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The Ageing Lab

Exploring interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people

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Lab Director

Dr Alan GowDr Alan J. Gow
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Heriot-Watt University

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Research Team

Eleftheria VaportzisDr Ria Vaportzis
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Heriot-Watt University


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Malwina Niechcial
Research Assistant
Department of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Heriot-Watt University

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Calum Marr
PhD Student
Commenced 2017 [Principal Supervisor: Dr Alan Gow; Second Supervisor: Dr Michaela Dewar]
Department of Psychology
School of Social Sciences
Heriot-Watt University

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If you are interested in opportunties to work in The Ageing Lab, at either PhD or postdoctoral level, contact Dr Gow.


Affiliated PhD Students

Anna Krzeczkowska (University of Strathclyde) - Commenced 2017
Principal Supervisor: Dr Louise Brown (Strathclyde); Second Supervisor: Dr William McGeown (Strathclyde); Third Supervisor: Dr Alan Gow (Heriot-Watt).

Lorraine Douglas (Heriot-Watt University) - Graduated 2017
Principal Supervisor: Dr Lauren Potter (Heriot-Watt); Second Supervisor: Dr Alan Gow (Heriot-Watt).

Amanda Nioi (Heriot-Watt University) - Graduated 2016
Principal Supervisor: Dr Jenny Roe (University of Virginia); Second Supervisor: Dr Alan Gow (Heriot-Watt).


Collaborators

The Intervention Factory, supported by Velux Stiftung, is coordinated by a local Intervention Factory Forum (comprising colleagues from Age Scotland, NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council, the Scottish Older People’s Assembly and Education Scotland) and an international Advisory Panel (Professor Kaarin Anstey, Australian National University; Professor Ian Deary, University of Edinburgh; Professor Mike Martin, University of Zurich; Professor Kaisu Pitkälä, University of Helsinki; and Age UK).

The Senior Visitors project is a collaboration with Professor Anna Leask and Professor Paul Barron at Edinburgh Napier University, funded by Interface.

The Ageing Lab also collaborates with the Lothian Birth Cohort studies at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology, and the Glostrup 1914 Cohort at the Center for Healthy Aging, University of Copenhagen.

Previous projects:

Professor Mike Martin (Department of Psychology - Gerontology and Gerontopsychology International Normal Aging and Plasticity Imaging Center, University of Zurich) was Co-Investigator on A Tablet for Healthy Ageing, funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust.