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Edinburgh Business School launch Diversity and Inclusion Masterclass

Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University have launched an Executive Education course on Diversity and Inclusion, saying "There is a requirement in today’s market for increased awareness amongst teams and organisations of the issues around gender, age, disability, and health at work. The aim of this course is to provide detailed support on how to accommodate differences and sensitivities in the workplace, and how to make reasonable and responsible adjustments going forward.

This masterclass comprises three one-hour online as-live workshops via Teams/Zoom/Adobe Connect focusing on:
    - Gender, ethnicity, and women’s health.
    - Disability in the workplace.
    - Age in the workplace."

Professor Alan Gow hosts the “Ageing at work” session, with workshops on disability, health and gender led by Professor Kate Sang and Professor Heather McGregor. 
You can watch a taster of the "Ageing at work" session here

Find out more about the Diversity and Inclusivity Masterclass here

January 2021

Christmas Newsletter

For a roundup of our work over the past year, here's our Christmas Newsletter for 2020! From all the team, a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year.


December 2020

Watch "Staying sharp – exploring how lifestyles affect our brain health" online

Earlier this year, Professor Alan Gow gave his Inaugural Lecture at Heriot-Watt University. "Staying sharp – exploring how lifestyles affect our brain health" was attended by over 350 guests, including many of our study volunteers, research partners and collaborators. The lecture explored how our thinking and memory skills might change as we get older.

Studies of ageing that have helped us understand how thinking skills develop and change across the life course and through later life were presented, highlighting how those have helped to identify the lifestyle and behavioural determinants of those changes. The lecture also considered how findings from large observational studies are being translated into real-world interventions in The Ageing Lab at Heriot-Watt.

You can watch the full lecture here

November 2020

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