Agenda, themes and speakers

The conference team is currently in the early stages of planning the agenda, but 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

We hope to be in a position to publish an outline agenda by late January/early February 2018.

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.

The delegate fee will include 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, or to express interest in speaking at the conference, please contact Nick Rawlings by email or on 01379 650112.

Confirmed speakers (16/01/18)

Dr Charles Musselwhite

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

Keynote address



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