University Fellow, Ashley Gluchowski, presents poster at UKRI Healthy Ageing Conference

Categories: Research, School of Health and Society

University Fellow, Ashley Gluchowski, played a key role at this week’s UKRI Healthy Ageing Conference. Organised by UKRI’s Healthy Ageing Challenge, the Healthy Ageing conference took place on 13 and 14 November and brought together thought leaders, investors, commissioners and policy makers from across geographies, sectors and academic disciplines.

University Fellow Ashley Gluchowski portrait

Ashley delivered a poster based on her project to address the global challenge of ageing and inactivity. The project aims to connect older adults with tailored exercise programs that are proven to lower the risk of disability and disease. It will deliver a platform that will be an easy-to-use tool for doctors and exercise providers to support exercise awareness, knowledge, referral, and support while its use will lead to a happier, healthier, and more active population.

Delegates at the conference discussed the impact innovation is having around the UK, major research programme insights, alongside engaging in numerous collaboration and networking opportunities.

The headline theme of this year’s UKRI Healthy Ageing Conference was ‘Adding Life to Years’ and it focused on four areas where innovation is achieving the greatest impact: care, work, staying active and housing.  The conference is part of Longevity Week, which runs 13 - 17 November and focuses on 100 Minutes of Longevity and the Changing Life Course.

The University Fellows are a cohort of 21 outstanding early career researchers across our four schools. Supported and nurtured by the University environment, these prestigious appointments will foster world-leading research and innovation aimed at tackling some of the most pressing problems facing the world today. The fellowships are independent and permanent appointments, focused entirely on building research profiles for the first two years.

All our Fellows have demonstrated that they are on the way to building an outstanding track record of research, innovation and impact. The Fellows have a clear vision for their future leadership in research, which will involve developing new partnerships with public, industry and third sector organisations, and innovating in research-led teaching. 

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