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Unequal Ageing: Responding to Health Inequalities in Later Life

Join us to learn about the current research into health inequalities and have your say.

  • Tuesday 28th January 2020 10:00 (5 hours)
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Tuesday 28 January 2020, 10:00-15:00, The Catalyst, Newcastle Helix

"The Research and Innovation Matters" series is back for 2020, starting off with 'Unequal Ageing: Responding to Health Inequalities in Later Life'.

This event will explore inequalities and unequal access to healthcare. With current researchers in the field of population health sciences we will explore the past, present and future of healthcare inequalities. Learn more about how we are all ageing unequally, and put forward your opinions to direct the future of research into unequal ageing.

All are welcome but places are limited so booking is essential.


10:00-10:30 - Arrival and registration
10:30-10:40 - Introduction from Professor Tom Scharf
10:40-11:00 - Professor Tom Scharf:
What does walking speed tell us about health inequalities in later life?
11:00-11:20 - Dr Andrew Kingston: 
Using data to understand how health outcomes unfold over time
11:20-12:00 - Insights worksops
12:00-13:00 - Lunch
13:00-13:20 - Dr Suzanne Moffatt: Why is the NHS so keen on social prescribing and can it address inequalities?
13:20-13:40 - Dr Sarah Sowden: UNFAIR: UNderstanding Factors that explain Avoidable hospital admission Inequalities - Research Study
13:40-14:30 - Insights workshop
14:30-15:00 - Evaluations and close


Professor Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology
My research addresses issues relating to social inclusion and exclusion in later life, often with a focus on the spaces and places in which inclusion and exclusion arise and on the policy responses to forms of exclusion.

Dr Andrew Kingston, Research Fellow
A Chartered Statistician with a PhD in statistical epidemiology, I use complex longitudinal data and advanced statistical techniques to understand how health outcomes unfold over time.

Dr Suzanne Moffatt, Reader in Social Gerontology
My main research interests concern the health and well-being of older people, tackling poverty and social exclusion and the impact of changes to the welfare system on health and wellbeing.

Dr Sarah Sowden, Clinical Lecturer and Hon Consultant in Public Health
Areas of expertise include applied public health research focusing on understanding and evaluating the health inequalities impact of public health and healthcare interventions and policies.  


  • The Catalyst
  • 3 Science Square
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • NE4 5TG

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