There was a strong presence of GHSM staff and students at the annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology from July 5th – 7th at the University of Swansea. This included these 2 symposia. The Extending Working Lives research (led by Professor Karen Glaser, Head of Department of Global Health & Social Medicine at King’s College London) by Dr Laurie Corna, Professor Debora Price, Dr Giorgio di Gessa and Lawrence Sacco and ‘What could possibly go wrong’ led by Professor Anthea Tinker and Dr Christina Victor. Papers were also given by Professor Anthea Tinker on Mobility, Mood and Place and on ‘Volunteering before medical school: working with older people’ with Victoria Berdugo, Michael Buckland, Lois Crabtree, Anistta Maheswaran, Andrea Ogg, Jasmine Patel, Emilia Pusey and Chandini Sureshkumar . Other presentations included ‘Issues arising from the Mental Capacity Act, 2005’ by James Fletcher and Suzanne Snowden and ‘Outcomes of day centres for older people’ by Katharine Orellana,
- Congratulations to Dr Rose Mortimer, Bioethics & Society alumna, now a doctor in philosophy and a published author!
- Congratulations to Andrew Barnhart for his appointment as a Marie Curie Research Associate and PhD candidate in Biomedical Ethics and Law at KU Leuven!
- John Harris’ Seminar Wednesday June 5th 12 pm “Xenia: Refugees, Displaced Persons and Reciprocity”