Agenda, themes and speakers

09.30 – 09.45  Welcome & opening remarks etc

Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation
(chair of morning session)

Liz Box

Head of Research, RAC Foundation
(Download presentation)

Ian Edwards

New View Consultants

09.45 – 10.05 Opening address

Dame Joan Bakewell CBE

Journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer




10.05 – 10.30 Opening keynote

Dr Charles Musselwhite

Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University (More)

Keynote address
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10.30 – 11.10 Medical issues

Dr Lily Read

Community Mental Health Team for Older People, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Presentation: Driving in later life: sustained independence, disease recovery and safety – where is the balance?

Dilwyn Marple-Horvat

Professor of Motor Neuroscience, Manchester Metropolitan University (More)

Presentation: Driving with diabetic peripheral neuropathy; particular problems and possible solutions
(Please contact Dilwyn for more information on his presentation)

11.10 – 11.40  Refreshments

11.40 – 12.00  Fitness to drive assessments

Edward Trewhella

CEO, Driving Mobility (More)

Presentation: Medical fitness to drive assessments as a means of establishing and addressing the needs of older drivers
(Please contact Edward for a copy of his presentation)

12.00 – 13.00  Design for older road user

Dr Julie Gandolfi

Driving Research Ltd

Presentation: Maximising compatibility between the older driver and the traffic environment



Stephen Joseph OBE

Advisor, Campaign for Better Transport

Presentation: Better mobility for older people (working title)



Dr Chris McGinley

Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design (More)

Presentation: Design inspired by an ageing world
(Please contact Chris for a copy of his presentation)



13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Afternoon session chaired by:

Liz Brooker MBE

Vice chair, Road Safety GB

14.00 – 14.30 Vehicles & technology

Stuart Millward

CEO Satsafe (More)

Presentation: A new driver monitoring system: an older driver research project – please email Stuart for more information.
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Julia Chen

Senior Policy Adviser
Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Presentation: A Grand Challenge: The Future of Mobility in an Ageing Society

14.30 – 15.00 Question Time (panel discussion)

John Plowman

Chair of the Older Drivers Task Force




Dr Kit Mitchell

Consultant to the Road Safety Foundation




Dr Carol Hawley

Associate Fellow
Warwick Medical School




Graham Mylward

Senior Road Safety Officer
Hampshire County Council



15.00 – 16.15   Older drivers – interventions

Sergeant Rob Heard

The Older Drivers Forum (More)

Presentation: Driving Safely for Longer – please email Rob for more information.
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June Howlett

Road Safety Officer, Transport for Bucks, Buckinghamshire County Council (More)

Presentation: Buckinghamshire’s Mature Driver Assessments
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Rhian Hughes

Road Safety Team Leader, Wirral Council

Presentation: ‘Drive Safely for Longer’
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Ian Edwards

New View Consultants (More)

Presentation: Assessment or Education – what’s the difference?
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Dr Fiona Fylan

Brainbox Research

Presentation: Can the ‘Driving Safer for Longer’ older driver intervention change behaviour?