12:30 – 2:00pm (lunch 12:30 – 1:00pm; presentations 1:00 – 2:00pm)
Michael Smith Lecture Theatre (lunch in lounge area)
Hosted by Institute of Population Health and School of Psychological Sciences
Theme: Cognitive decline and dementia research: an interdisciplinary perspective
Dr Brenda Gannon, Reader in Health Economics, Centre for Health Economics, Institute of Population Health: “Evaluation, Implementation and Translation in Dementia@Manchester research”
Abstract: As theme lead for this research, Brenda will provide an overview of the 'Evaluation, Implementation and Translation' in dementia research at The University of Manchester. She will highlight key projects within the theme and then provide a summary of key projects from the health economics of ageing perspective. These include cognitive impairment and health care utilization, cost-effectiveness evaluation in the EU SENSE-Cog study and evaluation of care pathways in integrated health and social care in dementia.
Biographical note: Dr Brenda Gannon has worked as an economist for over 15 years in academic research and policy analysis in Ireland (Economic and Social Research Institute and National University of Ireland, Galway), Australia, Sweden and the UK (University of Leeds). She joined the University of Manchester in 2013 and has since achieved a grant income generation of over £12 million from NIHR, EU H2020, HRB (Health Research Board) and ARC (Australian Research Council). Dr Gannon focuses on health economics, health econometrics (statistics based on health economics theory), evaluation of health interventions, new medical technologies and care pathways in health. She has worked on numerous projects related to ageing, including dementia, stroke and falls. Dr Gannon is the theme lead for Evaluation, Implementation and Translation in dementia@manchester (see www.dementia.manchester.ac.uk). She is a key member of the Dementia United (www.dementiaunited.net) stakeholder group, in collaboration with many stakeholders across Greater Manchester. Twitter: @GannonHealth_Ec
Dr Piers Dawes, Lecturer in Audiology, Manchester Centre for Audiology and Deafness (ManCAD): “Hearing loss, hearing aids and dementia”
Abstract: Piers will review the evidence for an association between hearing loss, cognitive decline and dementia with reference to two of his recent studies: 1. an examination of the impact of hearing aid use on cognition in the UK using the very large UK Biobank data set (n=164,000) and 2. the impact of hearing aids on cognition and dementia measured over 15 years in older adults in US Epidemiology of Hearing Loss Study. He will conclude with an overview of the new multi-centre European SENSE-Cog study examining hearing and vision impairment in relation to cognitive well-being.
Biographical note: Piers’ background is in experimental psychology. He studied speech and hearing science at Curtin University in Western Australia before completing a DPhil in experimental psychology at Oxford University. He is currently a lecturer in audiology at the University of Manchester. He is interested in the cognitive aspects of hearing, and his research interests include hearing loss, auditory processing and developmental psychology from childhood to old age, auditory plasticity, hearing genetics and developmental disorders. He was a 2013-2014 US-UK Fulbright scholar, and was awarded the British Society of Audiology's Thomas Simm Littler Prize in 2014 for his work on the epidemiology and treatment of hearing loss.
Full list of Faculty Research Series dates: http://www.mhs.manchester.ac.uk/intranet/communicationsandmarketing/communications/events/researchseries/
Who is it for?
The monthly Faculty Research Series events are open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction. Each month one host School or Institute from the Faculty will pair with a different School or Institute to highlight and showcase similar topics from different perspectives. The series is led by Professor David Eisner and administered from the Faculty Research Office.
Held on Wednesday lunchtimes, each meeting lasts an hour, including two 20 minute presentations – one from a senior and one from a more junior member of Faculty staff. Each presentation will be followed by a short discussion. A buffet lunch will be available from 12.30. Presentations begin at 1pm.