Addressing the Grand Challenges of Ageing

How to develop interdisciplinary research ideas to address the grand challenges of ageing

Interdisciplinary approaches are needed to address the Grand Challenges of Ageing. This event from the Reimagine Ageing Network, co led by Dr Sarah Astill (School of Biomedical Sciences) will look at how to use the network as a platform to develop interdisciplinary research ideas and funding proposals.

Through facilitated workshop sessions, participants will develop interdisciplinary research ideas to address identified challenges in Ageing posed by external partners from the Reimagine Ageing network. The sessions will bring together working groups for idea development that could form future collaborations.

The event will include a short presentation by Ulla Kriebernegg, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Ageing and Care (CIRAC) at the University of Graz who will share best practices and discuss challenging experiences in developing transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary research.

We will also be joined by Samantha Aspinall, Head of Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Leeds and currently on secondment to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to develop their cross-research council funding scheme and set-up their interdisciplinary assessment college, who will discuss interdisciplinary research development and funding.

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