News and Events

Information on Upcoming Events brought to you by, or in collaboration with, the Centre for Ageing and Mental Health can be found here.


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Brightlife Evaluation Feedback Day

October 2017


  • 09.45 - Welcome and Introduction – Chris McClelland (Head of Brightlife)
  • 10.00 – Project Overview and Update – Professor Paul Kingston (University of Chester)
  • 10.15 – Brightlife Commissioned Provider BOS Survey Feedback – Garnett Carr (University of Chester, Co-researcher) photo attached and one of Veronica Olsen (University of Chester Researcher)
  • 10.30 – Discussion of 3 Key Themes (Social Isolation, Sustainability, Volunteers) – All
  • 11.30 – Questions and Evaluation – Dr. Lou Taylor (University of Chester)
  • 12.00 – Summary and Closing – Professor Paul Kingston (University of Chester)

Ageing: Myths and Misconceptions

July 2017

A half-day workshop exploring contemporary attitudes to ageing and age discrimination. Thursday 27th July 2017 at the University of Chester's Queens Park Campus.


  • 9.15 - Welcome and Introduction – Prof. Paul Kingston and Kirsty Whiteley
  • 9.30 - Ageing: the Facts – Prof. Paul Kingston and photo attached
  • 9.55 - Dementia and Sex – Rumandeep Tiwana
  • 10.15 - Q&A
  • 11.00 – Perceptions of Ageing – Dr. Vicky Ridgway and photo attached
  • 11.40 – Debrief: Moving Forward Q&A – Dr. Louise Taylor
  • 12.00 – Close and Thanks – Dr. Louise Taylor

Brightlife Evaluation Feedback Event

April 2017

Welcome and Introduction
Professor Paul Kingston, Director of Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Chester
Chris McClelland, Head of Brightlife
Veronica Olsen, Research Assistant, University of Chester
Commissioned Providers
Annie Ellerton, Brightlife Co-Researcher
Julia Samulak, Brightlife Co-Researcher
Ageing Better NationalEvaluation   
Louise Scott, ECORYS
Summary to Date
Professor Paul Kingston, Director of Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Chester
Learning Repository
Dr Charlotte Eost-Telling, University of Chester Researcher
Social Prescribing
Kirsty Whiteley, Brightlife Co-Researcher
Quantitative Evaluation
Dr Jan Bailey, Researcher, University of Chester
Brightlife Qualitative
Dr Lou Taylor, Postgraduate Tutor, University of Chester


RAID Networking Event                                

April 2017

Welcome from the University of Chester
Professor Tim Wheeler, Vice Chancellor, University of Chester
Vulnerable Adults and Safeguarding in Acute Hospitals
Professor Paul Kingston, Director, Centre for Ageing Studies, University of Chester

Frailty: Why is it important and what does it mean for Health and Social Care Policy?
Dr Martin Vernon, National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care, NHS England
RAID in the Community
Claire Warhurst, Service Manager, North Division, Pennine Care, NHS Foundation Trust

Premature Mortality in Severe Mental Illness
Dr Peter Byrne, Homerton University Hospital, NHS Trust

Outcome Measures in Liaison Psychiatry
Professor Allan House, Professor of Liaison Psychiatry, University of Leeds

Management of Frequent Attenders
Dr Simon Thacker, Lead Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Derby Hospital

Update on New Care Models Programme
Jacob West, National Lead, Primary Care and Acute Systems

Vanguard MERIT Project Update
Shakeel Sabir, Coventry and Warwickshire PCT

The Future of Liaison Psychiatry
Dr Wendy Burn, The President Elect of the Royal College of Psychiatrists


Visiting Professors' Seminar                         

March 2017

Welcome and Introduction:
Professor Janice Gidman, Associate Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Care
Professor Paul Kingston, Faculty Research Co-ordinator and Director of the Centre for Ageing Studies
Three short presentations by: 
  • Professor Susan Benbow, Visiting Lecturer, University of Chester
  • Professor Peter Dartford, Retired CEO, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service   
  • Professor Sarmishtha Bhattacharyya, Visiting Professor, Consultant Psychiatrist, Old Age Psychiatry, Wrexham, BCUHB


Frailty: why is it important and what does

it mean for health and social care policy?

March 2017

Dr. Martin Vernon
National Clinical Director for Older People and Person Centred Integrated Care at NHS England 

Slides from this seminar are available to download from the right-hand side of this page.