Why and how to get involved in ageing research: Presentations

  • Northern Ireland

3rd June 2014,


On Wednesday 28 May 2014, CARDI held the second of its training events about how and why to get involved in ageing research in Belfast (the previous one was held in Dublin on the 25 March). The event covered issues such as the ethics and practicalities of getting involved in ageing research for older people and voluntary and community groups and the processes involved in making participation meaningful for older people as well as issues faced by researchers. The event was chaired by Emertis Professor Peter Lansley. It featured presentations from Dr Janet Anand-Carter, QUB, who gave the researcher's perspective as well as a case study of her work on a CARDI-funded project about perceptions of elder abuse using older people as peer-researchers. Margy Washbrook, Engage with Age, presented on her experiences collaborating with researchers and seeking volunteers for research and Nicola Donnelly, CARDI, spoke about media dissemination of research. Presentations are available below:

Dr Janet Anand-Carter presentation

Margy Washbroook presentation

Nicola Donnelly presentation

Prof Peter Lansley presentation

Useful links:

Building stronger user engagement in age research: Full report and summary