Loneliness and social isolation in an ageing society: a public health challenge?
- Venue: The Core, Science Central, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne. NE4 5SQ
- Start: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 12:00:00 BST
- End: Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:00:00 BST
Aims: to bring together academics, practitioners and policy-makers to (i) identify the health risks arising from loneliness and social isolation; (ii) explore interventions addressing loneliness and social isolation; (iii) consider the implications for policy and practice.
Professor Brian Lawlor - Professor of old Age Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin
Professor Tom Scharf - Professor of Social Gerontology, Newcastle University
Dr Kellie Payne - Learning and Research Manager, Campaign to End Loneliness
Professor Barbara Hanratty - Professor of Primary Care and Public Health, Newcastle University
Nicole Valtorta - NIHR Doctoral Fellow, University of York.