Agenda, themes and speakers

The conference team is currently planning the agenda and has identified the following themes to be addressed during the day:

  • Roads and public transport for older road users
  • Vehicles – design for older drivers
  • Medical issues affecting older road users – cognitive decline, vision, dexterity, reactions etc
  • Education, enforcement and influencers
  • Ask the experts – panel discussion

While final timings will be confirmed closer to the time, the following information will 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.

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.

For more information about the agenda please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.

Confirmed speakers (13/03/18)

Dame Joan Bakewell CBE

Journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer




Dr Charles Musselwhite

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

Keynote address



Stephen Joseph OBE

Executive Director, Campaign for Better Transport

Presentation: Better mobility for older people (working title)



Dr Chris McGinley

Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design

Presentation: Design inspired by an ageing world



Dr Julie Gandolfi

Driving Research Ltd

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


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?

Sergeant Rob Heard

The Older Drivers Forum

Presentation: Driving Safely for Longer


June Howlett

Road Safety Officer, Transport for Bucks, Buckinghamshire County Council

Presentation: Buckinghamshire’s Mature Driver Assessments


Jean Hunt

Principal Highway Safety Officer, Sefton Council

Presentation: ‘Drive Safely for Longer’


Stuart Millward

CEO Satsafe

Presentation: A new driver monitoring system: an older driver research project


Edward Trewhella

CEO, Driving Mobility

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