Institute for Ageing

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Fuse QRM Healthy Ageing Research Programme Loneliness and social isolation

At this event, academics, practitioners and policy-makers will identify the health risks arising from loneliness and social isolation.

Date/Time: 5 October 2016, 12:00 - 16:00

Venue: The Core, Science Central

Professor Brian Lawler – Professor of Old Age Psychiatry, Trinity University Dublin
Professor Tom Scharf – Professor of Social Gerontology, Newcastle University
Dr Kellie Payne – Learning and Research Manager, Campaign to End Loneliness
Elaine Rashbrook - National Lead for Older People, Lead for Global Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), Public Health England

12.00-12.35 Lunch

12.40-12.45 Welcome and introduction - Dr Suzanne Moffatt, Fuse Healthy Ageing Programme Lead

12.45-1.30 Professor Brian Lawler – ‘Loneliness or social isolation: is there a difference and does it really matter?’
1.30-2.00pm Professor Thomas Scharf – ‘Responding to loneliness: opportunities and potential pitfalls'
2.05-2.35pm Dr Kellie Payne – 'Campaigning to End Loneliness: learning from the research and practice'

2.35-2.55pm Tea break

2.55-3.25pm Elaine Rashbrook - ‘Public health perspectives on loneliness and social isolation’
3.25-3.50pm Speakers Panel Q&A - questions collected in advance as well as questions from the floor
3.50-4.00pm Summary, conclusions and actions from the day (Prof Tom Scharf)

Click here for the registration page