AUNT-SUE at Canada-UK Study Tour

 

Over a three-day period, AUNT-SUE team members and other UK delegates shared and discussed insights on age-supportive built environments with an interdisciplinary delegation of Canadian researchers and practitioners.
 
They not only further established direct links between built environment and social inclusion, but also highlighted indirect knock-on effects, such as the overall expenses of treading hip-fractures caused by falls over uneven pavement.
 
The group was joined on Tuesday at a Canada House event by Sir John Armitt (Chairman, EPRSC) and Dr John Beard, World Health Organisation. Both highlighted their interest in this subject and encouraged further research.
 
The Canadian delegation departed for Edinborough on Wednesday afternoon, but not before promising to maintain the newly established ties with their London colleagues, whom they thanked for their efforts.
 
'Thank you for your commitments to advancing our mutual interests, and for all you have done in hosting our visit and contributing so much to the success of this study tour' Anne Martin Matthews, Director of the Institute for Aging (CIHR)

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Canadian Delegation:

 

  • Professor Anne Martin Matthews, Scientific Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Aging
  • Dr Susan Crawford, Deputy Director, Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Institute of Aging, in Vancouver
  • Dr Caroline Martin, Science and Technology Advisor, Canadian High Commission, London
  • Dr John Beard, Director, Department of Ageing & Life Course, WHO (London only)
  • Professor François Béland, Faculty of Medicine, Université de Montréal
  • Dr Philippa Clarke, Research Assistant Professor, Survey Research Center, University of Michigan
  • Professor Carole Després, Professeure d'architecture, Directrice du Centre de recherche en aménagement et développement, Ecole d'architecture, Université Laval
  • Professor  Geoff Fernie, Vice President, Toronto Rehab
  • Professor Helen McKay, Department of Orthopaedics and Family Practice, University of British Columbia
  • Dr Spencer Moore, School of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, Queen’s University
  • Dr Antonio Paez, Associate Professor, School of Geography & Earth Sciences, Associate Member of School of Civil Engineering, McMaster University
  • Dr John Millar, Executive Director, Population Health Surveillance, Provincial Health Services Authority, British Columbia
  • Glenn Miller, Vice President, Education and Research, Canadian Urban Institute, Toronto
  • Dr Vasanthi Srinivasan, Director, Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care

 

UK (London) Delegation:

 

  • Professor Graeme Evans, Director, Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor Peter Lansley, Director, KT-EQUAL, University of Reading
  • Dr Shiva Amiri, Science and Innovation Officer, British Consulate General, Toronto
  • Claire Hastings, British Consulate General, Toronto
  • Verity Smith, Coordinator, KT-EQUAL, University of Reading
  • Jo-Anne Bichard, Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art
  • Professor Elizabeth Burton, Professor of Sustainable Building Design and Wellbeing, Institute of Health, Warwick University
  • Professor Keith Case, Professor of Computer Aided Engineering, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University
  • Professor Rachel Cooper, Director, Lancaster Institute of Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University
  • Dr Diane Gyi, Senior Lecturer, Department of Ergonomics, Loughborough University
  • Professor Leonie Kellaher, Director, Centre for Environmental Studies in Ageing, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor Roger Mackett, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
  • Dr Russell Marshall, Senior Lecturer, Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University
  • Dr Lynne Mitchell, Research Fellow, Institute of Health, Warwick University
  • Professor Gail Mountain, Director, KT-EQUAL, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Sheila Peace, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Open University
  • Juliet Solomon, Principal Research Officer, Cities Institute, London Metropolitan University
  • Professor Steve Shaw, Canada-UK Cities Group, London Metropolitan University
  • Dr Steve Summerskill, Lecturer, Department of Design and Technology, Loughborough University
  • Professor Anthea Tinker, Institute of Gerontology, King's College London
  • Professor Nick Tyler, Head of Department, Department of Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering, University College London
  • Professor Catharine Ward Thompson, Research Professor of Landscape Architecture, OPENspace, Edinburgh College of Art (ECA)
  • Professor Ken Worpole, Architect, Writer and Environmentalist, London Metropolitan University
  • Dr Chloe Heywood, Materials, Mechanical & Medical Engineering Manager
Quote from Anne Martin Matthews, Director of the Institute for Aging, CIHR:

'Thank you for your commitments to advancing our mutual interests, and for
all you have done in hosting our visit and contributing so much to the
success of this study tour'

Maybe note the Canada House event and speeches by Sir John Armitt
(Chairman, EPRSC) and Dr John Beard, World Health Organisation.