Health Performance and Wellbeing Research launch

28 November 2022

Health, Performance and Wellbeing is one of three main research themes at ARU and this event symbolises how our reputation as an institution for outstanding research continues to grow. 

Making sure that we communicate and share our research is an essential part of our University mission and we are delighted to invite you to the Health, Performance and Wellbeing conference on the 28 November at the Hilton, Cambridge. 

This event will showcase the excellent work undertaken by ARU colleagues and collaborators and how this is impacting the grand challenges faced by local and global communities. 

You will hear from a range of international speakers and ARU academics sharing their insight in relation to the importance of community, digital technology and creative practice. 

Register to attend:

Speakers include:

Professor Felicity Baker

Professor Felicity Baker is Associate Dean (Research) for the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, and Director, International Research Partnerships for the Creative Arts and Music Therapy Research Unit. She is a former Australia Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow (2011-2015) and has attracted more than $15.5 million in competitive research funding including principal investigator on 3 National Health and Medical Research Council grants, an Australia Research Council Future Fellowship, and ARC Discovery Grant.

Professor Carol Brayne CBE

Carol Brayne CBE is a Professor of Public Health Medicine and Co-Director of Cambridge Public Health Interdisciplinary Centre at the University of Cambridge. She is a medically qualified epidemiologist and public health academic. Her main research has been longitudinal studies of older people following changes over time with a public health perspective and focus on the brain. 

Ab Rogers and Dr Ash Ranpura

Ab Rogers is a renown London-based designer known for a wide-ranging practice informed by his unique imagination. He founded Ab Rogers Design (ARD), in 2004 and it has since become a well-established studio specializing in the design of small spaces and for experiential design projects that are dynamic and rigorous, enriched with colour and narrative, while providing a high level of functionality and subtlety in design.

He will be presenting together with Dr Ash Ranpura, a neuroscientist and clinical neurologist who has been active in brain research for over 20 years. He received his bachelor's degree from Yale University, completed an M.D. at the Medical College of Ohio, and carried out his Ph.D. research at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Queen Square, London, one of the most prestigious neurological centres in the world. They will present the “Third Carer: Living Systems Hospital of the Future", which won the 2021 Wolfson Prize for Economics. You can read an overview of the talk here: Ab Rogers presents his Living Systems concept for Hospitals 

The launch presents a great opportunity to celebrate our excellence and explore new ideas and network with colleagues and partners.


10:00- Welcome and Introduction

10:15- Professor Felicity Baker- From little things, big things grow”: Scaling up research for global impact

10:45- Refreshments Break

11:15- Ab Rogers and Ash Ranpura- Third Carer: Living Systems Hospital of the Future

12:00- Network speakers: Professor Hilary Bungay from the Arts and Health Network and Professor Lee Smith from the ARU Wellbeing Research and Innovation Network

12:30- Networking Lunch

14:00- Keynote Speaker: Professor Carol Brayne- From descriptive epidemiology to policy and research in place that aims to make a difference, dementia as a case example

14:30- Research Showcase

15:00- Panel Discussion

15:45- Closing remarks and thanks

Please note, that places are limited for this event so please book early to avoid disappointment. Further details will be circulated in due course.