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Plenary Speakers

We are delighted to have confirmed speakers for our four plenary sessions:

  1. Professor Sandra Torres (Professor of Sociology & Chair of Social Gerontology, Uppsala University, Sweden)
  2. Professor Azrini Wahidin (Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Programme Director for UG Criminology and Sociology programme at the University of Warwick)
  3. Professor Merryn Gott (Associate Head – Research, The University of Auckland)
  4. Professor Richard Cheston (Professor of Dementia Research, UWE, Bristol) and Dr Sahdia Parveen (Senior Research Fellow, The Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford) will jointly deliver a plenary session.

Professor Sandra Torres

At the end of November, we introduced the first of our plenary speakers - Professor Sandra Torres, Professor of Sociology & Chair of Social Gerontology at Uppsala University, Sweden.

More information on Professor Torres and her plenary session can be found by clicking the link below.

Professor Sandra Torres

Professor Azrini Wahidin

We are delighted to introduce another of our plenary speakers - Professor Azrini Wahidin, Professor of Sociology and Criminology and Programme Director for the UG Criminology and Sociology programme at the University of Warwick. Professor Wahidin’s plenary session entitled ‘Older offenders: Ageing behind Bars’ will focus on the relationship between ageing and crime a much-neglected issue, the focus to date being on youth and crime.

Further details on the session can be found by clicking the link below.

Professor Azrini Wahidin

Professor Merryn Gott

Introducing the third of our fantastic plenary speakers - Professor Merryn Gott, Professor of Health Sciences and co-Associate Head of Research in the School of Nursing, the University of Auckland. Professor Gott’s plenary session entitled ‘Ageing, equity and the end of life’ will draw on research conducted in Aotearoa New Zealand to explore themes of equity, ageing and palliative and end of life care.

Further details on the session can be found by clicking the link below.

Professor Merryn Gott

Professor Richard Cheston and Dr Sahdia Parveen

Introducing our fourth plenary session speakers – Richard Cheston and Dr Sahdia Parveen. Richard Cheston, Professor of Dementia research at the University of the West of England and Sahdia Parveen, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Dementia Studies, University of Bradford will deliver a session entitled ‘Culturally adapting the dementia care pathway for south Asian families’. The talk will focus on the ADAPT study, which aimed to develop an online toolkit to augment the dementia pathway for people from south Asian communities.

Further details on the session can be found by clicking the link below.

Professor Richard Cheston and Dr Sahdia Parveen