School of Behavioural, Social and Legal Sciences

Programme 26 september

The Research Schools Successful ageing and Newbreed within Örebro University’s Strategic Initiative Successful ageing are in their final stages. Many of the doctoral students have completed their theses or are about to do so. We want to mark this occasion by holding a one-day conference on the subject of successful and healthy ageing with participants from the Research Schools. Some of the doctoral students will present their research and discuss issues related to research on ageing.

8.30-9.00 Registration, coffee

9.00-9.10 Welcome address

9.10-9.45 Key-note lecture - Challenges and opportunities in research on human ageing
Professor Jill Manthorpe CBE

9.45-10.55  Theme 1 Ageing from a societal perspective
Moderated by Hany Hachem

Hanna Samzelius, Stepmothers´ experiences of care during life course”
Owasim Akram, The pursuit of relational security of older persons living in extreme poverty
Magnus Schoultz, Older adults’ learning and health, educational activities as a health resource

10.55-11.05 Short break

11.05-11.40 Theme 2 Ageing and psychosocial adjustment

Nadezhda Golovchanova, Older and feeling unsafe? Unraveling the role of perceived unsafety in well-being of older adults
Maja Dobrosavljević, ADHD as a risk factor for age-related health outcomes: population-based register studies 

11.40-12.00 Discussion Themes 1 and 2
Moderated by Charles Kiiza Wamara

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.45 Theme 3 Ageing and the fourth industrial revolution

Antonios Tsertsidis, Delivering welfare technologies to people with dementia – challenges and opportunities
Gomathi Thangavel, Development of an information system to manage social isolation and loneliness among older adults with Parkinson’s disease
Lucas Morillo, 'Ageing, cognition, and robots: perspectives on interdisciplinarity

13.45-15.00   Theme 4 The biology of ageing

Frida Fart, The Ageing Gut, in Health and Disease
Snieguole Vingeliene, Inflammation, atopic dermatitis and risk of dementia
Andreea Badache, Successful ageing. Living longer. Living well?

14:30-15:00 Coffee

15.00-15.30 Discussion Themes 3 and 4
Moderated by Lisa Spang

15.30-16.00 Closing remarks from Theme Leaders

Fawzi Kadi
Thomas Strandberg
Katja Boersma
Oscar Martinez Mosos