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Dr Duncan Banks

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  • Lecturer in Biomedical Science
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • School of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences
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Professional biography

Open University Responsibilities
Current
Director of Work-Based Learning (Science) 2012-date
BBC TV/ Radio-Health Sciences Consultant
Chair, Human Research Ethics Committee, 2010-2015, Deputy Chair 2015 to date  (member from 2008)
Chair then Deputy Chair, Animal Welfare and Ethical Review Body (AWERB and predecessor) 2010-date

Past
Chair, Validation Committees (range of medical, medico-legal, sports and linguistics institutions)
Member, Health Sciences Programme Board (ex Health sciences Awards Committee - LTC Co-ordinator)
Faculty representative, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) initiative (weblink OU only)
Member, Life and Biomolecular Sciences Management Group 2008-'14
Department of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences Website Manager
Member, Science Web Action Group

UK National Committee Membership
Current
BNA National Meeting Coordinator, 2007-‘17
Member Royal Society of Biology (RSB) Animal Sciences Group 2009-date
Member of the Forum for Higher Education in Paramedic Science (FHEPS) 2012-date
Member, RSB Public Engagement Working Group 2014-date

Past
The Boyd Group (research ethics group) and Boyd Group ECOPA representative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) Experimental Design Working Group
Director, British Neuroscience Association (BNA) 2009-‘14
British Neuroscience Association (BNA) Honorary Treasurer 2009-‘14
BNA Committee member 1993-‘14 (Website manager 1993-'10)
The Boyd Group (research ethics group) Boyd Group ecopa representative
National Centre for the 3Rs (NC3Rs) Experimental Design Working Group

UK Governmental Responsibilities
Current none

Past
Advisor, Animal Procedures Committee (APC) Education and Training Sub-Committee (APC ETSC)
The HoL Disabilities Partnership
Consultant, Home Office and UK Cabinet Office, 2008-'10

International Committee Membership
Current none

Past
International Brain Research Organization Research/ Education# and Publications# Committees. (Website manager 1999-2005).
International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Animals in Science Committee 1999-‘13
Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Public Education and Communication Committee (PECC) 2011-‘15
European Coalition for Biomedical Research (Founding Member) 2006-'09 Re-elected July, 2009.
#ad hoc

Professional Society Membership
Understanding Animal Research (ex Research Defense Society)
Member of the Physiological Society 1982-date
Lifetime Honorary Member of the British Neuroscience Association 2014-date (member from 1978)
Member of the Laboratory Animal Science Association (LASA) 2009-date
Member of the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) 1998-date
Member of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) 1998-date
Member of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 1986-date
Associate member of the College of Paramedics 2012-date
Campaign for Science and Engineering in the UK (Save British Science)
University and College Union

Professional Education Responsibilities
Current
UK and International Examiner, IMRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate/Collegiate, Physiology, Critical Care, Communication Skills, Exam and MCQ/SAQ writer) 2000-date
Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEMNET) Ambassador 2008-date

Past
UK and International Examiner, MFDS Royal College of Surgeons (Collegiate, Oral Biology, Communication Skills, OSCE/MCQ/SAQ writer) 1995-2000
External Examiner, University of London
External Examiner, Universiti Malaya
External Examiner, National Hospital, National University of Singapore
International Neuroscience Translation Project (BNA/IBRO/FENS/EDAB/SFN) - translating neuroscience texts into 30 internationally important languages
Science Education Resources (Public/Secondary Schools) advisor, UK Department of Trade and Industry
Specialist Sports College advisor, UK Department of Education and Skills
Advisor to the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine project "Todays Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History"

Recent television, radio broadcasts, public lectures and articles
What is brain plasticity and why is it so important? The Conversation, April 2016
BBC2 TV An Hour To Save Your Life
BBC 2 TV Lab Rats
BBC 1 TV Inside Out : Peripheral vascular diseases and diabetes  
BBC 1 TV Inside Out : Alpha brainwaves
NBC/ BBC Radio 4/ DANA Centre Public Lecture : In Pursuit of Pain PPT available upon request
BBC 2 Don't die young (OU Scientific advisor) 2007 (the OU uses part of this on its cardiovascular diseases course)
Numerous radio programmes (approx 2 per annum), national/local newspaper and magazine articles. NBC video 23 Feb '07.

Directorships/ Trustee positions
Family Care Trust (former Foundation Trustee/Company Director)
British Neuroscience Association (Company Director '07-'11) Treasurer and Website Manager

Governor positions
Monkspath Junior and Infant School (Parent Governor and Chair or Governors for 8 years from 1987)

Research interests

Ageing and cognitive impairment (with Prof. M.G. Stewart, OU)
Ageing is often associated with a general decline in neural and cognitive function. The ability of rats to be trained to find a hidden platform in a Morris water maze deteriorates in ageing. Using the water-maze behavioural paradigm in rats or using the retention of passive avoidance memory in the chick a key element in this study is to determine whether synaptic function has been enhanced in ageing rats or in chicks following beta-amyloid-induced memory block (cognitive impairment) following treatment with cognitive enhancing drugs and comparing the results with normal animals.
Funded by ReGen Therapeutics.

Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture (with Prof. M.G. Stewart and Dr J. Saffrey, OU) postamble();
Using dissociated cultures of myenteric ganglia of the enteric nervous system or the neurons of the hippocampus we are investigating whether Colostrinin™, a proline-rich polypeptide, has beneficial effects on neuronal survival under normal conditions or following treatment with β-amyloid or hydrogen peroxide.
Funded by ReGen Therapeutics.

The relative efficacies of δ and µ opioid agonists (with Prof. T.A. Sears, KCL)
Using the digastric reflex and cerebellar evoked responses to trigeminal nerve stimulation we have developed a protocol we believe to be suitable for the evaluation of δ and µ opioid agonists. The object is to eventually develop potent analgesics free from the side-effects often associated with opiates. Several compounds are currently under investigation.
Funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Cerebellar microzones (with Prof. T.A. Sears, KCL)
It is well recognised from clinical, behavioural and electrophysiological studies that the cerebellum plays a key role in fine motor control with regard to both the acquisition of new motor skills (motor learning) and the execution of those voluntary movements which, refined by use throughout life, are highly automated, such as in locomotion in the jaw, tongue and respiratory movements that subserve mastication and speech. To investigate the cerebellum more fully we have been studying in vivo the processing of naturally evoked tactile and nociceptive signals in the cerebellar microzones using the unique characteristics of the teeth and supporting structures (periodontium) and spike cross-correlation techniques.
Funded by GlaxoSmithKline.

Control of mastication (with Dr A.J. Thexton, KCL)
During suckling, rhythmic bursts of electromyographic activity occur simultaneously in a number of oral muscles that receive their motor innervation from different cranial nuclei and cervical spinal segments. We have tested the hypothesis was that this co-activity is due to synchronous rhythmic drive to the different motor neurones from a single central pattern generator. The findings so far suggest that, in infant animals, most of the rhythmic activity is generated by mechanisms that did not produce synchronous activity in co-active muscles. One possible explanation for this is that the bursts of activity were produced by plateau potentials within the motor neurones.
Funded by a National Institute of Health grant (USA).

  1. Ageing and cognitive impairment. postamble(); '01-'07 (with Prof. M.G. Stewart, OU)
    Regen Therapeutics £55K
  2. Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture. '04-'07 (with Prof. M.G. Stewart and Dr J. Saffrey, OU)
    Regen Therapeutics £60K
    Open University Research Committee £23K
  3. Supporting the development of biomedical researchers’ understanding of laboratory animal welfare science and ethics. (with Prof. P. Andrews SGUoL, Dr J. Smith Boyd Group, M. Jennings RSPCA, Claire Stanford)
    Welcome Trust £40K

Current research students
Ms Kristina Froud (on project 2 above)

Current research assistants
Ms Li XiuHui (working on reversioning health sciences course material for Beijing University)

Publications list (sample only)  NEW

  1. Kristina Froud, Tina Wardhaugh, Duncan Banks, M. Jill Saffrey and Michael G. Stewart. (2010). Colostrinin™ Alleviates Amyloid-β Induced Toxicity in Rat Primary Hippocampal Cultures. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 20 (2010) 423–426 423. ISSN 1387-2877. DOI 10.3233/JAD-2010-1382.   (PDF).  NEW
     
  2. V.I. Popova, I.V. Kraeva, D. Banks, H.A. Davies, E.D. Morenkovd, M.G. Stewart and E. E. Fesenkoa (2009). Three dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of immature neurons in the subgranular zone of the rat dentate gyrus. Biophysics, 2009, Vol. 54, No. 4, pp. 497–512.  ISSN 0006 3509  (PDF).  NEW
  3. Banks D. , Popov V.I., Kraev I.V., Davies H.A. & Stewart M.G. (2008). A 3-dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of mitotic cells in the rat adult dentate gyrus study after water maze training. FENS Abstr., (HTML).
  4. Kristina Froud, Tina Wardhaugh, Duncan Banks, M. Jill Saffrey and Michael G. Stewart. (2008). The protective effect of colostrinin CLN™ against β-amyloid and an oxidative stress inducer, menadione, in primary hippocampal cultures. FENS Abstr., (in press).
  5. K. E. Binns and D. Banks (2007). Supporting public education on the brain by providing a multilingual teaching resource: A project by IBRO, EDAB and the BNA. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA. Program No. 29.18. CD-ROM.
  6. Lloyd, Cathy and Banks, Duncan (2007). Education and training for people working with and caring for those with diabetes. Practical Cardiovascular Risk Management 5 (3). pp. 14-15. ISSN 1478-6575. (PDF).
  7. Stewart, Michael G. and Banks, Duncan (2006). Enhancement of long-term memory retention by Colostrinin in one-day-old chicks trained on a weak passive avoidance learning paradigm. Neurobiol Learn Mem., 86 (1). pp. 66-71. ISSN 1074-7427. (HTML version) (PDF).
  8. Banks D. & Stewart M. G. (2006). Colostrinin™ (CLN) alleviates beta amyloid-induced (AB) memory impairment in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus). FENS Abstr., volume 3, A130.2. http://fens2006.neurosciences.asso.fr/abstracts/R4/A130_2.html.
  9. Froud, K.E., Wardhaugh, T., Banks, D. Saffrey, M.J. and Stewart, M.G. (2006). Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin™ on neurons in culture. FENS Abstr., volume 3, A130.15. http://fens2006.neurosciences.asso.fr/abstracts/R4/A130_15.html.
  10. V. Popov, J.J. Rodriguez, H.A. Davies, I.V. Kraev, D. Banks, M.I. Cordero, C. Sandi, and M.G. Stewart. (2005). Neurogenesis in adult dentate gyrus: Evidence of mitosis in differentiated granule cells following spatial learning. Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P4.01. ISSN 1345-8301 2005. http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  11. D. Banks and M.G. Stewart. (2005). The efficacy of bovine versus ovine Colostrinin on memory retention in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus). Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P15.04. ISSN 1345-8301 2005. http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  12. D. Banks and A.J. Thexton. (2005). Evidence for and against pre-synaptic synchronisation of electromyographic activity in oral musculature during sucking in miniature pigs. Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 18, P35.01. ISSN 1345-8301 2005. http://www.bna.org.uk/docs/2005_BNA_abstracts.pdf
  13. Sears, Thomas A.; Banks, Duncan (2005). The tachypnoea evoked by non-peptidic delta opiate receptor agonists, but not that due to chest compression, is blocked by Naltrindole in the anaesthetised rabbit. J Physiol., 565P C166 http://www.physoc.org/publications/proceedings/archive/article.asp?ID=J%20Physiol%20565PC166.
  14. Banks D. & Stewart M. G. (2004). The Effects of Colostrinin TM (CLN) on one-trial passive-avoidance learning in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus). FENS Abstr., vol.2, A078.3. http://fensforum.neurosciences.asso.fr/posters/R3/A078_3.html.
  15. D. Banks, M.G. Stewart (2004). The efficacy of Colostrinin (a proline-rich polypeptide complex) on memory retention in day-old chicks (Gallus domesticus) for a one-trial passive-avoidance paradigm and the use of -amyloid loading as a model of memory deficit. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC. Program No. 674.5. http://sfn.scholarone.com/itin2004/main.html?new_page_id=126&abstract_id=3370&p_num=674.5&is_tech=0
  16. Sears, T.A., Banks, D. (2003). Spatial discontinuities in transmission of the aortic pulse wave in the anaesthetised rabbit. FEPS, P04-32. http://www.feps.org/abstracts/FEPS2003Proceeding.doc (Word).
  17. Sears,T.A , Banks, D., (2003). Spatial aspects of aortic pulse wave transmission in the anaesthetised rabbit. J.Physiol., 551, 46P. http://www.physoc.org/publications/proceedings/archive/article.asp?ID=J%20Physiol%20551PC46
  18. Sears, T.A., Banks, D. (2002). Cardiovascular and respiratory responses of the anaesthetised rabbit to a non-peptidic delta opioid receptor agonist. Pflügers Archiv., 443, Suppl. P 08-3
  19. Banks, D. (2001). “Teeth”. In: The Oxford Companion to the Body. pp676-677 ISBN 0 19 852403 X
  20. Banks, D., Sears, T.A. (2000). The digastric reflex evoked by stimulation of the inferior alveolar nerve in the anaesthetized rabbit. European Journal of Neuroscience 12, Suppl. 11, 219.16
  21. Banks, D. Thexton, A.J. (1999). Evidence for weak pre-synaptic synchronization of electromyographic activity in oral musculature during suckling in mini pigs. Brit Neurosci. Assoc. Abstr., 15, p112 (P44.02). ISSN 1345-8301 1999
  22. McGarrick J, Banks D. (1998). Interactive programs in Pharmacy. The Pharmaceutical Journal 260, 140-142

Multimedia publications

  1. SK121 Understanding cardiovascular diseases DVD. (2007). The Open University DVD00440. Components written, designed and developed by Duncan Banks (author).
  2. SK120 Diabetes care DVD. (2007). The Open University DVD00389. Components written, designed and developed by Duncan Banks (author).
  3. Neuroscience - Science of the Brain: An Introduction for Young Students CDROM (2007). International Brain Research Organization, The DANA Alliance and the British Neurosciences Association. Co-written and developed by Esther Lennon and Duncan Banks.
  4. SK120 Diabetes care. Diabetes interactive education v1.5.3 CDR1043 (2007). Multi-ed Medical and The Open University. Components rewritten, redesigned and redeveloped by Duncan Banks (author).
  5. British Neuroscience Association 18th National Meeting Programme and Abstracts (2005). Written, designed, programmed and developed by Duncan Banks (author).
  6. Research using animals: communication resources, Issue 1 (2004). Coalition for Medical Progress CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by Duncan Banks.
  7. What has animal research done for the Brain (2004). Coalition for Medical Progress CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by Duncan Banks.
  8. SD226 Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain CDR0808, Open University (2004). Concepts and components partly developed by Duncan Banks.
  9. SD226 Biological Psychology: Exploring the Brain CDR0807, Open University (2004). Concepts and components partly developed by Duncan Banks.
  10. The Respiratory System. (2000). King’s College London, CDROM. Concepts and components partly developed by Duncan Banks.
  11. 2nd Forum of European Neuroscience Societies (2000). FENS2000 Meeting CDROM (multi-platform). Written, designed and developed by Duncan Banks (author).
  12. Cardiovascular CAL. v beta 1a (1998). United Medical and Dental Schools, University of London. Components developed by Duncan Banks (author).

Other interests

Teaching interests

Open University Teaching Responsibilities (current)
Chair, SK120 Diabetes care (presentation, maintenance Sept. '05 - present)
Chair, SK121 Understanding cardiovascular diseases (presentation, maintenance Sept. ’07 - present)
Member, Health Sciences Programme Board
Member, SK123 Understanding cancers   NEW
Member, DS871 Exploring cognition: damaged brains and neural networks (maintenance Sept. '08 - present) NEW
Member, M.Sc. Clinical Neuroscience (presentation 2010)  NEW
Advisory member, SDK122 Challenging obesity (presentation Autumn, ‘08)    NEW
Open University Personal Identifier: X072207X

Previous course contributions
U205#, SD201#, SD226*, SXR204*#, BS811***, SXR270*, S293*#, SK277, SXR374**, SXR375**, SXR376** (in order from last to most recent)
*Course Team Member, **Summer School Course Director only, ***external advisor. No longer in presentation.
Director of the OU/NHS-Science Faculty Partnership '03-'05
Academic Coordinator OU Medical Education Project '00-'02 (to provide distance-taught medical education throughout the UK)

Professional Education Responsibilities (current)
UK and International Examiner, IMRCS Royal College of Surgeons (Intercollegiate/Collegiate, Physiology, Critical Care, Communication Skills, Exam and MCQ/SAQ writer)
UK and International Examiner, MFDS Royal College of Surgeons (Collegiate, Oral Biology, Communication Skills, OSCE/MCQ/SAQ writer)
External Examiner, University of London
External Examiner, Universiti Malaya
External Examiner, National Hospital, National University of Singapore, magazine article.
International Neuroscience Translation Project (BNA/IBRO/FENS/EDAB/SFN) - translating neuroscience texts into 30 internationally important langages
Science Education Resources (Public/Secondary Schools) advisor, UK Department of Trade and Industry
Specialist Sports College advisor, UK Department of Education and Skills
Science Engineering and Technology (SETPOINT) Ambassador '08 onwards NEW
Advisor to the Wellcome Trust History of Medicine project "Todays Neuroscience, Tomorrow's History" NEW
 

External Teaching
MRCS RCSEng "Preparing for your Viva voce"
Preparing for Intercollegiate MRCS Examination Course
Postgraduate Dental Surgical Training; Endodontics, Orthodontics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Oral Biology (MEndo, MOrtho)

Collaborative Teaching NEW
To be completed. 

Invited lectures
08/03/2007 Open University: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Cognition - Memory

Work-related meetings attended (2007-2008)
30/01/2007 Sponsoring establishment and Affiliated Research Centre Programme
19-20/03/2007 OUVS Revalidation committee BA (Hons) Sports Studies (Solihull)
23/5/2006 National ARE Stakeholders conference, Cambridge
20/9/2005 Joint Home Office and Academic Licence Holders meeting

Courses attended
Start Date  Course Code Name
12/03/2009  OU IT/I/S5 PowerPoint Expert
20/10/2008  OU HR/M/ELM Employment Law for Managers
16/10/2008  OU SU/R/BID Bidding for Funding Workshop : Bidding Basics
09/09/2008  OU IT/I/SC Structured Content
11/06/2008  Appointed person/ Emergency First Aid - valid to 10 June 2011NEW
01/02/2008  OU IT/I/ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Level 2 - 2008 Programme (M1:100, M2:94, M3:94, M4:94, M5:83) NEW
5-6/12/2007 OU Introduction to Participatory video (Insight)
07/12/2006  Home Office PPL Course
09/11/2006  OU IE/A/E-ASS e-Assessment and Moodle for Science 06
18/05/2006  OU HR/M/PLP Personal Leadership Programme - 070
09/05/2006  OU HR/A/CD Course Director (Residential School)
07/04/2006  OU FC/A/ACTIV Your course and the OU eTMA system
20/02/2006  OU HR/H/RP Radiological Protection
08/12/2005  OU IE/A/OLASS On-line Assessment Workshop
29/09/2005  OU IE/A/SCICT Science Faculty Course Team Refresher Day
10/09/2005  OU FC/A/ACTIV CTC Professional Development Programme
16/05/2005  OU HR/A/AM Assessment methods delivery quality assurance etc
12/06/2003  OU P/RDS Research Degree Supervisor Training - Ketteridge
17/05/2002  OU P/AM2 Assessment methods delivery quality assurance etc
27/11/2001  OU IT/EXT/PP Implementing SharePoint Portal Server 2001
11/05/2001  OU IT/G4 Advanced FrontPage 98
20/02/2001  OU IT/F6 FirstClass for Conference Controllers
30/11/2000  OU IT/F5 Advanced FirstClass
05/06/2000  OU IT/X1 Introduction to FirstClass for Medical Education
21/03/2000  OU P/IND24-AM Induction-morning

Open University conferences attended
15-16/10/2007 2nd Open CETL Conference "Pushing the boundaries"
28/3/2008 Milton Keynes Schools Conference

Open University PhD Examinations
9/3/2005 Anna Maria Abai R4857245 Gene therpy for Type 1 diabetes melitis: insulin delivery using plasmid DNA

BNA Meetings
9/5/2007 Promemoria EU Integrated Project. Current Research Methods in: Functional Cellular Neuroimaging and Microscoopy
10/5/2007 Promemoria Workshop Demonstration of the Morris Water Maze behavioural test
4-8/9/2007 Glial Cells in Health and Disease - The VIIIth European Meeting
14/12/2006 Royal Society, The Legacy of Golgi and Cajal: past, present and future

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Biomedical Research Network (BRN)NetworkFaculty of Science
Neuroscience Research GroupGroupFaculty of Science

 

Externally funded projects

Development of a proangiogenic tissue matrix regenerative scaffold

RoleStart dateEnd dateFunding source
Co-investigator01/Jul/201630/Jun/2019Regenero Consorcio Regenero
Creation and development of a fibrin-based pro-angiogenic tissue matrix type scaffold. The goal is optimise the strutcure of the material to support mesenchymal stem cell pro-angiogenic and immuno-modulatory function for dermal and connective tissue reconstruction of chronic ulcers. The project involves a collaboration between the OU, the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at UCL (UCL IBME) and Cells for Cells, a Chilean Cell therapy company (C4C) spun out from University of Los Andes (UANDES) managed by a grant adminstration compay, Regenero.

Publications

Safety of medicines and the use of animals in research (2011-07-09)
Balkwill, Frances ; Whitehead, Stephen ; Willis, Phil ; Gaymond, Nigel ; Kent, Alastair ; Page, Clive ; Lovell-Badge, Robin ; Morris, Roger ; Lemon, Roger and Banks, Duncan
The Lancet, 378(9786) (pp. 127-128)
Colostrinin™ alleviates amyloid-β induced toxicity in rat primary hippocampal cultures (2010)
Froud, Kristina E.; Wardhaugh, Tina; Banks, Duncan; Saffrey, M. Jill and Stewart, Michael G.
Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 20(2) (pp. 423-426)
Three-dimensional ultrastructural and immunohistochemical study of immature neurons in the subgranular zone of the rat dentate gyrus (2009-08)
Popov, V. I.; Kraev, I. V.; Banks, D.; Davies, H. A.; Morenkov, E. D.; Stewart, M. G. and Fesenko, E. E.
Biophysics, 54(4) (pp. 497-512)
Education and training for people working with and caring for those with diabetes (2007)
Lloyd, Cathy and Banks, Duncan
Practical Cardiovascular Risk Management, 5(3) (pp. 14-15)
Enhancement of long-term memory retention by Colostrinin in one-day-old chicks trained on a weak passive avoidance learning paradigm (2006-07)
Stewart, Michael G. and Banks, Duncan
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 86(1) (pp. 66-71)
Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over (2017-05-10)
Minocha, Shailey; Holland, Caroline; Banks, Duncan; McNulty, Catherine and Tudor, Ana-Despina
In : Wearable Technologies Special Interest Group, ACTIS (Advanced Clinical Technology Innovation Support) programme (10 May 2017, Kents Hill Park Training & Conference Centre, Milton Keynes, England)
Investigating the influence of wearable activity - tracking technologies on behaviour change in people aged 55 and over (2017-02-22)
Minocha, Shailey; Banks, Duncan; Holland, Caroline and Palmer, Jane
In : 3rd Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference: Harnessing Digital Technology for Behaviour Change (22-23 February 2017, Mary Ward House, Tavistock Place, London)
Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes: developing an action plan (2016-04-27)
Minocha, Shailey; Holland, Caroline; McNulty, Catherine; Banks, Duncan and Palmer, Jane
In : Tackling Loneliness And Social Isolation Workshop, Ageing Well and Living Well, Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Board (27 April 2016, Civic Offices, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes, UK)
Role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over (2016-04-15)
Minocha, Shailey; Banks, Duncan; Holland, Caroline; Palmer, Jane; McNulty, Catherine and Peasgood, Alice
In : Haptics for Education workshop at STEM Futures – Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age, 5th eSTEeM Annual Conference 2016 (14-15 April 2016, The Open University, UK)
Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in the UK (2016-04-14)
Minocha, Shailey; Holland, Caroline; McNulty, Catherine; Banks, Duncan and Palmer, Jane
In : Campaign to End Loneliness Research Hub Meeting (14 April 2016, London School of Economics, 9th Floor Research Suite, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE )
Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes: the way forward (2016-02-23)
Palmer, Jane; Minocha, Shailey; Holland, Caroline; McNulty, Catherine and Banks, Duncan
In : Ageing Well and Living Well Scoping Workshop (23 February 2016, Age UK Milton Keynes, The Peartree Centre, Milton Keynes)
The protective effect of colostrinin CLN(TM) against beta-amyloid and an oxidative stress inducer, menadione, in primary hippocampal cultures (2008)
Froud, K.; Saffrey, M. J.; Stewart, M. G.; Banks, D. and Wardhaugh, T.
In : FENS Forum 2008 (12-16 Jul 2008, Geneva)
Investigation of the mechanism of action of Colostrinin(TM) on neurons in culture (2006-07)
Froud, K. E.; Wardhaugh, T.; Stewart, M. G.; Banks, D. and Saffrey, M. J.
In : 5th Forum of European Nueroscience (July 8-12, 2006, Vienna, Austria)
Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over (2017-07-24)
Minocha, Shailey; Banks, Duncan; Holland, Caroline; McNulty, Catherine and Tudor, Ana-Despina
Report submitted to Sir Halley Stewart Trust, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes (2015-05-26)
Minocha, Shailey; Holland, Caroline; McNulty, Catherine; Banks, Duncan and Palmer, Jane
The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK.

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