Programme Newbreed Final Seminar

Initial programme

21 May 2024, 10-15, including light lunch and coffee

Venue: Hörsal L2, Örebro University (Långhuset, ground floor, find it on Mazemap)

Newbreed is a doctoral programme within the focus area of Successful Ageing at Örebro University.

Opening address:

Johan Schnürer, Vice-Chancellor, Örebro University

Keynote address:

Pär BjälkebringTeaching an Old Dog New Tricks: Building Capability Across the Lifespan

Pär Bjälkebring is a researcher and lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg. He is co-director for AgeCap, the Centre for Ageing and Health at the University of Gothenburg and is also affiliated with the National Graduate School on Ageing and Health (SWEAH). Additionally, he holds an external associate position at the SOJC’s Center for Science Communication Research at the University of Oregon.

Pär obtained his PhD in Psychology from the University of Gothenburg in 2014 and subsequently spent three years as a VR International Scholar at Ohio State University.
His research focuses on the interplay of affect and deliberation in judgments and decision-making. Specifically, he examines how cognition and affect influence decisions related to wealth, health, and happiness throughout the lifespan.

Other presentations will include:

  • Successful Ageing at Örebro University (Eleonor Kristoffersson)
  • How NB came about and outcome of the programme (Miles Davies & Thomas Strandberg)
  • Presentations by some of the Newbreed participants

Closing presentation:

Kerstin Nilsson, Senior professor - Closing address

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Final programme will be sent at the beginning of May.