The Newcastle 85+ Study: Biological, Clinical and Psychosocial Factors Associated with Healthy Ageing

Lead Research Organisation: Newcastle University
Department Name: Institute for Ageing and Health

Abstract

UK life expectancy continues to increase by two years each decade. There is urgent need to understand what can be done to maximise health and quality of life in old age. The factors influencing healthy ageing are complex and include factors like nutrition, lifestyle, socioeconomic status, and genetic inheritance.
The Newcastle 85+ Study will make a comprehensive investigation, involving about 800 subjects, into the health of those turning 85. The study design has been tested in a comprehensive pilot study, involving 116 85-year-olds. Out of those approached to take part in the pilot study, 92% agreed to be involved.
The Newcastle 85+ Study will record extensive information about many aspects of health, including functional measurements such as mobility, grip strength, etc. Participants will also be asked for a sample of blood, which will be used to examine how the body’s cells might have aged biologically, and for genetic analysis.
The research will be conducted within Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Health, which has excellent links with groups such as Age Concern, Help the Aged and the Newcastle Elders Council. The research is supported by the relevant NHS Trusts and the Social Services Directorate.

Technical Summary

The Newcastle 85+ Study aims to expose the spectrum of health within an inception cohort of 85 year-olds, selected without regard to health status as far as is possible, and to examine in unprecedented detail the associations of health outcomes and trajectories with biological, medical and social factors as the cohort ages. Its focus is on the phenotype of the 85+-year old, its intra-population variance, and the factors which might explain variation in health trajectories. This age group is demographically the fastest growing section of the population, yet there is remarkably little up-to-date information about it. Understanding what influences health trajectories in this age group is likely also to provide important general insights into the ageing process itself and what affects it.

Publications

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Adamson AJ (2009) Nutrition in advanced age: dietary assessment in the Newcastle 85+ study. in European journal of clinical nutrition

 
Description Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact The project provided important background impact for the Foresight Project on Mental Capital and Wellbeing, particularly through the theme 'Mental Capital Through Life' which was led from this Institute.
 
Description House of Lords Select Committee on Demography 'Ready for Ageing'
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Invited contribution to Dilnot Commission on UK care provision
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Findings from the Newcastle 85+ Study on levels of capability and dependancy provided important data to inform the Commission's work.
 
Description Oral evidence to Scottish Parliament Finance Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
 
Description Oral evidence to Work and Pensions Committee
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact nvited to give oral evidence on healthy life expectancy in the UK and future trends to the Work and Pensions Committee in connection with the Committee's inquiry into Pension Reform. Informed Committee that data was insufficient to base state pension age on healthy life expectancy rather than life expectancy
 
Description Social Care Green Paper
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Invited to give oral evidence on drivers of healthy life expectancy in the UK and the impact on long term care to the Health Committee in connection with the Green Paper on Social Care funding reforms
 
Description Swedish Social Council review on healthy ageing
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
Impact Impacts have not yet become apparent but are expected to influence policy
 
Description Why We Age
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
Impact A road map for future research in ageing in Europe was generated. This is now under active dissemination (e.g. FUTUREAGE and WHYWEAGE European conference Brussels December 2010).
 
Description BHF Project Grant
Amount £261,325 (GBP)
Organisation British Heart Foundation (BHF) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Dunhill Project Grant
Amount £357,575 (GBP)
Organisation The Dunhill Medical Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description H2020-SFS-2015-2/ Topic SFS-16-2015 (PROMISS: PRevention Of Malnutrition In Senior Subjects in the EU)
Amount € 6,978,256 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Department Horizon 2020
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2021
 
Description JRE Project grant
Amount £24,164 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Biomarkers Call (joint funding with Unilever)
Amount £712,759 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NIHR RfPB
Amount £138,210 (GBP)
Funding ID PB-PG-1217-20025 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department Research for Patient Benefit
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 10/2020
 
Description NIHR SPCR
Amount £29,173 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR SPCR 430 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 12/2020
 
Description NIHR SPCR
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR SPCR401 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 04/2019
 
Description Newcastle NHS Trust Project grant
Amount £25,917 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Newcastle University (matching contribution to MRC supplement)
Amount £175,000 (GBP)
Organisation Newcastle University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Project awarded within NIHR Biomedical Research Centre
Amount £50,268 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description School for Primary Care Research
Amount £92,400 (GBP)
Funding ID 301 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description School for Primary Care Research
Amount £70,102 (GBP)
Funding ID 356 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 05/2018
 
Description School of Primary Care Research
Amount £60,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR SPCR 401 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 01/2019
 
Description School of Primary Care Research
Amount £39,260 (GBP)
Funding ID NIHR SPCR 402 
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description • Royal Society of New Zealand
Amount $79,954 (NZD)
Organisation Royal Society of New Zealand 
Sector Learned Society
Country New Zealand
Start 09/2018 
End 10/2020
 
Title Database 
Description We have created a well structured database to hold the very extensive phenotypic, functional and other descriptive data from the study. This is currently under development while assessments are ongoing. It will be used first to conduct analyses internally and we will later seek to make it (or suitable parts of it) more widely available. We also have a collection of biological samples obtained from bloods from a large fraction of participants. Most of the samples have now been subjected to analysis for candidate biomarkers of ageing. A small amount of material remains for possible further work. DNAs are currently undergoing GWA screening for genetic association studies. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - mammalian in vivo 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact We are beginning to publish results from the analysis of this resource which we believe is the most complete description yet available of the health status of a cohort of 85+ year olds. 
 
Description Biomarkers collaboration with Unilever and with MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing 
Organisation Unilever
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution This is a joint project co-funded by MRC and Unilever. we provide access to the Newcastle 85+ study population for further investigations and we also provide expertise in biomarker analysis for studies conducted within the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing.
Collaborator Contribution Direct funding covered staff time for a research nurse, PI time and a PhD studentship. In addition contributions in kind were made totalling a further £305000. The latter included activity monitors used within the study for 7-day activity monitoring as well as expertise in data analysis of recordings from these monitors, and various biossays.
Impact Considerable progress has been made in gathering new data and performing analyses. These have been reported at collaborator meetings. Given the ongoing nature of the data gathering there have not yet been any publications though these will in due course happen.
Start Year 2007
 
Description Center for Healthy Ageing, University of Copenhagen 
Organisation University of Copenhagen
Department Center for Healthy Aging
Country Denmark 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been visiting this new centre for two years and have recently taken up a part-time position there as Professor of Biogerontology. This follows my formal retirement from Newcastle University where I continue also to be employed on a part-time basis. The University of Copenhagen and Newcastle University are partners in an international consortium, also involving the University of Groningen. My link with two of the universities is likely to stimulate further collaboration.
Collaborator Contribution Shared interest in developing the research agenda on ageing within Europe through research collaboration
Impact Too early for outputs yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description LILACS NZ 
Organisation University of Auckland
Department Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Shared expertise and reciprocal staff visits
Collaborator Contribution Comparison of data and contribution to joint symposium
Impact Acceptance of joint symposium for World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology 2013
Start Year 2007
 
Description Leiden University Medical Centre 
Organisation Leiden University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution Comparison and pooling of finding with the Leiden 85+ Study
Collaborator Contribution We maintain active contact and have published one joint paper and contributed to joint conference symposia
Impact Den Elzen WP, Martin-Ruiz C, von Zglinicki T, Westendorp RG, Kirkwood TBL, Gussekloo J. Telomere length and anaemia in old age: results from the Newcastle 85-plus Study and the Leiden 85-plus Study. Age & Ageing 2011;40:494-500.
 
Description TULIPS Consortium 
Organisation Keio University
Department School of Medicine
Country Japan 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established a consortium among the partners all of whom are conducting studies of health and ageing in the very old
Collaborator Contribution Research collaborations; data sharing
Impact Joint workshops in Leiden and Tokyo
Start Year 2014
 
Description TULIPS Consortium 
Organisation Leiden University Medical Center
Country Netherlands 
Sector Multiple 
PI Contribution We have established a consortium among the partners all of whom are conducting studies of health and ageing in the very old
Collaborator Contribution Research collaborations; data sharing
Impact Joint workshops in Leiden and Tokyo
Start Year 2014
 
Description TULIPS Consortium 
Organisation University of Auckland
Country New Zealand 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have established a consortium among the partners all of whom are conducting studies of health and ageing in the very old
Collaborator Contribution Research collaborations; data sharing
Impact Joint workshops in Leiden and Tokyo
Start Year 2014
 
Description Reducing dependency in old age 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Keynote "Are we being successful in reducing dependency in old age?" at the University of Lisbon's Institute of Social Sciences Annual Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 14th EUGMS European Geriatric Medicine Society. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frailty and mortality, hospital use and costs over 7 years in the Newcastle 85+ cohort. (poster)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology (24NKG), Oslo, Norway 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ) Protein intake, grip strength and timed-up and go in the very old: the Newcastle 85+ Study. (oral presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description 4th Croatian Neuroscience Conference, Zagreb 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Poster presented on vitamin D findings and their association with cognitive deline in Newcastle 85+ study

Discussion with around 25 Croation researchers and international guest speakers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description 8th Annual Biocity Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Keynote lecture to about 100 health professionals and allied SMEs at BioCity Nottingham

One SME visited for further discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description AXA Research Fund parliamentary roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk on "Medical Research: How researching today can guard against life risks tomorrow" describing research programme funded by the AXA Research Fund. Audience was officers from research councils and other big medical funders as well as a few politicians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description AXA Seminar on Longevity, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in and lecture to a workshop organised by AXA on the topic of longevity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description AgeUK Later Life Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a large national event to address a range of issues around ageing.

Continuing links with AgeUK and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ageing Well in Newcastle: a celebration of a research active city - oral presentation of Newcastle 85+ study. Dr Rachel Duncan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was a public event and was designed to inform the people of Newcastle and beyond about the ageing research being undertaken in Newcastle. Three ageing cohorts were presented of which the Newcastle 85+ was one. There was a lot of interest and I have been asked to undertake a further public lecture by an organisation that was present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description American Thoracic Society Annual Conference, USA 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Understanding the Relationship Between Lung Function Measures and Mortality in the Very Old. This was a poster presentation by M Yadegarfar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Annual Conference of Third Age Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An invited talk was given to the annual meeting of the Third Age Trust and around 500 members of the University of the Third Age.

Multiple forms of positive feedback (letters, emails) and subsequent invitations to speak at regional U3As.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Article for Scientific American as part of AXA Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Media interview and article on 'Living longer in good health' as part of dissemination of AXA Research Fund projects. Article was to reach general public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.scientificamerican.com/products/axa-research-fund/living-longer-in-good-health/
 
Description Article in local paper The Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Interview with journalist. Interviewed about AXA Chair research programme and Newcastle 85+ Study

Discussions regarding significance of the work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Association of Anaesthetists of GB and NI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 120 anaesthetists attended and there was lively discussion

Very positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Athenaeum Talk Dinner 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk was given to about 100 members of the Athenaeum and their guests, followed by lively discussion

Several Athenaeum members made contact following this activity for further info.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description BioVision - World Life Sciences Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Lecture given to about 300 participants in a major international event held at Lyons, France.

Contact established with French SME.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Birmingham Policy Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to panel of around 10 people with discussion

Contributed to policy document
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description British Association Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 300 people attended with lively Q&A

Emails from members of public following up interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Cafe Scientifique talk as part of The Great Exhibition of the North 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact "The Future of Ageing & Innovation" Cafe Scientifique talk as part of The Great Exhibition of the North, Newcastle, UK, August 2018. Produced considerable discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Changing Expectations of Life 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This was an intensive 2-day conference at Cumberland Lodge attended by about 50 participants, including Dame Sally Davies (then Interim Chief Medical Officer). The conference examined how increasing life expectancy is changing expectations of health and wellbeing from a wide range of perspectives. The data from the Newcastle 85+ Study provided new insights into the health spectrum at high ages.

Invitation to address New York Academy of Medicine in 2011 and decision to run a further conference in 2012.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public lecture including significant reference to this study

Positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007
 
Description Christmas Lecture at Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Scientific lecture following MPI Director 'State of the Institute' address and preceding the Institute's Christmas party
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference - 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Ageing, Groningen, Netherlands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation: Immunosenescence profiles, muscle strength, physical performance and risk of sarcopenia in very old adults.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presenatation - Alzheimer's Research UK conference, Aberdeen. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presenatation: European Union Geriatric Medicine. Nice, France. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Low protein intake, muscle strength and physical performance in the very old
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conference presentation. 11th International Conference on Homocysteine and One Carbon Metabolisn. Aarhus, Denmark 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presentation: Elevated total homocysteine in all participants and plasma vitamin B12 concentrations in women are associated with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in the very old
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cultures of Ageing and Health Conference, Copenhagen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A keynote lecture was given resulting in extensive discussion

Ongoing links established with university of Copenhagen Centre for Healthy Ageing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Dissemination of The Conversation piece in local paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I wrote a piece for The Conversation entitled "Mind or body - what do we need to worry about when it comes to healthy ageing?" which was picked up by a local newspaper The Chronicle
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/health/newcastle-university-professor-reveals-how-10597434
 
Description EMBO Science and Society Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 250 attendees; talk followed by lively Q&A

Further invitations to give similar talks by other bodies
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Elders Council (Newcastle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 15 members of Elders Council attended a talk about the Newcastle 85+ Study and its findings

Strong interest and continuing support demonstrated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description European Respiratory Society Annual Congress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Research presentation to about 400 researchers

Covered by media reports in Science Daily, GP online, MedicalXpress and others
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description European Science Open Forum, Turin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The ESOF meetings bring together large numbers of students from all parts of Europe as well as researchers to learn about and discuss current major issues

Interviews for multiple newspapers and radio, as well as interviews by students training in sciencev journalism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress, Madrid, Spain 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Protein intake and disability trajectories in the very old (oral presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description European Society of Haematology, Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact 200 haematologists attended; there was lively discussion

Very positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description European Union of geriatric Medicine Societies Conference, Rotterdam 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A keynote lecture was given to this major annual conference

Several attendees have contacted me for follow-up information, including WHO Department on Ageing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Festival of Evidence keynote 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote lecture on "Whole systems thinking for complexity and frailty - challenges and guidance" to a group of academics health and care managers engaged in using simulation modelling to solve problems in complex systems. I have been contacted by two organisations since who are interested in my microsimulation model.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://cumberland-initiative.org/2014/07/01/building-investment-in-healthcare-modelling/
 
Description Food matters Live Annual Conference, London. Dr Tom Hill 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact To provide an update on recent scientific developments on how diet including whole diets, dietary patterns, nutrients and bioactives impacts cognitive health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Foreign Office Science and Innovation Network meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A workshop was held in London to which foreign members of the FO Science and Innovation Network were invited to hear about the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing project and related UK research in healthy ageing, as well as to share other countries' perspectives.

Contacts established with SIN members in other countries, particularly Sweden and Germany
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Foundation for Science and Technology session 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A talk was given to a meeting of the FST at the Royal Society on healthy ageing and the Foresight Mental Capital Through Life report. About 200 people heard the talk which was accompanied by presentations from Lord Layard and John Denham (Secretary of State).

Multiple forms of positive feedback and subsequent discussions with ministers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Gerontological Society of America President's Guest Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Pleanary lecture to multidisciplinary audience including significant mention of this research

Positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Gerontological Society of America. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Use of long-term care and health services by older adults - what difference does wealth make? (Poster).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description Gleneagles Conference of Pensions and Finance industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conference was organised by JP Morgan bank and attended by around 400 members of the pensions and finance industries. There was great interest as evidenced by Q&A and informal discussions afterwards.

Several invitations for further lectures/seminars. Invitation to meet with working groups of several companies (Legal & General, Goldman Sachs, SwissRe).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Gordon Research Conference Biology of Ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 200 leading researchers in ageing attended and engaged in active discussion

Reciprocal visits and new contacts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Health Consulting Roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Joint host of a roundtable arranged for AXA PPP Healthcare for their corporate clients to discuss the implications of an ageing workforce
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Health and Longevity - can we have both 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Keynote at Australian Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) LONGEVITY WORKSHOP HOSTED BY PWC ORGANISED BY CEPAR IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE INTERNATIONAL ACTUARIAL ASSOCIATION MORTALITY WORKING GROUP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Help the Aged Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Public Lecture including significant discussion of this research

Positive feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Implications of Scotland's independence on healthy longevity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker to workshop 'The demographic implications of Scottish independence'. Event organised by International Longevity Centre. Edinburgh, 2 April 2014.

Another researcher asked for meeting for me to input on a new study
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Implications of an ageing population 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited presentation to the Liberal Democrat Ageing Society working group consultation (around 10 people), Westminster, 27 November 2013.

Information used in report from working group which was presented at the Liberal Democrat conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Institute and Faculty of Actuaries Pensions Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact About 150 actuaries attended with a lively discussion

Continuing discussions with IFoA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Institute for Theoretical Biology Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 120 experts attended and there was lively discussion

Invitation to write paper
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Institute of Actuaries Joining Forces on Mortality and Longevity conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two team members were involved as co-organisers of this conference jointly with the Institute and Faculty of actuaries. We organised the 'Cohorts' work stream and gave lectures in the opening and closing sessions.

Further meetings planned to strengthen links between epidemiologists and actuaries. Pilot grants have been awarded by the IoA to start joint working.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Institute of Actuaries Pensions Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited session on future drivers of mortality

Strengthened links between epidemiology and actuaries that has led to presence on Actuaries Mortality Research Scoping Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Institute of Cultural Research Spring Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact About 100 members of the general publoic attended and took part in lively discussion following the lecture.

Emails continuing discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description International Association for Dental Research, Seattle 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Gave a Keynote lecture to conference of around 1600

Very positive feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Irish Institute of Actuaries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited lecture entitled "The Age of Uncertainty - What do we really know about growing old?" to the Irish Institute of Actuaries. One of the group had heard my IFoA Autumn lecture 2014 on this topic and wished for the Irish Actuaries to hear it. The talk generated discussion after.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote lecture to British Society of Gerontology annual conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Opening keynote lecture to BSG conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Keynote lecture to annual conference of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies, Berlin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote lecture on science of ageing to Europe's leading annual nutrition conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Launch Event for Newcastle 85+ Study 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact We hosted an event for GPs, district nurses and care home managers to make them aware of the study and invite their views.

Facilitated recruitment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2006
 
Description Lecture at Launch of Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Lecture to researchers associated with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA).

Continuing contacts with TILDA and visits by TILDA researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Lecture at Launch of Netherlands Institute for Healthy and Successful Ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Guest lecture at public event to launch of Netherlands Institute for Healthy and Successful Ageing (Ti-Go).

Continuing interactions with Dutch researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Lecture to pension industry/academic conference, on Longevity, Lyon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited keynote at 10th annual Longevity conference of academics and professional from the actuarial and associated professions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MRC and Canadian Institute of Health Research workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation at workshop convened at Canada House by CIHR and MRC to review cohort studies on lifelong health

Further contacts with CIHR with a view to collaboration on cohort studies of ageing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Max Planck Institute lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 150 experts attended this lecture

Led to some new collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Medical Journalists Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Talk to around 40 medical journalists

Several follow-up interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description NAPF roundtable 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact I gave one of three short talks (on Health Matters) to a round table discussion on the ageing workforce and issues for employers at the National Association of Pensions Funds Annual Conference. I highlighted the fact that, with health inequalities, certain regions would face more of a problem in retaining older workers and that those of retirement age are increasingly likely to be caring for a very old parent as the very old are the fastest growing demographic. The roundtable attracted around 100 delegates and there was a lively discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description NIHR School for Academic Primary Care Meeting. Kendal, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Health at 95+; experiences of living and of accessing services at an advanced age" (oral presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description NIHR School for Academic Primary Care Meeting. Kendal, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact . "Quantifying the magnitude and the overlap between frailty, multimorbidity and disability in the very old - results from the Newcastle 85+ study" (poster presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description NIHR School for Academic Primary Care Meeting. Kendal, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Key note speaker on the Newcastle 85+ study - 10 years on
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description NIHR School for Primary Care Research 10 year anniversay celebration, London - Dr Rachel Duncan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a celebration of 10 years of research for School for Primary Care Research (they are currently funding the 10 year follow up study). I presented an overview of the Newcastle 85+ study and the major results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description NIHR Society of Academic Primary Care AGM. Queen's University, London. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact How do socioeconomic circumstances influence older adults' use of social care and healthcare? Findings from the Newcastle 85+ study (oral presentation).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Newspaper interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Interviews for various print media

some interviews (e.g. Financial Times 2010) led to widespread international media interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2008,2009,2010
 
Description Nobel Week Dialogue, Stockolm 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited lecture as part of a the Nobel week in Stockolm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description OECD/HuGO Joint Conference, Singapore 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The OEC arranged a policy discussion on 'Integrating 'omics and policy for grand challenges: healthy ageing' within the annual conference of the Human Genome Organization

Policy document
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Online article on caring for older people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article for Independent online on rethinking how we care for our older population

A member of the public asked about involvement in research - she found the article very relevant as both her parents are in long term care
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://tinyurl.com/ku9lk5h
 
Description Our Common Future 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This talk was part of a major conference in Germany for policy makers and EU stakeholders, generating lively discussion.

Email continuation of some discussion points and further invitations to speak.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Our Common Future Conference, Essen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The OCF conference was convened by the Volkswagen Foundation, Deutsche Messe and Stiftung Mercator to address major current issues for the future of humanity. It was attended by a large number of people of very diverse backgrounds.

Interviews by German media and new contacts formed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description PHE workshop on productive and healthy ageing and dementia 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk on the implications of population ageing to form a backdrop to the workshop which aimed to: Support the identification of key priority areas and risk factors for preventative action; Identify key gaps in the evidence base and research opportunities, informing the future work of the Academic Sub Group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Pan European Networks Science and Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Paper Presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact A two-page profile was published in issue 4 of this Network.

Email follow-up from several readers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Plenary Lectrure to World Congress of Nephrology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary lecture on the science of ageing to the leading annual conference of the International Society of Nephrology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presenatation to local adult learning group - EXPLORE 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact One of the members of the EXPLORE group has assisted me with PPI for subsequent grants bids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2017
 
Description Presenation at NIHR School for Primary Care Research showcase event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of some preliminary results from the 10 year follow up of the Newcastle 85+ study to SPCR (current funders of the 10 year follow up study)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at British Society for Rheumatology, Glasgow - Dr Rachel Duncan 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of results form the study to the members of the British Society for Rheumatology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Took part in a panel discussion about ageing and health before a studio audience, broadcast nationally on Radio 3.

Various subsequent radio interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Radio interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Explained results to a wide audience

none known
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Rotorua Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Around 200 members of public attended lecture 'Wellbeing in the very old - is 85 the new 75?'

Positive feedback and questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Royal Academy of Engineering Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lecture to around 200 participants from a broad range of industry and academic organisations

Positive feedback and questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Royal Irish Academy Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact About 200 academicians and guests attended; lecture followed by lively Q&A

Extremely positive written feedback
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Royal Society of Arts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We organised and spoke at an event 'The Long Run - Life is a Marathon' organised to link with the London 2012 Olympics on the challenges of longer lives

A recording of the event on the RSA website has been highly accessed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Symposium on Ageing, Umea 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited lecture as part of a centennial celebration event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Scotland's Futures Forum/Health Committee workshop on the future of social care 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote on "Social care for older people - future challenges" at Scotland's Futures Forum/Health Committee workshop on the future of social care, Edinburgh, Scotland, November 2018. Produced considerable number of questions and discussion and a published report.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.scotlandfutureforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018-11-16_Sco2030_SocialCareForOlderP...
 
Description Scottish Government seminar on Mental Capital and Wellbeing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A seminar was convened for MSPs and members of the Scottish Executive departments to consider the key findings of the Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing projects. Talks were followed by lively discussion.

Continuing dissemination and interest in MCW.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Scottish Parliament Finance Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Oral evidence given to committee of around 15 MSPs.

Report published by committee including evidence given
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Society for Endocrinology annual conference, Glasgow. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Changes in serum thyroid function may predict cognitive decline in the very old- longitudinal findings from the Newcastle 85+ study. (oral presentation)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://research.ncl.ac.uk/85plus
 
Description Strategic Health Authority Chairs Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Presentation about the research to the Chairs of all NHS Trusts within the region at the Strategic Health Authority

Increased interest and support for research on health of the oldest old within SHA's stategic planning
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Swiss Re workshop on longevity 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in invited workshop to consider implications of increasing longevity for the insurance industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Symposium at World Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact We organised a Symposium on the study as part of the World Congress of Geriatrics and gerontology in Paris. This Congress is held every four years and is the major meeting within the field.

Agreement to share information with a team seeking to launch similar study in New Zealand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description The Age of Uncertainty - what do we really know about growing old 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Autumn lecture to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 1 October 2014.

Have had two further requests from actuaries to discuss future research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://draftchannel.multichanneltv.com/0b9fa2571533ccdc1a662c5bb504f13a
 
Description The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - implications of population ageing to health and care 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 30-40 health and social care workers attended this presentation at Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

This was the first time that both health and social care workers had come together to discuss the challenges of an ageing population
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description The relationship of frailty to disability 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and requests for slides

None yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UK Nutrition Society Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 300 researchers attended. A symposium was also held to present nutrition findings from Newcastle 85+ Study

New opportunities identified for data sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Virtual Physiological Human Conference, Trondheim 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A talk was given emphasising the importance of taking into account the effects of ageing, informed by data from the Newcastle 85+ Study, in future work of the VPH project

Follow-up contacts and information sharing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Warsaw Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture was given at the Warsaw Science Festival, together with a radio interview.

Invitation to contribution a regular essay on aspects of ageing and health for Poland's leading current affairs magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description Who are the very old 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Invited presentation to Oldest Old Expert Workshop: Harnessing Academic and Social Organizations Knowledge to assess research needs for and contributions by persons 85+/90+
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Protecting Older People from the Effects of Crime 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Keynote providing background to vulnerability of older people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description World Health Organization 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact There were two elements. One was a 2-day briefing discussion to inform specialist WHO staff (around 8) on issues around ageing. The second was an open lecture for all WHO staff attended by around 200.

Contnuing collaboration and progress towards establishing a WHO Collaborative Centre
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Years Ahead Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 150 members and supporters of Years Ahead, the North-East Regional Forum on Ageing, attended a talk about the Newcastle 85+ Study and its findings

Strong interest and continuing support
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012