Strathclyde Ageing Network public engagement event.

Strathclyde Ageing Network

The Strathclyde Ageing Network (SAN) was initially established in the School of Psychological Sciences & Health, but has now grown University-wide, and across all four Faculties. Our members are committed to ageing-related research and have expertise in a range of topics including psychology, education, and computer and information science. Our research studies use a variety of approaches such as experimental, qualitative, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging.

A list of our members, and our range of expertise, may be viewed below.

The University of Strathclyde is an Age-Friendly University in an Age-Friendly city! Please visit the Age-Friendly Academy website for further information, including the broader ageing-related interests and provision at Strathclyde, and the Centre for Lifelong Learning.

Member

Expertise

Dr Val Bissland, Centre for Lifelong Learning

  • Teaching and learning in later life
  • Ageing and neuroscience
  • Ageing and positivity

Dr Lizann Bonnar, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Caregiving
  • attention and executive functioning 

Dr Louise Nicholls, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Cognitive Ageing
  • Attention and short-term (“working”) memory in older adults
  • Lifestyle factors in successful ageing, including cognitive activity-based intergenerational engagement

Dr Stephen Butler, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Cognitive function
  • Eye movements
  • Age relation changes in Attention
  • Stroke

Vickie Coble, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Speech & language therapy

Dr Joanne Cummings, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Exercise interventions
  • Stroke

Dr Diane Dixon, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Self-management of chronic illness
  • Theoretical models of physical disability
  • Aging and health behaviour
  • Measurement of patient reported health outcomes

Dr Mark Dunlop, Computer and Information Sciences

  •  Human computer interaction

Aisling Egan, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Dysphagia in Dementia 

Dr Leanne Fleming, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Health psychology
  • Chronic illness

Dr Stuart Galloway, Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • Energy saving technology for ageing populations 

Gemma Gilliland, Centre for Lifelong Learning

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Positive Ageing
  • Intergenerational projects
  • Employability and Enterprise
  • Age-Friendly Academy
Professor Madeleine Grealy, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Rehabilitation following stroke
  • Motor control
  • Physical activity and perceived abilities
Dr Kathy Hamilton, Department of Marketing
  • consumer research with social impact
  • consumer vulnerability
  • transformative services
Dr Simon Hunter, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Loneliness and bullying among older adults
Bill Johnston, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Strathclyde Age Friendly University
  • Chair of the Scottish Seniors Alliance
Laura Kane, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Biomarker development for the early and differential diagnosis of Alzheimers Disease and other dementias
Antonio Katris, International Public Policy Institute
  • Energy saving and efficiency
Anna Krzeczkowska, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Intergenerational engagement
  • Health and wellbeing in older age
  • Cognitive functiong
Dr Marilyn Lennon, Computer and Information Sciences
  • Digital healthcare
Dr Colin Lindsay, Human Resource Management
  • Ageing in the workplace
Alix MacDonald, Centre for Lifelong Learning
  • Age-Friendly Academy
  • Positive Ageing
  • Adult Learning Pedagogy
Professor Roma Maguire, Computer and Information Sciences
  • Development and evaluation of supportive care
  • Digital health interventions
Dr William McGeown, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Cognitive and behavioural changes in ageing and dementia
  • Early diagnosis of dementia
  • Clinical trials
  • Neuropsychological and neuroimaging methods
Christine McMonagle, Biomedical Engineering
  • Orthoses and mobility in older people
Margaret Muir, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Stroke
Emma Nicol, Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Design and evaluation of digital products
  • Mobile text entry for older adults
Dr Marc Obonsawin, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Changes in personality with ageing
Dr Diane Pennington, Computer and Information Sciences
  • Information needs of people with dementia and their carers
Dr Susan Rasmussen, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Suicide and self-harm
  • Psychological well-being
  • Sleep

Dr Nicholas Rattray, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry of Ageing
Dr David Robertson, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Attention, perception, and face recognition
Dr Jo Saunders, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Long-term memory in older adults including reliability of older eyewitnesses
  • Distress, coping and psychological interventions
Lynsey Stewart, Autism Network Scotland
  • Autism and transitions across the lifespan
Georgia Tarfali, Biomedical Engineering
  • Falls and postural control in older adults - rehabilitation using Virtual Reality
Professor Karen Turner, International Public Policy Institute
  • Energy saving and efficiency
Chika Ugwuanyi, Computer and Information Sciences
  • Data analytics for understanding healthier homes
Rebecca Wagstaff, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Cognitive and language impairment in Parkinson's Disease
Professor Alan Wilson, Marketing
  • Older adults' use of online public services
  • Post-retirement volunteering
Lynn Williams, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Health psychology
  • Infection prevention and control