Agenda, themes and speakers (as of 22/5/18)

For those wishing to make travel arrangements, registration will commence at 8.45am, with the conference itself commencing at 9.30am. The day will conclude no later than 4.00pm. The delegate fee includes all refreshments on the day, including an excellent lunch.

The Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall has a strict dress code which delegates will be expected to adhere to (jackets and ties for men, please). Click here to see the full RAC dress code.

More speakers and Question Time panellists will be added as they are confirmed. For more information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.


08.45 (from) Delegate registration


09.30 – 09.45  Welcome & opening remarks etc


Steve Gooding

Director, RAC Foundation
(chair of morning session)

Liz Box

Head of Research, RAC Foundation

Ian Edwards

New View Consultants


09.45 – 10.05 Opening address


Dame Joan Bakewell CBE

Journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer

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10.05 – 10.30 Opening keynote


Dr Charles Musselwhite

Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

Keynote address

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10.30 – 10.50 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?
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10.50 – 11.10 Fitness to drive assessments


Edward Trewhella

CEO, Driving Mobility

Presentation: Medical fitness to drive assessments as a means of establishing and addressing the needs of older drivers
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11.10 – 11.40 Refreshments


11.40 – 12.45 Design for older road user


Stephen Joseph OBE

Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport

Presentation: Better mobility for older people (working title)

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Dr Julie Gandolfi

Driving Research Ltd

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

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Dr Chris McGinley

Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Presentation: Design inspired by an ageing world

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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

Presentation: A new driver monitoring system: an older driver research project
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Second speaker in this session TBC


14.30 – 15.00 Question Time (panel discussion)


John Plowman

Chair of the Older Drivers Task Force

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Dr Kit Mitchell

Consultant to the Road Safety Foundation

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Two more panellists to be confirmed


15.00 – 16.00 Older drivers – interventions


Sergeant Rob Heard

The Older Drivers Forum

Presentation: Driving Safely for Longer
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June Howlett

Road Safety Officer, Transport for Bucks, Buckinghamshire County Council

Presentation: Buckinghamshire’s Mature Driver Assessments
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Jean Hunt

Principal Highway Safety Officer, Sefton Council

Presentation: ‘Drive Safely for Longer’
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Ian Edwards

New View Consultants

Presentation: Assessment or Education – what’s the difference?
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16.00 Event concludes