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Opening Plenary: Welcome to Research Week
Tue 18 April 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
***Please note that Research Week is an Internal event for Univeristy of Stirling staff only***
A warm welcome and introduction to Research Week
Join Professor Judith Philips for a warm welcome at the opening plenary to the first ever University of Stirling Research Week. During this session, Professor Judith Philips will introduce Research Week, describing it’s vision and motivations before formally launching the University’s new Research themes. During this session, attendees will hear briefly from a representative for each multi-disciplinary research theme and the wide-ranging Research Week programme will be introduced. Following the opening plenary, attendees are welcome to visit the Research Surgeries that will be taking place in the Macrobert Main foyer at which researchers can access relevant support and information on a number of research related activities such as REF, Open Access, Ethics and the Research Hub project. The Opening Plenary and research surgeries will be followed by a Wine reception in the Macrobert at 1700 at which all researchers are invited to join Professor Judith Philips and the Research Week team to celebrate and share Research Week.
Professor Judith Phillips OBE PhD FAcSS FLSW FRSA
Judith Phillips is Deputy Principal (Research) at the University of Stirling and Professor of Gerontology. Her research interests are in the social, behavioural and environmental aspects of ageing. Before joining the University Judith Phillips was Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University, Director of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research for Wales and the School for Social Care Research in Wales.
Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, she went to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College, Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993. Judith returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University.
She has received recognition for her scholarship through numerous Fellowships: the Gerontological Society of America; the British Society of Gerontology; the London School of Economics, New College, Oxford and the Swedish Universities of Umeå and Lund. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for Services to Older People.
Professor Phillips has been highly active in shaping the UK’s gerontological research landscape and her applied research has impacted on government policy. Having secured awards from most of the major UK funding councils, Professor Phillips has an impressive track record of research grant capture. Her many publications on social work and older people are extensively used by students, with translations made into several languages. She has extensive links with both the Welsh and UK governments, social services departments and Welsh business. Between 2008 and 2010 Professor Phillips was President of the British Society of Gerontology and currently chairs the British Council on Ageing. She was part of the Futureage group developing the roadmap for ageing research under EU Horizon 2020. In addition, Professor Phillips is executive member of the Global Social Initiative on Ageing - part of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.