Sarcopenia, Frailty and Clinical Practice in Older People

Lead Research Organisation: MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit

Abstract

The mission of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit is to provide a centre of excellence which uses epidemiological methods to promote human health by delineating the environmental and occupational causes throughout the lifecourse of: (1) chronic musculoskeletal disorders (osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and sarcopenia); and (2) metabolic disorders (diabetes mellitus, obesity and cardiovascular disease). Through understanding these causes, we aim to develop population-based and high risk preventive strategies against these disorders. This programme will explore the mechanisms which underlie the ageing of human muscle, and lead to physical frailty in later life.

Technical Summary

We will establish an ageing research programme that builds on our progress to date in the fields of sarcopenia and cognition, and capitalises on our expertise in these areas to investigate their links with frailty and wellbeing. Our aim is to carry out high quality interdisciplinary ageing research that informs clinical practice and translates into the improved health of older people. We will focus on mechanisms, lifecourse influences, clinical consequences and interventions. In a group of HCS participants, we will examine the contribution of altered muscle fibre composition, reduction in muscle fibre number and size, and reduced capillary density to the link between small size at birth and sarcopenia. Understanding the cellular mechanisms underlying the association between birthweight and sarcopenia has the potential to inform clinical practice in older people with regard to both prediction and prevention. As part of the HALCyon research programme, we will use data from nine UK cohorts to investigate influences over the lifecourse on cognitive and physical capability and psychological wellbeing in later life. We will also examine the longitudinal relation between sarcopenia and physical frailty and subsequent wellbeing and cognitive function. Study of the inter-relationships between cognition, wellbeing, sarcopenia and frailty across the lifecourse will enable causal associations to be identified and inform the timing of interventions to maximise capability and wellbeing in later life. We will carry out two studies to elucidate the consequences of sarcopenia, frailty and chronic disease for receipt of hospital care. Firstly, by linkage of the existing HCS data to routine Hospital Episode Statistics data, we will investigate the association between sarcopenia, frailty and chronic disease and incidence of hospital admission. Secondly, in patients aged over 80 admitted to the Acute Medical Unit in Southampton, we will examine how these conditions influence length of stay and adverse clinical outcomes. The findings from these studies have the potential to inform both clinical practice and health policy. Finally, we plan to develop two clinical interventions for sarcopenia and frailty. In the first study, of community dwelling older people participating in the Hertfordshire Physical Activity Trial, we will assess the short- and long-term effects of exercise training on sarcopenia, physical performance, frailty and wellbeing. In the second study, of hospitalised older people, we will investigate whether the use of volunteers to provide mealtime assistance can improve dietary intake and clinical outcome through an effect on these conditions. This programme will permit investigation of the mechanisms underlying the developmental origins of sarcopenia, identify inter-relationships between sarcopenia, cognition, frailty and wellbeing across the lifecourse, and determine the effect of these on the receipt of hospital care. The findings will provide evidence for the development of clinical interventions to reduce sarcopenia and frailty and improve the health and quality of life of older people.

Publications

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Title ASBMR slide kit and videos 
Description ASBMR slide kit and videos 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact ASBMR slide kit and videos 
 
Title ASBMR slide kit and videos 2017 
Description ASBMR slide kit and videos 2017 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact ASBMR slide kit and videos 
 
Title IOF Webinar (NCH,CC) 
Description IOF CTF webinars 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact IOF CTF webinars 
 
Title WCO slide kit and videos 2016 
Description WCO slide kit and videos 2016 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact WCO slide kit and videos 2016 
 
Title WCO slide kit and videos 2017 
Description WCO slide kit and videos 2017 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact WCO slide kit and videos 2017 
 
Description 2016-2017 External Reference Group (Children's Food Trust/Public Health England)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact 2016-2017 External Reference Group (Children's Food Trust/Public Health England) to inform development of revised menus for Early Years Settings in England, to reflect current government dietary recommendations
 
Description Citation in new European Consensus paper on diagnosis of sarcopenia
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical reviews
 
Description Commented on NICE Bisphosphonate MTA
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
 
Description HP: National Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care Audit
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Lead clinician for UHS, National Managing Frailty and Delayed Transfers of Care Audit
 
Description HP: Southampton City CCG, frailty network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Member of Southampton CCG, frailty network
 
Description HP: Wessex Academic Health Science Network
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Member of the Acute Expert Group leading the development of the Wessex Frailty Audit
 
Description NICE Public Health Guidance on Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (PH25)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description National Osteoporosis Guideline Group 2017 (NCH)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Nutrient Profiling Model Expert Group Public Health England Member 2016-18 - SMR 2017
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Royal Osteoporosis Society Academy advisory Committee 2019- (NCH, CC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Scientific Advisory Committee on Diet and Nutrition- Public Health England Vitamin D Guidance (NCH)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition Sub-Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description Academic Clinical Fellowship Start Up Grant
Amount £9,590 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Academic Clinical Fellowship Start Up Grant
Amount £9,981 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Academic Clinical Fellowship Start Up Grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Ageing & Dementia: Improving Routine Care Project Grant
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Department NIHR CLAHRC Wessex
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Biomedical Research Unit in Nutrition Project Grant
Amount £360,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description ESRC Project Grant
Amount £154,039 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Project Grant
Amount £836,038 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Capital Award
Amount £134,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description MRC PHSRN Cross-Unit Appointment Project Grant
Amount £283,432 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Population Health Sciences Research Network (PHSRN)
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board Project
Amount £2,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Medical Research Council Partnership for Improvement and Innovation in Dietary Assessment Technology (PIIDAT) (Sian Robinson)
Amount £688,813 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/L02019X/1 
Organisation University of Liverpool 
Department MRC Centre for Drug Safety Science
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Musculoskeletal health and extended working life: ARUK Project Grant
Amount £180,014 (GBP)
Funding ID 19817 
Organisation Versus Arthritis 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 01/2015
 
Description NCCRCD 2008-10
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NCCRCD 2009-11
Amount £75,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship
Amount £373,624 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2014
 
Description NIHR HS&DR
Amount £451,164 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Preliminary Project Grant
Amount £1,800,000 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description New Dynamics of Ageing Collaborative Research Programme
Amount £1,372,243 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description Southampton School of Medicine Research Management Committee
Amount £4,500 (GBP)
Organisation University of Southampton 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2011 
End 11/2012
 
Description University Unit Partnership Grant
Amount £841,392 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start  
 
Description University of Southampton School of Medicine and National Oceanography Centre Interface Fund
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Southampton 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2009 
End 06/2010
 
Description University of Western Australia Research Collaboration Award
Amount $6,000 (AUD)
Organisation University of Western Australia 
Department Raine Medical Research Foundation
Sector Academic/University
Country Australia
Start  
 
Description Wellcome Trust Clinical Training Fellowship
Amount £224,737 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2013
 
Description Wellcome Trust Collaborative Award
Amount £1,600,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2023
 
Description Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellowship
Amount £187,883 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2012 
End 09/2015
 
Title Hertfordshire Ageing Study 
Description Data on community dwelling older people 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Scientific papers Grant funding New research collaborations 
 
Title Hertfordshire Cohort Study data 
Description Data on community dwelling older people 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Scientific papers Grant funding New research collaborations 
 
Description ALPHABET 
Organisation University College Dublin
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP5, bone outcomes
Collaborator Contribution Consortium
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description ALPHABET 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution WP5, bone outcomes
Collaborator Contribution Consortium
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2017
 
Description AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Collaborator Contribution AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Impact AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Collaborator Contribution AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Impact AUGMENT UK Biobank collaboration
Start Year 2017
 
Description CLOSER Collaboration, UCL 
Organisation University College London
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Contributing dietary data from Hertfordshire cohort study for CLOSER-funded study
Collaborator Contribution Collating dietary data across a number of cohorts to examine in relation to allostatic load
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description Centre for Research on Ageing University of Southampton 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Centre for Research on Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution PhD supervision
Impact Papers Pubmed ID 24598084
Start Year 2010
 
Description Department of Geriatrics McGill University 
Organisation McGill University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research project
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research project
Impact Publications Pubmed ID 22479202
Start Year 2010
 
Description Department of Public Health University of Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution PhD supervision
Impact Publications
Start Year 2011
 
Description Dr Lisa Methven, University of Reading 
Organisation University of Reading
Department Department of Chemistry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Planned study of fortified foods to increase nutrient intake in older patients with dementia
Collaborator Contribution University of Reading to provide foods
Impact Pilot funding obtained from NIHR Southampton BRC Nutrition
Start Year 2016
 
Description European Union Geriatric Medicine Society Working Group on Frailty in Older Persons 
Organisation European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS)
Country Austria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research network
Collaborator Contribution Research network
Impact Editorial: Cesari M et al. The European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) Working Group on Frailty in Older Persons. The Journal of Frailty and Aging 2013;2(3):118-120.
Start Year 2013
 
Description Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group (Sian Robinson) 
Organisation Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group
Country Global 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Global Burden of Metabolic Risk Factors of Chronic Diseases Collaborating Group is a worldwide network of clinical and public health researchers - its work is focused on analysing worldwide trends and health effects of cardiometabolic risk factors. The Collaboration also involves the World Health Organization (WHO), with the results informing global noncommunicable disease (NCD) surveillance.
Collaborator Contribution As a collaborator we are contributing data from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study for the ongoing updates of the global estimates
Impact No outputs yet - papers expected in due course
Start Year 2014
 
Description Institute for Biomedical Research into Human Movement and Health Manchester Metropolitan University 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution PhD supervision
Impact PMID 21357193
Start Year 2007
 
Description Institute of Ageing in Africa University of Cape Town 
Organisation University of Cape Town
Country South Africa 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution PhD supervision
Impact Paper Conference oral presentation Pubmed ID 20306006
Start Year 2010
 
Description MRC Epidemiology Unit University of Cambridge 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department MRC Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of a collaborative research project
Collaborator Contribution Development of a collaborative research project
Impact PMID 24669786 23737780 22430306 20052455
Start Year 2006
 
Description MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit University of Bristol 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research grant
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research grant
Impact New data collection PMID 25101921 23922731 22253814 22658392 23072920 21689014 21542061 21332924
Start Year 2013
 
Description MRC Unit for Lifelong Health & Ageing UCL 
Organisation University College London
Department MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Epidemiological and clinical expertise in the field of ageing, sarcopenia and frailty Collaborative research funding
Collaborator Contribution Access to the NSHD Collaborative research funding
Impact Scientific papers Grant funding Pubmed IDs 23437142 24365661 24682351 23818103 23779050 22249241 22114723 21695075 21225350 20843964 20829298 20075056 16870632 16757569
Start Year 2006
 
Description MRC-ARUK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing 
Organisation Versus Arthritis
Department Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research project
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research project
Impact Attendance at the CIMA Annual Meeting Newcastle 2013
Start Year 2013
 
Description MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research University of Birmingham 
Organisation University of Birmingham
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution PhD supervision
Collaborator Contribution PhD supervision
Impact Publications Pubmed id 22708923
Start Year 2011
 
Description Metabolomics study 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Series of meetings to discuss metabolomics analyses in Hertfordshire cohort study
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing discussions
Impact None to date
Start Year 2017
 
Description Prof John Draper, University of Aberystwyth 
Organisation Aberystwyth University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Prof Draper visited MRC LEU to give seminar Jul 2016. Plans to set up a formal collaboration using samples from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study metabolomics analysis
Collaborator Contribution Ongoing, planning stage
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2016
 
Description Prof Paul LIttle, Primary Care, University of Southampton 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Faculty of Medicine
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborator on STREAM Malnutrition in Older People Study
Collaborator Contribution Providing expertise on assessment of diet and appetite
Impact Ongoing
Start Year 2016
 
Description School of Anatomy Physiology & Human Biology University of Western Australia 
Organisation University of Western Australia
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research project
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research project
Impact Grant applications
Start Year 2011
 
Description University of Dundee 
Organisation University of Dundee
Department Department for Ageing and Health
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Collaborative research project
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative research project
Impact PMID 24522120
Start Year 2010
 
Description University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Department MRC Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Intellectual input
Collaborator Contribution Intellectual input
Impact Publications Pubmed IDs 23822897 24997019 25313241 24365661
Start Year 2008
 
Description WHO Group on Health Ageing, Geneva - University of Toulouse (Leo Westbury/Holly Syddall/Cyrus Cooper) 
Organisation University of Toulouse
Country France 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The project involved analysing determinants of intrinsic capacity among participants of the Frailty Clinic (University of Toulouse). We then replicated this analysis in the Hertfordshire Ageing Study and the results were similar. Cyrus Cooper gave a presentation about this in Geneva in December and will be giving another presentation about this at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research and we have drafted a report for the World Health Organisation.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of participants in Frailty Clinic, University of Toulouse. Contribution to presentation of findings and further reporting to World Health Organisation
Impact Another presentation about this will follow at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research this year, and a report has been drafted for the World Health Organisation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description WHO Group on Health Ageing, Geneva - University of Toulouse (Leo Westbury/Holly Syddall/Cyrus Cooper) 
Organisation World Health Organization (WHO)
Country Global 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The project involved analysing determinants of intrinsic capacity among participants of the Frailty Clinic (University of Toulouse). We then replicated this analysis in the Hertfordshire Ageing Study and the results were similar. Cyrus Cooper gave a presentation about this in Geneva in December and will be giving another presentation about this at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research and we have drafted a report for the World Health Organisation.
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of participants in Frailty Clinic, University of Toulouse. Contribution to presentation of findings and further reporting to World Health Organisation
Impact Another presentation about this will follow at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research this year, and a report has been drafted for the World Health Organisation.
Start Year 2016
 
Description "Meet the Expert Workshop" 2-4 December 2018, Kate Ward 
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 Kate Ward led a "Meet the Expert Workshop" at the 2018 National Osteoporosis Society Annual Conference which took place in Birmingham from 2nd to 4th December 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 'Fake Food' event, UHS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact 'Fake Food' - I was on the panel of experts for a Question Time event at UHS to debate the role of food (fake or otherwise) for lifelong health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 11th Nordic Nutrition Conference 2016: poster (Ilse Bloom) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of a poster at the 11th Nordic Nutrition Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden, June 2016 about cross-sectional associations between psychosocial factors and diet in older age.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description 14th EUGMS Conference, Berlin, 10-11th October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance and lecture at the 14th EUGMS held on the 10-11th October in Berlin
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 2018 National Osteoporosis Society Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A number of MRC LEU investigators attended the 2018 National Osteoporosis Society Annual Conference. Young Investigator Awards were received by Beth Curtis, Millie Parsons, Michael Clynes and Nick Fuggle. Kate Ward led a Meet the Expert Workshop and Professors Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey also gave major invited plenary presentations. Nick and Kate are also members of the Conference Organising Committee. There was a lot of social media activity surrounding this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 28th Seah Cheng Memorial Lecture, Singapore, 15-18th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cyrus was invited to give the keynote address at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore on 'Osteoarthritis - from paediatric days to geriatric times'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 7th Conference of the European Survey Research Association in Lisbon 17-21st July 2017 presentation: 'Developing short questionnaires to assess diet quality in population studies: from the under-5's to the over 60's
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 9th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Disease, China 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave 2 lectures at the 9th International Conference on Osteoporosis and Bone Disease, chaired 2 events
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ASBMR presentation (BC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Beth Curtis presented MAVIDOS 4 year bone results
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ageing 2016: conference poster (Ilse Bloom) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of a poster at the Ageing 2016 conference, London, February 2016, about cross-sectional associations between psychosocial factors and diet in older age.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in Montreal from 28th September to 1st October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Meeting in Montreal for the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research, presented a lecture and full attendance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Anna Pilgrim/Holly Syddall: Kerrigan Court, Highfield (May 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk to "Tea Club" re grip strength and Herts Cohort
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anna Pilgrim/Ilse Bloom: Age UK planning meeting (Oct 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact meeting with Phil Williams, Health and Wellbeing Development Officer, and Brenda from Sainsburys to plan a Healthy Eating on a Budget event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anna Pilgrim/Shirley Simmonds: University of Southampton Science open day (March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MRC stand: presentations "Healthy Bones" and "Measure Muscle"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Anna Pilgrim/Sian Robinson: Age UK meeting (Sept 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Meeting with Health and Wellbeing Development Officer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: ESPOPF committee meeting (Nov 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion on diet quality in older age
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: LifeLab (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Scientist session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: Lifelab (Jul 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Meet the scientist session for year 6 students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: Lifelab (May 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Scientist: meeting secondary school children
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: MRC Centenary celebration (June 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talking with public, making contact with ESPOPF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: MRC Comms meeting re PPI (May 2014) 
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 Attended to aid MRC Comms team in deciding what support MRC units require from MRC head office. Awaiting the summary report from them.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: PPI talk (Sept 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Attended an update by Kate Sompal on PPI in the SCBR
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: Tea Club talk, Southampton (Feb 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact A talk to residents and helpers at the "Tea Club" of a residential home on the topic of The Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study

Greater understanding of the work of the MRC LEU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: The Brook Centre (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Visited a day centre for older people with Ilse Bloom. We talked about her research into mapping activities for older people that may support their nutrition. We asked the service users about their views of the centre, and more generally about their eating/cooking/shopping experiences now they are older.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: University of Southampton Science open day (March 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Healthy Bones at MRC Stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Anna Pilgrim: University of Southampton Science open day (March 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Muscle Matters, MRC Stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Appointment to non-executive director of hospital trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The University of Southampton Medicine News Page reported that Professor Cyrus Cooper has been appointed as non-executive director of hospital trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article appeared in Healio with quotes by Nick Harvey regarding findings in his paper which was published in July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article appeared in healio with quotes by Nick Harvey regarding the findings in his paper which was published in July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article attracted great deal of media attention 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Hill WD, Marioni RE, Maghzian O, Ritchie SJ, Hagenaars SP, McIntosh AM, Gale CR, Davies GA combined analysis of genetically correlated traits identifies 187 loci and a role for neurogenesis and myelination in intelligence. Molecular psychiatry 2018/01/11 doi 10.1038/s41380-017-0001-5.
This article attracted a great deal of media attention - as well as appearing in a number of newspapers it was tweeted by 467 people, was on 7 facebook pages, mentioned in 3 Google+ posts, picked up by 14 news outlets, 4 Reddit and 2 videos, plus 54 readers on Mendeley.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article entitled "higher inflammation in older age is linked to lower bone density" appeared in the University of Southampton medicine news and in the medicalexpress website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Article entitled "higher inflammation in older age is linked to lower bone density" appeared in the University of Southampton medicine news and in the medicalexpress website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Article in the New Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article entitled "Exercise may be the best anti-ageing pill" appeared online and in the print copy of the New Scientist and quoted Avan Aihie Sayer

Increased national interest in sarcopenia research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Association of Physicians Annual meeting 
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 MAVIDOS CTX data by Beth Curtis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer/Sian Robinson: online & newspapers (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, led by Professor Sian Robinson, have found that although some studies find diet can enhance the effects of exercise to prevent muscle loss in later life, current evidence about what works is inconsistent. Their research has been covered by Science World Report, Boots.com, Science 20, Zee News India and other online media
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: Closing Lecture, 65th Annual Meeting of BSR on Ageing, London Jul 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "rom cradle to grave: a lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia"
Closing Lecture 65th Annual Meeting of the British Society for Research on Ageing London UK
2 July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: Frailty update EUGMS, Norway, Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Frailty update: European Union of Geriatric Medicine Society Annual Meeting, Oslo, Norway, 15-17 Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: Huffington Post, Telegraph, Irish Times, Times of India, International Business Times UK. (15/5/15) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commentary on the study by Leong re grip strength predicting stroke, MI and death better than BP or PA level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: New Scientist Magazine training day (Oct 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Quoted in the article 'Exercise may be the best anti-ageing pill'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact From cradle to grave: a lifecourse approach to understanding sarcopenia
Novartis Institute for Biomedical Research Cambridge, Massachusetts US
27 April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: The Independent, Medical News Today, HNGN and other online and national media (18/5/15) 
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 about a new study that suggests the strength of a person's grip may indicate how likely they are to suffer heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular problems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: The Times newspaper (Jul 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Comment on an article stating that slow weightlifting helps maintain muscle strength/mass "No sweat: the slow-mo workout for the over 40s." We can prevent muscle loss by what we do
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Avan Aihie Sayer: Wellcome Trust Conference on Longitudinal studies, Cambridge, UK Jul 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "From observation to intervention for physical function and resilience: an opportunity for longitudinal studies in ageing research". Wellcome Trust Conference Longitudinal studies:maximising value for ageing research Cambridge UK. 23 July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Interview in Singapore for International News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Cyrus Cooper gave an interview on BBC World News addressing recent advances in the risk assessment and treatment of osteoporosis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio Solent interview (April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Dr. Helen Roberts was interviewed by BBC Radio Solent about her latest research into Parkinson's.

Publicising research during "Parkinson's Week".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2013
 
Description Blog written by Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey which appeared in the Medically Spekaing section of the Unviersity of Southampton website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey wrote a blog which appeared in the "Medically Speaking" section of the University of Southampton website. Their blog was about the National Osteoporosis Society Annual Osteoporosis Conference, at which four members of the MRC LEU, Beth Curtis, Millie Parsons, Nick Fuggle and Michael Clynes all received young investigator awards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Bone Research Society Annual Scientific Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Beth Curtis presentation on bone turnover in MAVIDOS at BRS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British Rheumatology Society Clinical Training Course, Oxford, 18th March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Cooper lectured at the BRS Clinical Training Course on the Epidemiology of Osteoporosis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British Society of Gerontology, Southampton, Sept 2014 (Sian Robinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Symposium speaker: Inequalities in health behaviours and lifestyle in older age: what can we do to promote better physical function?

Communicating research of the MRC LEU to a wide audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CLOSER (Cohort and Longitudinal Study Enhancement Resources) comms group 
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 To represent HCS within the CLOSER group. Comms representatives from 8 prominent national studies and the CLOSER management team meet to discuss public (and policymaker) engagement issues and share experience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation are not associated with risk of incident ischemic cardiac events or death: findings from the UK Biobank Cohort - press release 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Press release created a lot of media interest for this paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Copenhagen Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Cyrus Cooper lectured at the conference 'The Skeleton from Early Life to Old Age - new paradigms in osteoporosis and bone health'. The lecture from Prof Cooper was extremely well attended by international leaders in the medical profession and was entitled "Global disease burden and Life Course Epidemiology of osteoporosis".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cutting Edge Osteoarthritis Meeting, Pembroke College, Oxford, June 2019 
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 Professor Cyrus Cooper attended and delivered a talk on 'Inspired Careers' at the third Cutting Edge Osteoarthritis Meeting at Pembroke College, Oxford on 24-25 June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Cyrus Cooper and Keith Godfrey - Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Both Cyrus Cooper and Keith Godfrey received congratulations for being among 2018s highly cited researchers. They were included in the Clarivate Analytics listings and also mentioned on the University of Southampton website.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cyrus Cooper was interviewed for an article that was published in the Telegraph as a result of the paper that was published in the BMJ on Vitamin D. 
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 Cyrus Cooper was interviewed for an article that was published in the Telegraph as a result of the paper that was published in the BMJ on Vitamin D. His comments included: Cyrus Cooper, Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Southampton and President of the International Osteoporosis Foundation who contributed to the study said that bone density was probably some two to three times better at predicting someone's risk of getting osteoporosis than their level of Vitamin D level. "I don't think this paper debunks the idea that Vitamin D is useful", he said. "It's just that it is a small determinant. You'd do some good if you make sure that your Vitamin D levels are okay." Commenting on the current UK advice for management and prevention of osteoporosis he said: "The current guidelines are appropriate however a bone density evaluation needs to be done as part of fracture risk screening".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Daily Glow Website (July 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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 Catharine Gale gave an online interview via email to Charlotte LoBuono of the Daily Glow which resulted in an article being published entitled "Outgoing young people are happier later in life". It was as a result of the study that Catharine had carried out with a team in Edinburgh and the paper that they had published.

Publicity for research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Diet project management group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact To review proposals for use of the dietary data collected in the MRC National Survey of Health and Development, and advise the Director and Executive Team accordingly.

Provision of advice regarding dietary data collected in NSHD.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010,2011,2012,2013
 
Description EMD: IOF/ESCEO working group Jan 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IOF/ESCEO working group Jan 2018/ Osteosarcopenic obesity: epidemiology and consequences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EMD: IOF/ESCEO working member 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IOF/ESCEO working member for Sarcopenia group
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018
 
Description EMD: Talk to prospective medical students 
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 Gave a talk to local Royal Osteoporosis Group about management of osteoporosis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description EMD: Talk to prospective medical students 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk to a group of prospective medical students about a career in academic medicine
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESCEO 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Alternative treatments for OA" Working Group and the "Biochemical markers" WG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESCEO Working Group, 20th March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance and presented at ESCEO International Working Group on 20th March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ESCEO, Geneva, Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Cyrus Cooper attended and took part in the ESCEO Working Group Party Meetings from 3rd - 4th Feb 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description EUGMS Congress 2016: poster (Ilse Bloom) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of a poster at the EUGMS Congress 2016, Lisbon, Portugal, October 2016 about associations between psychosocial factors and diet in older age, including longitudinal data.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description EWGSOP2/EUGMS in Amsterdam on 4th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Attendance and spoke at the EWGSOP2/EUGMS in Amsterdam on 4th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Elaine Dennison: Interview with Radio 4 - Inside Health 
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 An interview on Radio 4's "Inside Health£ with Dr Mark Porter about sarcopenia
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Expert Panel Sarcopenia, 12-14th November 2018, Boston 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended Expert Panel Meeting on Sarcopenia in Boston from 12-14th November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fake Food Event Feedback 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sian Robinson was one of the six panellists at the Fake Food event which took place at Lecture Theatre 1, SAB, Southampton General Hospital. The panel were asked questions by groups of local sixth formers who had been invited to the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Findings from the paper 'Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation are not associated with risk of incident ischemic cardiac events or death' appeared in the Hippocratic Post and other media 
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 Findings from the paper 'Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation are not associated with risk of incident ischemic cardiac events or death: Findings from the UK biobank cohort. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 May;33(5):803-811. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3375, epub 2018 Feb 8'. appeared in the Hippocratic Post, on other websites, on 3 facebook pages, 34 tweets, and 1 blog.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: Barton Peveril College (Mar 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk about the SMART study and offered students the opportunity to become mealtime volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: Brockenhurst College (Apr 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk about the SMART study and offered students the opportunity to become mealtime volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: PPI South Network (Jun 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attended meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: PPI South Network (Sept 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact attended meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: Peter Symonds College, Richard Taunton College (Mar 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Gave a talk about the SMART study and offered students the opportunity to become mealtime volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: WISeRd (Mar 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attended meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: WISeRd (Wessex Involvement in Service Research and Delivery) Aug 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attended meeting of WISeRd
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fiona Rossiter: WISeRd (Wessex Involvement in Service Research and Delivery) Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact attended meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Gestational vitamin D supplementation leads to reduced perinatal RXRA DNA methylation: results from the MAVIDOS trial - press release 
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 https://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/news/2018/11/vitamin-d-baby-genes.page; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/jbmr.3603
Gestational vitamin D supplementation leads to reduced perinatal RXRA DNA methylation: results from the MAVIDOS trial. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 2018 doi.10.1002/jbmr.3603
Curtis EM, Krstic N, Cook E, D'Angelo S, Crozier SR, Moon RJ, Murray R, Garratt Em, Costello P, Cleal J et al (inc Godfrey K, Cooper C and Harvey N).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description HP: Sarcopenia and Frailty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This talk formed part of the weekly education timetable for medical and allied health professionals at University Hospital Southampton. This talk was attended by doctors of all grades as well as specialist nurses. I gave this talk with our specialist frailty practitioners. This was aimed at improving the clinical knowledge and burden of these common conditions and the important of recognition and comprehensive care planning.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description HP: Sarcopenia and Frailty. National Pint of Science 'Ageing Night' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This talk was of general interest to the public and other professionals who attended. This was the comment from the organisers
" just to say one more big thank you for Tuesday evening! It went really well and we had lots of positive comments from people on their way out. I hope you and your family enjoyed the evening"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description HP: Sarcopenia and Frailty: challenges for clinical practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This conference was attended by dieticians and other health care professionals. The talks given over the course of the two days were around the burden of undernutrition and how disease can impact on nutrition and vice versa. A wide variety of talks were give; from my point of view participants, many of whom do not work with older people, gained insights into the common conditions of frailty and sarcopenia and how they impact on the older person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Harnish Patel and Richard Dodds: University of Southampton Science open day (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Muscle Matters, MRC Stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Harnish Patel: Hertfordshire Open Meeting (July 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Hertfordshire Sarcopenia Study talk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Helen Roberts: SGH meeting (May 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meeting with mealtime assistance volunteers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Helen Roberts: University of Southampton TEDX (March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on 'flourishing in the 21st century'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Herfordshire Open Day in Harpenden on 23rd June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Attendance at the Herfordshire Open Day on 23rd June in Harpenden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Herfordshire Open Meeting (July 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several members of staff (Anna Pilgrim, Holly Syddall, Leo Westbury, Sarah Shaw, Shirley Simmonds) met with Herts 31-39 participants, registration, general help, answering questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Hertfordshire Cohort PE Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Hertfordshire Cohort PE Day - 3 generations of HCS participants - we set up a '75 years of our food' event to prompt discussion - to tell stories of/talk about memories of diet from the past
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hertfordshire Cohort Study Newsletter (March 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The 2013 HCS Newsletter was published in March. It gave an overview of what has taken place over the last 12 months, as well as giving some history on the Hertfordshire study, mentioning the centenary which takes place this year and gave contact details for anyone who is interested in taking part

As a result of the newsletter there has been renewed interest in the study by Hertfordshire residents.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hertfordshire Cohort Study Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 23/6/2018 MRC LEU staff travelled to Hertfordshire for the MRC Festival of Medical Research where they held the Hertfordshire Cohort Study open day in Harpenden. Many of the participants, their children and grandchildren attended which included talks and hands-on activities. Featured in MRC Life and CLOSER Newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hertfordshire Mercury Website 3/3/13 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article entitled "Study of a testing time for Hertford County Hospital" appeared. The reporter had contacted Hayley Denison who sent an email with details of the work we carry out here at MRC LEU. The article mentioned the MRC and the ongoing study.

The article mentioned the MRC and the ongoing study.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hertfordshire Public Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Approximately 300 HLS participants and their families attended an open day, which led to discussion, questions and interest in future research studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Hertfordshire study event, July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A group of MRC staff (inc Cyrus Cooper, Avan Aihie Sayer and Sian Robinson) hosted event at the Hertford Theatre for 400 cohort participants and their families

Increased understanding of the work of MRC LEU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description High Commissioner, Singapore 17-18th September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact During the visit he was invited to a discussion on UK-Singapore research collaborations at Eden Hall, the residence of His Excellency Mr Scott Wightman, UK High Commissioner to Singapore.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Highfield Church Tea Club (May 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Anna and Holly spoke to a group of people who attend the Highfield Tea Club about lifecourse influences on halth ageing. They showed the Hertfordshire birth ledger and explained how the used the Hertfordshire Cohort Study in their research. They focused on grip strength and the audience all enjoyed having a go on the dynamometer.

Engaging with public audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Hill WD et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2018 10.1038/s41380-017-0001-5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article feature in several newspapers, Twitter/Facebook and picked up by 14 news outlets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Holly Syddall: LifeLab (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the Scientist session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Holly Syddall: LifeLab (Sept 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Meet the scientist training day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Holly Syddall: Lifelab (Dec 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact participated in a "Meet the Scientist" focus group at Lifelab to assess the impact of delivering sessions on participating scientists. 
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Holly Syddall: Lifelab (Feb 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivered two "Meet the Scientist" sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Holly Syddall: Lifelab (Sept 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Delivered two Meet the Scientist sessions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Holly Syddall: Lifelab, Oct 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Holly Syddall attended the LifeLab Meet the Scientist training event

Increased awareness of the work of the MRC LEU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity
 
Description Holly Syddall: Wellcome Trust Longitudinal Studies - Maximising their Value for Ageing Research, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation: clustering of poor health behaviours predicts hospital admission among older people: evidence from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study linked with Hospital Episode Statistics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description House of Lords meeting (April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Avan Aihie Sayer and Shirley Simmonds both attended a meeting at the House of Lords hosted by Baroness Sally Greengross for the International Longevity Centre and the Centre for Research on Ageing (UoS). The title of which was "The challenge of an ageing population: Improving the evidence base4 for social care in later Life".

Dissemination of translational research on health and social care of older people to key policy makers, press and politicians
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Huffington Post interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Triggered further media interest

None
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description IB: NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp July 2017 
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 Presented a poster about the importance of psychosocial factors as influences on diet quality in older age at the NIHR Infrastructure Doctoral Research Training Camp: The Art of Communication, held from 12 to 14 July 2017 at the Weetwood Hall Conference Centrein Leeds. The theme of the Training Camp was career development and its focus was on the ability to communicate effectively with a range of people, including fellow researchers, research funders, the media, patients and the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IB: Oral presentaiton at the UK-RIME (UK Research in Musculoskeletal Epidemiology) 6th Annual Research Showcase, University of East Anglia, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ilse Bloom delivered a brief oral presentation related to her research about nutrition and healthy ageing (this included an overview of her PhD thesis and current work).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IB: Poster presentation at the 13th European Nutrition Conference, Federation of European Nutrition Societies (FENS) 2019, Dublin, Ireland 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Ilse Bloom presented a poster at the 13th European Nutrition Conference FENS 2019 in Dublin, Ireland, about the evaluation of a screening method to detect early nutritional risk in community-dwelling older adults
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ICFSR April 2017 (Barcelona) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 1 of 4 presentations chosen for press releases by the conference: 'Higher quality diets in mid-life improve physical performance in old age'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ICFSR International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, Philadelphia 29.04.16 - SMR 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The oral presentation was well received and requests were made for further information
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://frailty.net/past-events/icfsr-2016-conference-frailty-sarcopenia-research/
 
Description ICFSR, Miami 16th-25th February 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Speaking at the ICFSR 2019 international conference in Miami in February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IOF CTF Webinar (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IOF CTF Webinar
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IOF EXCO Board Meeting, Geneva, Nov 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Cooper attended and contributed to this international working group board meeting in Geneva in November 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Ilse Bloom: "Diet quality in later life: the importance of social factors". Talk to Southampton Faculty of Medicine Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave an oral presentation at the Faculty of Medicine Research Conference, Southampton, on 23/6/16 on the following topic: Diet quality in later life: the importance of social factors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Ilse Bloom: Hertfordshire Open Meeting (July 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Met with Herts 31-39 participants. Gave out her questionnaire re interest in participating in a physical activity and dietary supplement intervention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Ilse Bloom: PE Training (Nov 2015) 
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 attended the MRC Regional Public Engagement Showcase-training Course
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Inaugural Lecture Sian Robinson 19.05.16 - SMR 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Sian gave her inaugural lecture at the University of Southampton on 19th May 2016. It was entitled "From the cradle to the grave: diet quality and lifelong health".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Institute/Faculty of Actuaries Mortality Seminar Series: Frailty Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dissemination of frailty research of relevance to the insurance and finance industries

Increased understanding of the impact of ageing research on different sectors of industry
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description International Conference of National Institute on Aging and American Geriatric Society, Bethesday, March 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Professor Cooper presented at this prestigious event on 'Epidemiology: Life trajectories of lean, fat and bone mass'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research, Miami, 1st - 3rd March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attended and presented at the International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research from 1st - 3rd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited ASBMR Webinar (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited ASBMR Webinar (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited plenary presentation, Mellanby Bone Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited plenary presentation, Mellanby Bone Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited plenary presentation, UK Biobank Annual Conference (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited plenary presentation, UK Biobank Annual Conference (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited speaker International Federation on Ageing, Toronto 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk to International Federation on Ageing, Toronto: "Poor nutrition in older age - what can appetite screening tell us:"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited speaker at launch of Nutritools (University of Leeds) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at launch of Nutritools (University of Leeds): "The challenges of dietary assessment"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Kinda Ibrahim: PPI (Apr 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact had PPI input into the design of the GRImP study, also PPI review of protocol
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description LW: Southampton Science and Engineering Day 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Three activities featured in the open day: guessing the amount of sugar in certain foods, constructing the bones of the hand using putty and measuring grip strength. Over 100 members of the public, mainly consisting of parents and children, took part in some or all of these activities. Helped to organise the event and helped give instructions regarding the different tasks and helped answer questions from those who participated in the activities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Leo Westbury/Ilse Bloom/: University of Southampton Science and Engineering Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The MRC LEU set up a stall with practical activities illustrating the sugar content of different products. Most people visiting the stand were parents with children. The children made a healthy eating pledge at the end of the activity and wrote it on a colourful board. Many people were surprised how much sugar is in certain products which can seem healthy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leo Westbury: Press release Pinedo-Villanueva R et al Calcified Tissue International 2018 
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 Written and submitted press release for:
Pinedo-Villanueva, R., Westbury, L.D., Syddall, H.E., Sanchez-Santos, M.T., Dennison, E.M., Robinson, S.M. and Cooper, C., 2018. Health care costs associated with muscle weakness: a UK population-based estimate. Calcified tissue international, pp.1-8. (Featured as an article: https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16984274.muscle-weakness-conditions-cost-uk-over-25bn-southampton-research-has-shown/ )
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16984274.muscle-weakness-conditions-cost-uk-over-25bn-southampton-r...
 
Description Leo Westbury: Press release Robinson SM et al. Journals of Gerontology 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Written and submitted press release for:
Robinson, S.M., Westbury, L.D., Cooper, R., Kuh, D., Ward, K., Syddall, H.E., Sayer, A.A. and Cooper, C., 2017. Adult lifetime diet quality and physical performance in older age: findings from a British birth cohort. The Journals of Gerontology: Series A, 73(11), pp.1532-1537.
Featured in the following articles:
https://indiablooms.com/health-details/H/3053/eating-better-throughout-adult-years-improves-physical-fitness-in-old-age-suggests-study.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4994318/Eating-30s-keeps-fit-60s.html
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/good-dietary-choices-in-adulthood-help-ensure-much-healthier-old-age/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Leo Westbury: Press release Syddell HE et al. Calcified Tissue International 2018 
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 Written and submitted a press release for:
Syddall, H.E., Westbury, L.D., Shaw, S.C., Dennison, E.M., Cooper, C. and Gale, C.R., 2018. Correlates of level and loss of grip strength in later life: findings from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. Calcified tissue international, 102(1), pp.53-63.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-11-poorer-health-muscle-strength-life.html
 
Description Leo Westbury: Press release Westbury LD et al, Calcified Tissue International 2018 
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 Written and submitted a press release for:
Westbury, L.D., Fuggle, N.R., Syddall, H.E., Duggal, N.A., Shaw, S.C., Maslin, K., Dennison, E.M., Lord, J.M. and Cooper, C., 2018. Relationships between markers of inflammation and muscle mass, strength and function: findings from the Hertfordshire Cohort Study. Calcified tissue international, 102(3), pp.287-295
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-01-higher-inflammation-age-linked-weaker.html
 
Description LifeLab - Meet the Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Dr Beth Curtis spoke to 28 year 9 students from Hounsdown School about the work she carries out in her role of doctor.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Lifetime diet quality and physical performance in older age: findings from a British birth cohort 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International Conference on Frailty and Sarcopenia Research Barcelona presentation: 'Lifetime diet quality and physical performance in older age: findings from a British birth cohort'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Locomotor Lecture, 31 Jan 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact "Introduction to osteoporosis" lectured by Professor Cyrus Cooper in Jan 2020 to Southampton Medical School Undergraduate students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description MRC Epidemiology Strategy Ref Group, Cambridge from 8th - 9th October 2018 
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 Attendance and participation at the MRC Epidemiology Strategy Ref Group in Cambridge from 8th - 9th October 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRC Festival of Medical Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact On 23rd June 2018 a number of MRC LEU staff (Prof Cyrus Cooper, Prof Hazel Inskip, Prof Elaine Dennison, Prof Sian Robinson, Gregorio Bevilcqua, Leo Westbury, Barbara Fariborz, Martin Stevens, Tina Horsfall, Holly Syddall, Kate Ward, Shirley Simmonds, Millie Parsons, Michael Clines, Vanessa Cox, Clare Harris, Harnish Patel and Ilsa Bloom) travelled to Hertfordshire for the MRC Festival of Medical Research where they held the Hertfordshire Cohort Study Open Day at Harpenden Public Halls. There were two sessions, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon. Many of the participants of the Hertfordshire study, their children and grandchildren attended the event which included a talk by Cyrus Cooper and hands on activities - refreshments were provided. An article appeared in MRC Life and another article about the open day was sent to Charlotte Campbell at UCL to be included in the CLOSER newsletter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRC Grant for £134K 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Cyrus Cooper and Nick Harvey were successful in securing an MRC Grant to the value of £134k which will fund a new dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) instrument and Mechanograph technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description MRC LEU Quiz (as part of the MRC Festival of Science) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Included Ilse Bloom, Leo Westbury - organised and ran a quiz night at Rumba, Bedford Place, Southampton for MRC staff, family and friends in recognition of the MRC Festival of Science. This event included members of the general public in order to raise awareness of the MRC and Unit's Work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description MRC LEU Seminar: 'Good nutrition to support healthy ageing - a piece of cake?' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Internal seminar to staff at MRC LEU: Good nutrition to support healthy ageing - a piece of cake?
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Magazine article: Innovage (Spring 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article in Innovage magazine (Spring 2017) 'Promoting good nutrition in older age'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Media attention from release of paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'The impact of menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) on cardiac structure and function: insights from the UK biobank imaging enhancement study'. PLoS One 2018, March 8th.
Within a few days of being published this paper was within the top 5% of articles for this phenomenal almetrics score. The attention score showed 75 news outlets, 1 blog, 15 tweeters from around the world. Many newspapers picked up the story, including the Sun, The Daily Mirror, The Daily Mail, The Daily Star. It also appeared on a number of websites: Science Daily; Mayo Clinic, Queen Mary University of London, The Citizen and Deccan Chronicle, as well as those of the newspapers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Media interest: McLachlan JJ et al. J Psychosomatic Res 2018;109-79-85 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Featured on a number of newspaper websites. Article appeared in Daily Echo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Meeting with NOS President and Chief Executive of Canada 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Meeting with the NOS President and Chief Executive of Canada at Dukes Hotel, London on 23rd March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Member of Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition working group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Review of current nutrition issues that impact on health; make policy recommendations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
URL http://www.sacn.gov.uk/meetings/sub_groups/maternal_child_nutrition/index.html
 
Description Member of working group UKFOOFCOMP 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact National dialogue on food composition data and recommendations for analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009,2010,2011,2012,2013
URL http://www.ifr.ac.uk/fooddatabanks/nutrients.htm
 
Description NBC News Website (July 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Catharine Gale gave a number of online interviews (via email) regarding the findings of her study. As well as the interview with Melissa Dahl of NBC News she also gave interviews to Amy Norton of HealthDay and Sophia Dembling a freelance journalist.

Pu8blicity for research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NEWS: Dr Christopher Bell led the largest sequencing based analysis to date of genetically driven epigenetic variation in the human genome. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact NEWS: Dr Christopher Bell (MRC-LEU & IDS), in collaboration with King's College London and BGI Shenzhen, has led the largest sequencing-based analysis to date of genetically driven epigenetic variation in the human genome. This work, published in Nature Communications, has implications for the functional dissection of common disease associated regions, as well as the interpretation of DNA methylation population studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NICE PH25 Update group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Decision on need to update 2010 guidance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://publications.nice.org.uk/prevention-of-cardiovascular-disease-ph25/updating-the-recommendatio...
 
Description Newspaper Article (Daily Mail July 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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 An article entitled "Outgoing teenagers become happier adults: Our adolescent personality affects our lives into our SIXTIES, wrote about the findings from Catharine Gale's study.

Publicity for research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Newspaper Article (The Hindu July 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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 A newspaper article "Extroverts lead happier lives" appeared under the heading of "FUN FACTS" and wrote about the findings of Catharine Gale's paper, which she wrote with a group from Edinburgh University.

Publicity for research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Newspaper article (Southern Daily Echo, April 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article entitled "Hampshire medics in Parkinson's cure bid" wrote about two Hampshire hospitals taking part in the world's largest ever bid to find a cure for Parkinson's disease. Helen Roberts will be leading the research in Hampshire.

Publication for research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Newspaper article (The Independent) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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 An article entitled "This will be the age of old age". Appeared in the Independent and included a quote from Avan Aihie Sayer.

Publicising the work of the programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Newspaper article (The Independent, April 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article entitled "This will be the age of old age" apeared online and quoted Avan Aihie Sayer "We are living longer and healthier ..... we are all aging".

Increased national interest in research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Newspaper article (The Independent, March 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
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 A 3 page article entitled "The Age Timebomb" spoke of the increasing life expectancy and quoted Prof Aihie Sayer "This is where the big buck stops for Government: how to provide health and social care for frail people with complex needs when you have a system that is not current fie for purpose".

Publicity for programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Nutrition and Health Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Health professionals
Results and Impact Workshop facilitator to enable discussion of plans for UK food composition database

Record of discussions to be used in planned development of database, and related analyses
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Osteoporosis Review Editorial 
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 Entry for PURE: Editorial work: Elaine wrote an editorial for Osteoporosis Review. The Journal of the National Osteoporosis Society.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paget's Information Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Approximately 50 patients attended for an information afternoon, with Professor Elaine Dennison, which sparked questions and discussion with patients reporting better knowledge of their condition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper appeared online in December 2017 after its press release, further media attention on 1.2.18 in MIMS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This paper first appeared online in December 2017 after its press release. However, in 2018 it received further media attention on 1.2.18 in MIMS with an article entitled GP-led screening reduces hip fracture risk in older women and on 2.3.18 in Medical Health News net an article entitled FRAX: a nuanced tool for predicting fracture risk. There were also 149 tweets and 28 retweets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Paper received a great deal of media interest, appearing on a number of websites 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact McLachlan JJ, Gale CR.
The effects of psychological distress and its interaction with socioeconomic position on risk of developing four chronic diseases. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2018; 109: 79-85.
This paper received a great deal of media interest, appearing on a number of websites, including: University of Southampton, the Daily Mail, University Hospitals Southampton, the Sun, ITV News, Medical News Today, reachmd.com, managed health care executive.com, anxious minds, the star and archyworldys. An article also appeared in the Daily Echo.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution/facility 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Elaine Dennison gave a live interview on BBC Radio 4, Inside Health about Sarcopenia in Jan 2019. Elaine's interview started at 22.50 minutes into the programme and continued until the end of the programme. Elaine was contacted with a follow up email after the show by the show's editor requesting more information due to listener demand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fprogrammes%2Fm0002...
 
Description Philip Titcombe: Nestle Institute to Health Sciences Sciences - analysis of micronutrient data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Staff from NIHS, Singapore, New Zealand and Epigen (University of Southampton) attended a presentation by Philip Titcombe on the analysis of proteomic data generated as part of the MEMOSA Sarcopenia project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Plenary invited presentation Managing Osteoporosis Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary invited presentation Managing Osteoporosis Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary invited presentation at DOHAD World Congress (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary invited presentation at DOHAD World Congress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plenary presentation, International Conference on Children's Bone Health, Wurzburg (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plenary presentation, International Conference on Children's Bone Health, Wurzburg (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Podcast on Sarcopenia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Health practitioners and pharmaceutical industry professionals listened to a podcast leading to discussion and follow up emails
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Scientific meeting (EMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Scientific meeting (EMC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Scientific meeting (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Annual Scientific meeting (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at Association of Physicians Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Association of Physicians Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at DOHAD World Congress (EMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at DOHAD World Congress (EMC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at UK Association of Physicians Meeting (EMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at Association of Physicians Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at World Congress in Osteoporosis (EMC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at World Congress in Osteoporosis (EMC)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation at World Congress in Osteoporosis (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at World Congress in Osteoporosis (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation to PHESEAN 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation to Public Health England South East Ageing Network (London) - to tell them about our programme of work on nutrition in older people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentations at St Swithans School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Approximately 10 sixth form students attended a talk about academic medicine which resulted in questions and discussion with follow up email correspondence, hosted by Professor Elaine Dennison on 3rd May 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presented plans for new work to Lay Panel 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presented plans on screening for nutritional risk in older community dwelling adults for discussion and comment
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release followed by online publicity 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Gilbert T, Neuburger J, Kraindler J, Keeble E, Smith P, Arti C, Arora S, Street A, Parker S, Roberts HC, Bardsley M, Conroy S. Development and validation of a hospital frailty risk score focusing on older people in acute care settings using electronic hospital records: an observational study. Lancet 2018;391:1775-82.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release resulted in some media interest 
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 Pinedo-Villanueva R, Westbury LD, Syddall HE, Sanchez-Santos MT, Dennison EM, Robinson SM, Cooper C.
Health care costs associated with muscle weakness: a UK population based estimate. Calcified Tissue International. 2018; https://doi.org/10.1007/s00223-018-0478-1
A press release entitled "muscle weakness costs the UK £2.5 billion" resulted in some media attention, mostly on social media but also online and in the local press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release resulting in online media attention 
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 An atlas of genetic influences on osteoporosis in humans and mice. Nature Genetics https://doi.org/10. 1038/s41588-108-0302-x; https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2019/01/gene-map-offers-osteoporosis-hope

The paper was published on 31.12.18 and received a large amount of media attention. It is considered a ground breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital. It has compiled an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press release: Pinedo-Villanueva R et al. Calc Tiss Int 2018 doi.org/10.1007/s00223-018-0478-1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release "Muscle weakness costs the UK £2.5 billion".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit interviewed by Wessex Monthly Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Professor Cyrus Cooper, Director of the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit was interviewed by the publication, Wessex Monthly Magazine, and explains how his research has translated into improvements in patient care and how continued exploration could lead to further discoveries in the next 70 years of the NHS. This was mentioned in the University e-news.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Public Engagement Day: Hertfordshire Cohort Study, July 2014 (Sian Robinson) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Speaker: The diets of men and women in the Hertfordshire Cohort Study - what did we find out?

Communicating research of the MRC LEU to a wide audience
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Public Meeting Hertfordshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several hundrend HCS participants attended the Open Meeting with their spouses which generated huge local interest in the study.


Increased interest in research programme from members of public, local press and participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2008
 
Description Quiz for the MRC Festival of Medical Research: Leo Westbury (June 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The MRC LEU hosted a science-themed quiz night in Southampton that was open to members of the public. Posters of our research and practical activities such as assessing grip strength was also available for attendees.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
 
Description REF Panel Meeting in Edinburgh on 13th June 2018 
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 Attendance at the REF Panel Meeting in Edinburgh on 13th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description REF, London, Feb 2020 
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 Professor Cyrus Cooper took part in the REF Working Group Party Meeting in London on 10th February 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description ROS Academy Launch event, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of ROS Research Academy (Vice-Chair Prof Harvey)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ROS legacy event (NCH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Patients, carers and/or patient groups
Results and Impact ROS legacy event (NCH)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Recent press interaction 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Reuters: David Douglas. Email exchange 24 Sept 2014

Discussion
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research seminar - HNRC Newcastle 
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 Disseminating findings of MRC LEU research to an academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Richard Dodds: University of Southampton Science open day (March 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation: Healthy Bones, MRC Stand
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Richard Dodds: presentation at 11th Congress of the European Union Geriatric medicine Society, Oslo, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation "International normative data for grip strength across the life course: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Richard Dodds: presentation at British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting, Brighton UK, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation "International normative data for grip strength across the life course: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Richard Dodds: presentation at Society for Social Medicine, Dublin, 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oral presentation "International normative data for grip strength across the life course: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Osteoporosis Society Annual Charity Event and Dinner 
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 Royal Osteoporosis Bone Research Academy dinner and awards in celebration of the progress of the Academy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SJS: CLOSER Data Linkage Working Group 
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 Representatives of >12 UK cohorts meet to discuss legal, technical and logistical barriers to linkage of routinely collected data with cohort data. My contribution is based on experience in HCS, an early user of Hospital Episode Statistics. Two group-authored reports have been published.

http://www.closer.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/CLOSER-resource-Understanding-HES.pdf
https://www.closer.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/091219-NHS-Digital-and-LPS-onward-sharing-report.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SJS: Hertfordshire Cohort Study newlsetter 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 2019/20 edition of cohort newsletter finalised, posted online and to be distributed by post shortly
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description SJS: Science week open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Manning grip strength activity during university open day
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Sarah Shaw/Ilse Bloom/Leo Westbury: MRC Festival of Medical Research Quiz 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Eight members of MRC LEU staff organised a quiz night in Southampton for staff, family and friends in recognition of the MRC Festival of Medical Research. This event was attended by 60 people and included members of the general public. Next year's event will be expanded to include more members of the general public in order to raise awareness of the MRC and Unit's work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sarah Shaw/Leo Westbury: LifeLab Meet the Scientist 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spoke to 14 year 8 students from Applemoor School. This activity encourages interest in science among young people and illustrates the different scientific careers which are possible
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Sarah Shaw/Sian Robinson: Townhill Park 50+ Club (Sept 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Getting PPI opinion on community exercise opportunities/research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: CLOSER HSCIC Policy Forum (Nov 2015) 
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 attended meeting to discuss access to routinely collected data by researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: CLOSER Longitudinal Comms Network (Aug 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attended meeting, representing HCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: CLOSER Longitudinal Comms Network (Feb 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact attended meeting, representing HCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: CLOSER Longitudinal Comms Network (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact attended meeting, representing HCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: CLOSER Longitudinal Comms Network (Oct 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attended meeting, representing HCS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: HSCIC Research and academic community engagement event (Dec 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact attended meeting to discuss access to routinely collected data by researchers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: Herts Newsletter (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Hertfordshire study newsletter
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: Knowledge Exchange Workshop (Sept 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact with CLOSER,Cohort and Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resource, good talk by the Guardian on producing graphics for communications to the public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Shirley Simmonds: MRC Informatics Evidence Project 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Telephone interview with Monica Jones
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson/Leo Westbury: MRC Lifelong Health and Ageing Unit talk "Maintaining diet quality: is it important for physical function in later life?" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited seminar "Maintaining diet quality: is it important for physical function in later life?"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Sian Robinson: BRC (Jul 2015) 
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 Been involved with the PPI panel for the BRC and met several times
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: British Heart Foundation (Apr 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact Modifying early life risk factors for childhood obesity: considering their impact and potential for prevention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Faculty of Medicine Endocrinology, Nutrition & Metabolism & Cardiovascular Seminar (19/5/15) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Improving the diets of older people
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Fox News (Jul 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Childhood Obesity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: MRC LEU talk (Jan 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact gave a short talk to the LEU panel
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Medical News Today, Daily Echo, University Herald (Oct 2015) 
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 neighbourhoods with a higher number of fast food outlets are connected to new-borns' lower bone mineral density and bone mineral
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Nutrition & Metabolism Seminar, University of Southampton (May 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on 'Improving the diets of older people'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Obesity summit (Jan 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Modifying early life risk factors for childhood obesity: considering their impact and potential for prevention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Seminar at MRC Human Nutrition Research (Jun 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Modifiable early life risk factors for childhood  obesity - evaluating the potential for prevention
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Sian Robinson: Talk on Radio Solent (19/5/15) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact the role of diet supplements and exercise training to improve muscle outcomes in older people.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Social inequality and fractures - secular trends in the Danish population: a case control study. Osteoporosis International 2018;29:2243-50 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The findings of this paper received quite a bit of media attention with a number of comments being added to the online articles.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Southampton General Hospital Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact We offered two activities suitable for adults and children - measuring grip strength and making an x-ray of the hand with clay. The open day was extremely well attended and we had great interest in both the activities and also our research ongoing within the Unit, particularly among undergraduate students and their parents. People reported changes in their views and opinions and asked for further information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Southampton Science and Engineering Day: Leo Westbury (18 Mar 2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Three activities featured in the open day: guessing the amount of sugar in certain foods, constructing the bones of the hand using putty and measuring grip strength. Over 100 members of the public, many consisting of parents and children, took part in some or all of these activities. Leo helped organise the event and helped give instructions regarding the different tasks and helped answer questions from those who participated in the activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2019
 
Description Spanish Bone Research Conference (SEIOMM) 2019 
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 Professor Cyrus Cooper attended the SEIOMM Conference in Girona from 16-18th October 2019. The aim of Prof Cooper's talk was to update the audience on up-to-date findings from research in the field of osteoporosis. to include the SCOOP data which had not spread well in the Spanish bone community.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at Southampton Medical and Health Research Conference June 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Beth Curtis gave a talk on bone turnover in pregnancy and how it is linked to vitamin D supplementation and maternal bone health, at the Southampton Medical and Health Research Conference. Pictures and comments about Beth's talk appeared on social media.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Talk at national Sarcopenia meeting (9/7/2013) 
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 Gave a talk on current status of understanding of use of dietary interventions to prevent and treat sarcopenia.

Dissemination of MRC LEU research findings to an academic audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Ten Topics in Rheumatology, London, 5th/6th July 2018 
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 Ten topics in Rheumatology Meeting, London, 5th-6th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The MRC Festival Zone, 4-29th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact "I'm a Scientist get me out of here", part of the MRC Festival Zone from 4th-29th June 2018 with over 1,300 students and their teachers taking part. This involved a 30 minutes live webchat where pupils were able to ask any questions they wanted and there was also the ability for students to ask further questions via the ASK function of the website. During the 4 week event Millie took part in 30 of the 30 minute webchats (15 hours in total) and then responded to a further 58 questions. The intention of the event is to encourage children to consider the importance of science and demonstrate the career options open to them in science.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Opening of Southampton Page's Centre of Excellence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact MRC LEU hosted an event to celebrate being awarded Centre of Excellence status from the Paget's Association. There was a press release and the event was recorded online, in social media and had a two page spread in Pagets News (Aug 2018)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Opening of Southampton Paget's Centre of Excellence 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Thursday 31st May 2018 the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit in Southampton hosted an event to celebrate being awarded Centre of Excellence status for the Paget's Association. There was a press release and the event was recorded online, in social media and had a two page spread in Paget's News (August 2018).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Twitter Tweets for Recurrent back pain during working life and exit from paid employment: a 28 year follow up of the Whitehall II study. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Lallukka T, Many M, Cooper C, Fleischmann M, Kouvonen A, Walker-Bone KE, Head JA, Halonen JI. Recurrent back pain during working life and exit from paid employment: a 28 year follow up of the Whitehall II study. Occup Environ Med. 2018; 75: 786-91.
This paper received a number of tweets putting it in the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description University Strategic Research Group for Ageing and Lifelong Health Exhibition (Sept 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Poster Presentation
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact The title of the exhibition was "Research on Ageing Exhibition 2013". A lunchtime poster display showcased research across all faculties of the university to invited VIPs including the Mayor of Southampton, representatives of ageing charities and the Vice Chancellor. Seven posters were presented by members of the MRC LEU representing Sarcopenia and Frailty and Work and Health programmes and an online poster gallery was launched.

Promotion of research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Southampton (May 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Anna Pilgrim met with 2 groups of Year 9 students from Redbridge Community College and spoke about the Southampton Mealtime Assistance Study with them.

Engagement with schools
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Southampton News Release (July 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A News Release article entitled "Outgoiong people lead happier lives" wrote about the findings from Catharine's study which she carried out with a team from Edinburgh.

Publicity for research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Southampton Science open day (Mar 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Several staff members (Anna Pilgrim, Ilse Bloom, Sarah Shaw, Shirley Simmonds): Developed and delivered a new nutrition related activity
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description University of Southampton Website (April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact An article entitled "The University of Southampton joins a world first bid to find a cure for Parkinson's appeared and wrote about Dr. Helen Roberts who will lead research in tracking Parkinson's.

Highlighting research during Parkinson's Awareness Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Southampton Website (April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Amongst the items of news, under the heading "Parkinson's Awareness" was an article about Dr. Helen Roberts being interviewed by BBC Radio Solent about her latest research.

Highlighing research during Parkinson's Awareness Week
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Southampton Website article, April 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact An article "The University of Southampton joins a world first bid to find a cure for Parkinson's" wrote about the new study.

Publicity of research programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description University of Southampton press release October 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Eating better throughout adult years improves physical fitness in old age, suggests study - extensive on-line and print coverage (including The Times and some regional papers)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description University of Southampton website (Hertfordshire meeting) July 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Article "Hertfordshire people help make new medical discoveries", reporting the event hosted by MRC LEU at the Hertford Theatre for 400 cohort participants and their families

Increased awareness of the work of MRC LEU
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Versus Arthritis Sub-Committee Meeting in Chesterfield on 21st November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Attendance at the Versus Arthritis Sub-Committee Meeting in Chesterfield on the 21st November 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Vertebroplasty Workshop, Feb 2019, Paris 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This group is led by Pr Jean-Denis Laredo and organizes a meeting annually. Prof Cooper was invited to attend the meeting and present as part of a more general round table session where effectiveness of anti-osteoporotic treatments on the prevention of vertebral fractures was discussed. The title of Prof Cooper's presentation was "Epidemiology of osteoporotic vertebral fractures" (with a focus on the evolution over time of incidence and prevalence of vertebral fractures but also on the consequences of vertebral fractures).

The participants of this meeting were represented by radiologists but also neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and few rheumatologists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit (University of the Third Age) July 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Increase public understanding of science

Publicising the work of the unit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Wearing white for World Cancer Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 16 members of staff took part in the University of Southampton's "Wear White for World Cancer Day" with more making donations. Altogether the MRC LEU donated £41.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Website and enews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact McLachlan KJJ, Gale CR. The effects of pshychological distress and its interaction with socioeconomic position on risk of developing four chronic diseases. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2018; 109:79-85.
The findings of the paper co-authored by Catherine Gale received a lot of media attention appearing on a number of websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Wellcome Trust Award 
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 £1.6 m Wellcome Trust award and using data from the UK Biobank, is intended to reduce the impact of these common musculoskeletal disorders by providing a basis for improved means of disease prediction, prevention and treatment. The project, led by Jon Tobias, Professor of Rheumatology at Bristol Medical School, will involve a collaboration between researchers from the University of Southampton, as well as Bristol, Manchester, Aberdeen, Cardiff and Queensland Universities.

News of this award attracted media attention and was on a number of websites.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Working group - Fulfilling Lives (Diet & Nutrition) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Working group to determine plans for Big Lottery application (£30million) in Lambeth.

Advised on current plans for application - with particular focus on lifecourse effects of diet and nutrition.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description World Congress in Osteoporosis 2019 (BC) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of MAVIDOS results by Dr Beth Curtis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019