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University of Ulster Transport Research Seminar - 14th November 2013

24 October 2013


University of Ulster Transport Research Seminar - 14th November 2013

University of Ulster Transport Research Seminar - 14th November 2013

 

The seminar

 

Challenges and Difficulties for Older People, Aoife Ahern, UCD

Thursday 14th November, 2013 2-3pm

Jordanstown campus (room 2F06)

 

***The seminar will be followed by an update on transport research opportunities, by Ciaran Prunty EU Thematic Lead (Engineering)/ NI Horizon 2020 Contact Point (NICP)***

 

 

The topic

 

With an ageing population and poor rural public transport, the challenges faced by older people who wish to travel in rural areas are great. This presentation will reflect on some of those challenges, drawing upon a series of focus groups conducted in Ireland and Northern Ireland with older people. Particular findings demonstrate different challenges for older men to those experienced by older women, and particular difficulties relating to accessing health services.

 

The speaker

 

Aoife Ahern is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture, Landscape and Civil Engineering in University College Dublin.  Aoife’s research interests are: links and relationships between land use and transport; transport equity and access to services; rural transport; public transport operations and planning, sustainable infrastructure development; road engineering safety, engineering education and critical thinking in the curriculum.

The venue

 

The seminar will take place at the Jordanstown Campus of the University of Ulster, which is seven miles north of Belfast.  Details on how to get to the campus are available here: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/information/location/jordanstownsigns.html, where you can also find a link to the campus map.  Access to block 2 is off the Mall on level F and the seminar room (2F06) is on the same level.

 

For further details contact Dr Lisa Davison: l.davison1@ulster.ac.uk