2019 agenda, themes and speakers

The conference team is currently in the final stages of planning the agenda and there are a couple more speakers and presentations to be added.

To enable people to make travel arrangements, registration will commence at 8.45am, with the conference commencing at 9.30am. The day will conclude no later than 4.00pm.

Opening session


Elizabeth Box

Head of Research, RAC Foundation

Welcome to the Royal Automobile Club

Valerie Singleton OBE

Presenter & Broadcaster

Opening address

Alan Kennedy & Ian Edwards

Executive Director, Road Safety GB & Director, NVC

Instructor Training to Support Elderly Driver Schemes

Dan Campsall

Marketing & Communications Director, Agilysis

Older Road User Safe Mobility Knowledge Programme

Ian Shergold

Research Fellow, University West of England

What might the widespread adoption of fully-autonomous vehicles mean for older people’s mobility and their safety on the road?

Session two


Dr Tim Jones

Reader in Urban Mobility, School of the Built Environment, Oxford Brookes University

Cycling beyond your sixties - 0lder people's experience of cycling in UK cities and impacts on health and wellbeing

Mei-Yee Man Oram & Rosie Holding

Senior Consultant - Accessible Environments, ARUP & Senior Evaluation Officer, Sustrans

Designing cities for older people to cycle


Rianne N.M. Hogenbirk, MSc

For the elderly road user: Is the E-bike a solution or a danger?


Panel discussion

Panellists to be confirmed

Afternoon session


Heli Ainjärv MA

Lecturer in Traffic Safety, Tallinn University Haapsalu College, Estonia

Safe driving and ageing in Estonia

Dr Duncan Guest

Associate Professor in Psychology, Nottingham Trent University

Hazard perception at road crossings in mobility scooter users

Graham Mylward

Senior Road Safety Officer, Hampshire County Council

The road to retirement from driving

Yvette Bateman

Chief Executive Officer, East Anglian DriveAbility & Vice-Chair, Driving Mobility

Fitness to drive & preparing for life after driving – Regional Transportation Hubs


Ellie Wooldridge

Senior Human Factors Researcher, Connected Places Catapult

Keeping independence by providing alternative and appropriate future transport mode options


Naomi Baster

Principal City Planner, Transport for London

Older people and the Mayor’s vision for transport in London