Helen Dawes
Oxford Clinical Allied Technology and Trial Services Unit (OxCATTS), Oxford Brookes University

Dawes has developed a sustainable, vibrant, multidisciplinary research group within the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS), with an established international reputation, consists of innovative talented researchers who embrace a multidisciplinary collaborative approach.

Dawes has been involved in ongoing clinical trials across the world that involve over 45,000 people. In addition to generating over 190 publications, two patents and four book chapters, Dawes’ research has been translated into teaching, practice and clinical training locally, nationally and internationally. As Deputy Director of OxINMAHR, which is nested within the Oxford Academic Health Science Centre (one of only six Department of Health accredited centres of excellence) and her role within the Oxford Biomedical Research Centre she is engaged in wide public involvement programs and numerous multidisciplinary collaborations that lead to improvements in patient care, community health, and enriching environments for her research team. Her research is translated into practice through the Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation (CLEAR) innovations which enable children and adults with long-term conditions to participate in physical exercise and rehabilitation programmes.

Since OxCATTS’ inception in late 2018, Dawes has acted as Scientific Manager to develop smart approaches to support innovators, researchers and health care professionals to co-design and evaluate health innovation and technology.

Speaker sessions


13:30 - 14:30

Ageing Society

Sponsored by Oxford Brookes

Union Hall

The ageing population is creating opportunities and challenges for business and society across the industrialised world. Older consumers have significant buying power and yet products and services often ignore their needs and preferences. Older workers bring invaluable skills and experience yet unsuitable working environments and practices hamper their contribution. Older people have complex health and social care needs yet our services rarely address these needs.  .

Ageing populations will create new demands for technologies, products and services. We have an obligation to address these demands and help our older citizens lead fulfilled lives and continue to contribute to society and the economy. In this session discover how businesses can respond to these opportunities and the contribution our universities are making to support them.

Speakers: Steven Chance – Oxford Brain Diagnostics, Helen Dawes – OxCATTs and Tim Jones – Oxford Brookes University

Chaired by Paul Carding – OxINMAHR

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