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United Kingdom Research and Innovation


Catalyst Awardee

Green Walks

  Kirk Woolford, PhD | Anglia Ruskin University
Competition Sponsor: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022 During and post Covid-19 lockdowns, the importance of access to green spaces for mental health has been highlighted. However, in the UK, we have deeply entrenched disparities in access to green spaces.…

Catalyst Awardee

Upskilling informal carers

Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, PHD |King’s College London, UK; Naomi Soneye-Thomas, Rachel Barber
Competition Sponsor: UK Research & Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022   In the United Kingdom, there are currently around 13.6 million unpaid family carers looking after older, ill and/or disabled adults. This number increases by 6000…


Catalyst Awardee

Developing a toolkit to support health professionals in building community-based group exercise programmes for older people with chronic conditions

  Tim Rees, PhD | UK Research and Innovation; Tom Wainwright, PhD; Mark Beauchamp, PhD; Mark Stevens, PhD
Competition Sponsor: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022 As the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS) waiting list soars above six million people, with treatment wait times over two…

Catalyst Awardee

Social exergaming

Rebecca Atkinson, PhD | University of Sussex; Naji Tabet, PhD; Alon Stoerman
Competition Sponsor: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022 Co-developing a social exergaming platform to help older adults with mild memory problems maintain functional independence. To learn more about this proposal, email healthylongevity@nas.edu.…



Catalyst Awardee

Remembering Yesterday

Professor Catherine Loveday | University of Westminster
Competition Sponsor: UK Research & Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022   We grow up in a world where forgetfulness is seen as an inevitable consequence of ageing. Research shows that although this needn’t be a foregone conclusion, it is something that is experienced by…

Catalyst Awardee

My Day: Digital Dementia Toolkit

  Arlene Astell, PhD | University of Reading
Competition Sponsor: United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Awardee Year: 2022 Dementia is a disease that attacks the brain. It mostly happens when people get older but can start when they are working age. People who develop dementia often have problems remembering things…

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