British Council ‘Knowledge is Great’ Lecture presented:
CelebrAGE: celebrating ageing
by Dr. Mine Orlu, Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics, University College London

on Thursday 28 Octobert 2021 at 17:00

*Singapore Sign Language Interpretation was made available during the lecture.

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 spoke 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 discussed 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 talked 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.

View the full lecture CelebrAGE here

About Dr. Mine Orlu

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 University College London (UCL)

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).