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.

Delegate registration (08.45 - 09.30)

Opening session (9.30-11.10)

Liz Box

RAC Foundation

Welcome & opening remarks etc



Valerie Singleton OBE

Presenter & Broadcaster

Opening address


Alan Kennedy and Ian Edwards

Executive Director, Road Safety GB & Director, Research & Education, New View Consultants

Presentation: Instructor Training to Support Elderly Driver Schemes

Dan Campsall

Marketing & Communications Director
Road Safety Analysis

Presentation: Older Road User Safe Mobility Knowledge Programme

Ian Shergold

Research Fellow, Centre for Transport and Society
University of the West of England

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


Refreshments (11.10-11.40)

Session two (11.40-13.00)

Dr Tim Jones

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

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

Mei-Yee Man Oram (ARUP) & Tim Burns (Sustrans)

Senior Consultant - Accessible Environments, ARUP & Senior Policy and Partnerships Advisor, Sustrans

Presentation Title: Designing cities for older people to cycle

Rianne N.M. Hogenbirk, MSc

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




Panel discussion

Panellists to be confirmed

Lunch (13.00-14.00)

Afternoon session (14.00-16.00)

Heli Ainjärv MA

Lecturer in Traffic Safety
Tallinn University Haapsalu College, Estonia

Presentation: Safe driving and ageing in Estonia

Dr Duncan Guest

Associate Professor in Psychology
Nottingham Trent University

Presentation: Hazard perception at road crossings in mobility scooter users

Graham Mylward

Senior Road Safety Officer
Hampshire County Council

Presentation: The road to retirement from driving

Yvette Bateman

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

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

For more information, or to express interest in speaking at the conference, please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.