CelebrAGE: celebrating ageing
featuring Dr. Mine Orlu, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics, University College London
About the lecture
There are many negative connotations associated with ageing, primarily due to the onset of clinical diseases and their general effect on wellbeing. How do we replace these perceived notions with the many positives that could be associated with healthier, better empowered and more independent living? How do we celebrate ageing?
In this lecture, Dr. Mine Orlu speaks about the importance of driving innovative solutions through inter-disciplinary research, while promoting knowledge exchange between relevant stakeholders - thereby strengthening the links between science, policy and the public. She discusses the significance of harnessing the breadth and depth of such cross-disciplinary expertise in healthy ageing to navigate a rapidly changing world, with the ultimate aim of ensuring that innovations and improved therapies become appropriate, accessible, affordable and acceptable for older people, enabling them to live independently.
Dr. Orlu also talks about healthy ageing initiatives at UCL, such as the Age Innovation Hub and Tomorrow’s Home – an innovative project that invites you to imagine what home healthcare technologies will look like in 30 years’ time.
About the Speaker
Dr. Mine Orlu is Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics at UCL School of Pharmacy. She is Programme Director for UCL’s MSc Pharmaceutics course and Co-Chair of the School of Pharmacy’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee. She leads the CelebrAGE Knowledge Exchange Initiative at UCL School of Pharmacy.
Dr. Orlu’s work focuses on building links between personalised medicine and clinical pharmaceutics to optimise therapeutics for special patient populations, in particular for older patients.
About the University
University College London (UCL) is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities, with more than 11,000 staff and 39,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, UCL became one of the two founding institutions of the University of London. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
The UCL School of Pharmacy is one of the most highly rated pharmacy schools in the UK. As the oldest School, founded by the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain in 1842, it has over 179 years of experience and tradition throughout which it has retained its identity as a specialist institution dedicated to teaching and research in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. The UCL School of Pharmacy is currently rated 7th in the world by QS Rankings 2021 (Pharmacy and Pharmacology).
About the British Council Knowledge is GREAT lecture series
The Knowledge is GREAT lecture series showcases UK's knowledge, creativity and innovation through leading UK specialists in areas of topical debate and discussion.
Throughout the year, the British Council in Singapore organises and hosts a variety of lectures on diverse topics such as arts, environment, sciences and more, aimed at academics, practitioners, students and the general public.