Strathclyde Ageing Network public engagement event.

Strathclyde Ageing Network

The Strathclyde Ageing Network (SAN) is a University-wide research group, comprising over 60 multidisciplinary, ageing-related postgraduates and academics across all four faculties of the University. Our members 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. We meet regularly throughout the academic year and often give public engagement events, for example via the University's Engage week. SAN is also a member organisation of the Scottish Older People's Assembly.

Dr Louise Brown Nicholls (School of Psychological Sciences & Health) is SAN Director. A list of our members, and our range of expertise, may be viewed below. You can also follow our activities via our Twitter account @StrathAgeing.

The University of Strathclyde is an Age-Friendly University in an Age-Friendly city! Please visit the Age-Friendly Academy website for further information regarding the broader ageing-related interests and provision at Strathclyde, including 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 Arjan Buis, Biomedical Engineering 

  • Next generation Assistive and Adaptive Rehabilitation Technologies (AaRT) in Ageing

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

Professor Bernard Conway, Biomedical Engineering

  • Fundamental and applied studies in motor control

Dr Joanne Cummings, School of Psychological Sciences & Health

  • Exercise interventions
  • Stroke

Professor Branka Dimitrijevic, Department of Architecture 

  • Designing buildings and urban spaces for all (Design for All/Universal Design)

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
Professor Patricia Hafford-Letchfield, Social Work and Social Policy
  • Marginalised communities and care
  • LGBTQI and sexuality in later life
  • Ageing and suicide ideation and behaviour
  • Learning in the Fourth Age
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 Heba Lakany, Biomedical Engineering
  • Advanced soft robotic and wearable exoskeleton devices to interface with neural systems
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
Dr Louise Brown Nicholls, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Cognitive Ageing
  • Attention and short-term (“working”) memory in older adults
  • Lifestyle factors in healthy ageing, including cognitive activity-based intergenerational engagement
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 Margaret Watson, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

  • Pharmaceutical care of older adults
  • Sensory Impairment
Dr Lynn Williams, School of Psychological Sciences & Health
  • Health psychology
  • Infection prevention and control
Professor Alan Wilson, Marketing
  • Older adults' use of online public services
  • Post-retirement volunteering