Sleep, Well-being and Active Ageing: New Evidence for Policy and Practice
Project Conference held on 28 October 2010, Church House Conference Centre, Dean's Yard, Westminster, London SW1P 3NZ


The conference aimed to:

Biographies of speakers

The presentations given at the Conference can be accessed by clicking on the links in the programme below

9.45-10.10
Welcome and Opening
Baroness Sally Greengross,
Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre
Optimising sleep in later life: the SomnIA Project
Professor Sara Arber
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG), University of Surrey
10.10-10.40
Promoting Ageing, Health and Well-being: The importance of sleep
Chair: Professor David Armstrong
Professor of Medicine and Society, King’s College, London, Director of NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Programme
Three things you should know about insomnia
Professor Kevin Morgan
Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University
10.40-11.20
Promoting Quality of Life for Care Home Residents
Chair: Professor Sara Arber
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey
Creating an enriched environment in care homes
Professor Mike Nolan
Sheffield Institute of Ageing Studies, University of Sheffield 
Empowering older people in care homes
Anna Passingham
Senior Policy and Communications Officer, Counsel and Care
'It’s been a hard day’s night...' 24 hour service delivery in care homes
Dr Ingrid Eyers
University of Surrey/Centre for Research on Ageing and Society, Vechta University, Germany
11.40-12.40
Parallel Sessions
Session A:     Sleep and daily life in care homes: The residents’ perspective
Chair:  Dr Ingrid Eyers
University of Surrey and Vechta University, Germany
Managing sleep and bodily changes for older people living in care homes
Theresa Ellmers
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey
Opportunities for personalisation
Professor Jill Manthorpe
Director, Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
Policy and Practice: Balancing care staff duty of care with residents' need to sleep
Dr Ingrid Eyers
University of Surrey and Vechta University, Germany
Session B:     Improving lighting for sleep and well-being in older people
Chair: Professor Debra Skene 
University of Surrey
Optimising lighting for older people: The challenges
Professor Debra Skene
Professor of Neuroendocrinology, University of Surrey
Good lighting at home improves everyday living
Anthony Slater
Lighting Development Manager, Thomas Pocklington Trust
Lighting for later life: Vision, sleep and well-being
Mike Simpson
Technical and Design Director, Philips Lighting
Session C:  Experiences of poor sleep in the community: Approaches and techniques to enable active ageing
Chair: Sue Ziebland
Reader in Qualitative Health Research, Research Director of Health experiences research group, University of Oxford
The challenge of poor sleep after 65: Approaches and techniques to enable active ageing
Susan Venn
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey
Women of a certain age: Experiences of sleep during the menopause transition
Dr Jenny Hislop
Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford 
Other Non-drug interventions for sleep problems in older people
Dr Paul Montgomery
Director, Centre for Evidence-Based Intervention, University of Oxford
1.40-2.40
Therapies and technologies to optimise sleep and well-being in later life
Chair: Professor Kevin Morgan
Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University
Engineering a quality life
Professor Peter Lansley
Director, KT-EQUAL/SPARC, University of Reading
CBT for Insomnia: what it is, and what it does
Professor Colin Espie
Director, University of Glasgow Sleep Centre
Self care improves health and well being in older people
Jim Phillips
Policy Director, Expert Patients Programme (CIC) 
2.40-3.40
Parallel Sessions
Session A:    24 hour care home policies and residents’ sleep
Chair: Professor Sara Arber
Centre for Research in Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey
Time in bed and time spent sleeping: Understanding resident dependency and the care home routine
Dr Rebekah Luff
Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, University of Surrey
Exploring night time care in care homes
Dr Heather Wilkinson
Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, School of Health in Social Science, University of Edinburgh
Older people in care homes and their sleep problems
Dr Jacqueline Morris
Consultant Physician, British Geriatric Society Dignity Champion
Session B The development of technologies to improve sleep and well-being
Chair: Professor Roger Orpwood
Bath Institute for Medical Engineering, University of Bath
Models for the appropriate provision of Assistive Technologies
Professor Garth Johnson
Centre for Rehabilitation and Engineering Studies, University of Newcastle
Impacting sleep quality in care homes through simple, novel technological interventions
Dr Bruce Carey-Smith
Bath Institute for Medical Engineering, University of Bath
The potential of technology to support quality sleep for older people
Professor Roger Orpwood
Bath Institute for Medical Engineering, University of Bath
Session C:      Managing sleep and insomnia in chronic conditions
Chair: Professor Kevin Morgan
Loughborough University
Self-help CBT-I in the management of insomnia symptoms associated with chronic disease in older adults
Professor Kevin Morgan
Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University
Rising to the challenge of sleep problems in general practice – evidence for improving primary care for insomnia
Professor Niro Siriwardena
Professor in Primary and Prehospital Health Care, University of Lincoln
CBT in the treatment of persistent insomnia in patients with cancer
Professor Colin Espie
Director, University of Glasgow Sleep Centre
4.00-5.00     
Panel Discussion:  Policies to improve active ageing, sleep and well-being
Chair: Professor James Goodwin
Head of Research, Age UK 
Professor Sir George Castledine
Chief Executive, Institute of Ageing and Health, Professor and Consultant in Nursing
Dr Gillian Dalley
Consultant, BCD Care Associates
Tom Owen
Co-Director, My Home Life
Dr Graham Stokes
Director of Dementia Care, BUPA Care Services
Dr Maureen Tomeny
Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Partnership Director, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust