C4AR Research

Examples of current projects being undertaken by core members of C4AR include:

  • Men in Sheds and other gendered interventions for older men
    This report provides a systematic review of the evidence base of Men in Sheds and other gender-specific interventions designed to promote health and wellbeing amongst older men. The final report is available for downloading by clicking here.
  • EPOCH: The experiences and expectations of older people resident in care homes, their carers and professionals of end of life care and symptom relief needs: a prospective study (with the University of Hertfordshire).
    Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt
  • APPROACH: Analysis and Perspectives of integrated working in Primary care Organizations and Care Homes (with the University of Hertfordshire).
    Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt
  • EFORRT Remote care interventions: ethics, gender and governance of new technologies of elderly care at home (Comparative study with the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Spain)
    Contact Prof. Christine Milligan
  • NEUROSCREEN: development of biomarkers for dementia in old age.
    Contact: Prof David Allsop
  • Ageing, oxidative damage and mitochondrial DNA mutation.
    Contact: Dr David Clancy
  • NAD: development of nanoparticles for improved diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (EU- FP7).
  • MRC-funded longitudinal study on biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.
    Contact: Prof David Allsop
  • The Roles of ACER and Insulin/IGF-like Signalling in the Dietary Moderation of Sleep and Lifespan in Drosophilia melanogaster.
    Contact Dr Sue Broughton
  • The usefulness of health and fitness apps of wearable gadgets
    An article written by Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves on the usefulness of health and fitness apps of wearable gadgets, such as Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Android Wear, Fitbit’s Charge Microsoft’s Band and the Apple Watch, published by The Guardian on Monday the 1st of December http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/2014/dec/01/wearable-technology-gadget-christmas-health-fitness
  • The design of personalised computer games for aiding stroke survivors with their physiotherapy
    An article published by The Daily Mail on Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves’ research work & journal article on the design of personalised computer games for aiding stroke survivors with their physiotherapy. The article contains a quote on the merits of the study from Dr Shamim Quadir, Research Communications Manager at the Stroke Association. The work was also featured in other online media outlets.
  • The design of computer games for combatting some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s
    An article published by The Daily Mirror on Dr Emmanuel Tsekleves’ research work and journal article on the design of computer games for combatting some of the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The work was also featured in an article by The Times (page 5 on the Friday 21 November issue). The article included a comment on the merits of the study, by the Parkinson's UK clinical director Professor David Burn. The article became very popular across the UK, in Australia as well as other countries by being featured by major online News outlets, such as Yahoo UK News, BT News, Sky News Australia, The Daily Telegraph Sydney, The Herald Sun and several others.

Postgraduate Research

The Centre for Ageing Research provides a vibrant hub for postgraduate activity across the disciplines. More than 28 postgraduate research students are currently affiliated to the Centre. Examples of research projects being undertaken by research students within the Centre include:

  • The role of DNA mutations in ageing
  • Seeking and testing gene targets for delaying ageing
  • Studies on proteins relevant to frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease
  • The role of insulin/IGF-like signalling and dietary sugar in ageing and locomotor senescence
  • Narratives of living well with a long term health condition
  • Experiences of older people and their families accessing out-of-hours services
  • Carers’ needs and preferred forms of support following a stroke

 

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