Caroline Deane, Head of Workforce Policy and Practice, Scottish Care
  • Prof. Dame Louise Robinson, Professor of Primary Care and Ageing and Regius Professor of Ageing, Newcastle University - Liberte, egalite, fraternite: time for a revolution in dementia care?’
  • Dr. Juliet MacArthur, Chief Nurse Research and Development, NHS Lothian 

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COVID-19 in social care – Wednesday 3rd November (1pm-3pm)

Presentations and discussion

  • Prof. Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice and Director of the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC)
  • Liz Jones, Director of Policy, National Care Forum (NCF)
  • Dr. Jenni Burton, NES/CSO Clinical Lecturer, Academic Geriatric Medicine, University of GlasgowExploring care home outbreaks of COVID-19 in Scotland using data
  • Prof. Barbara Hanratty, Prof of Primary Care & Public Health, Newcastle University
  • Adelina Comas Herrera, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), LSE
  • Peter Smith, Public and Patient Involvement representative

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Insights from data - Friday 5th November (9.30am-11.30am)

Presentations and discussion

  • Prof. Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice and Director, Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC)
  • Dr. Atul Anand, CSO Clinical Lecturer and Geriatric Specialist Registrar, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Andrew Kingston, Lecturer, Newcastle University
  • Dr. Carys Pugh, ACRC Quantitative analyst/Statistician, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr. Sohan Seth, Senior Data Scientist, University of Edinburgh
  • Neil Grant, Social Care Analytical Unit (SCAU), Scottish Government

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Multimorbidity, Monday 8th November (1-3pm)

Presentations and discussion

  • Prof. Stewart Mercer, Professor of Primary Care and Multimorbidity and Deputy Director, Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC)
  • Prof. Bruce Guthrie, Professor of General Practice and Director, Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC)
  • Prof. Andy Clegg, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Leeds
  • Dr. Caroline Jackson, Chancellor’s Fellow in Epidemiology, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh
  • Colin Angus, Patient and Public Involvement representative 'A patient’s perspective on multimorbidity’

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Importance of ‘place’, Tuesday 9th November (2pm-3.30pm) 

Presentations and discussion

  • Prof. Catharine Ward Thompson, Professor of Landscape Architecture, Edinburgh College of Art
  • Dr. Alan Marshall, Senior Lecturer in Quantitative Methods, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof. Jamie Pearce, Personal Chair in Health Geography, University of Edinburgh - ‘How can the places we live throughout our lives support healthy ageing?’
  • Dr. Matthew Lowther, Head of Place and Equity, Public Health Scotland
  • Patient and Public Involvement representative

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‘Co-what: so what?’ - collaborative and co-design approaches to qualitative evidence building - Wednesday 10th November (1pm-3pm) 

  • Researchers from the Advanced Care Research Centre (ACRC), Healthier Working Lives (HWL) and Supporting Health At Work (SHAW), along with Dr. Matthew Lariviere, Lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Bristol, will present exciting, collaborative, co-design approaches to qualitative evidence building.