The 'Ageing and Safe Mobility: 21st Century Streets' event has been postponed. We are currently exploring options for running the event later in 2020
Date: New Date TBC
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Venue: Chakrabati Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
The ageing population is well understood as one of the grand challenges facing the UK and many industrialised nations.
Meanwhile, mobility in later life is associated with key beneficial effects on well-being, physical health, economic activity and wider community engagement.
In recent years the emphasis in research and among practitioners has often focussed on interventions for drivers as they age. In 2019, the Department for Transport awarded a grant to the leading road safety charity, RoadSafe, to develop a knowledge transfer programme to take forward the work on older drivers by widening its scope to address the risks to older road users, concentrating on the most vulnerable.
This event marks the launch of a new Digital Knowledge Hub and an important opportunity to work across sectors to develop insight and understanding. Developed in conjunction with the British Society of Gerontology and drawing on international good practice, the day will involve presentations, panel discussions and workshops to highlight some of the mobility challenges and solutions for an ageing population.
With content tailored for those working in road safety, public health, transport planning, civic leadership and age-related charities, the day promises to provide a mixture of insight and inspiration to cross boundaries and start tackling the needs of tomorrow, today.
For general admission
Discounted places: £49.00
Available for BSG Members, Charities and Students only
Agenda for the day:
|10:30||Welcome & Introduction||Linda King, Pro Vice Chancellor, Research & Global Partnerships, Oxford Brookes University|
|10:45||DfT View - A Lifetime of Road Safety||Sharon Goodsell, Head of Vulnerable Road Users, DfT|
|11:00||Safe Mobility - Policy Landscape Review||Tanya Fosdick, Head of Research, Road Safety Analysis|
|11:15||Supporting older driver mobility and effective self-regulation||Dr Julie Gandolfi, Driving Research|
|Safer Roads & Mobility
Safer Road Users
|Kate Fuller, Road Safety Foundation
Paul Fay, Independent Consultant
Dr George Ursachi, Agilysis
Laurence Atchison (formerly ETSC)
|12:00||Launch of Knowledge Hub||Dan Campsall (Road Safety Analysis)
& Adrian Walsh (RoadSafe)
|13:30||Workshop Session 1|
|Advocacy for Age Friendly Environments, Alison Hill, Cyclox||Are driverless cars the solution to road safety problems for older people? Dr Ian Shergold, UWE|
|14:40||Workshop Session 2|
|Tackling transport poverty in towns and small cities, Tatseng Chiam, Tandem||Leading in Age Friendly Cities, Ben Bost, TfL|
|15:30||Moving Forward||Charles Musselwhite, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Swansea University|