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New technologies & the active ageing - Research seminar

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The University of Derby's Creative Ageing Research Cluster invite you to attend a seminar on 'New technologies & the active ageing: The adoption and non-adoption of new technologies by the active ageing' with David Bryson (Senior Lecturer Forensic Anthropology and Photography, University of Derby).

There are a large number of papers and research projects looking at how the active ageing are or are not engaging with digital technologies. However, far too many of the approaches are using digital technologies as if old people require constant monitoring i.e. as if old age were a disease to be treated. The best papers and projects are those that are trying to look at why the active agers who use technology are using it and following their lead i.e. that using technology is more about social inclusion, enjoying life and leisure activities than worrying about health issues.

New technologies & the active ageing looks at the current state of research into digital engagement by the active ageing and not just engagement but more critically availability and ease of access to digital technologies.

David Bryson studied Anatomy at Aberdeen University before completeing PGCert in Education at Aberystwyth University. After training as a clinical photographer at University Hospital of Wales, he worked at University of Dundee and in Bromsgrove and Redditch. David returned to teach the HNC Medical and Technical Photography at Berkshire College of Art and Design and then moved to the University of Derby as the programme leader for BSc (Hons) Biological Imaging. David is currently Senior Lecturer in Forensic Anthropology and Photography in Biomedical and Forensic Sciences, School of Human Sciences, College of Life and Natural Sciences.


Tickets for this seminar are FREE but booking is essential. Please click to REGISTER for this seminar.

This forms part of a series of seminars held by the University's cross-college, interdisciplinary research cluster focusing on themes around arts and health, creative ageing, social gerontology and dementia, an initiative as part of our Arts & Health Centre of Excellence.

For more information about other seminars in the series, please click on the links below or email researchcentre-hsc@derby.ac.uk

- Sing to Beat Parkinson's

- Dancing with Shadows

- Creative Ageing: Has our time come?

- Dogs and the Elderly

Follow the seminar series on Twitter using #TalkCreativeAgeing

For more information about the Creative Ageing Research Cluster, please email Emily Bradfield e.bradfield@derby.ac.uk

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