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.