The University of Portsmouth and Shanghai Jiaotong University are organising a joint workshop on ‘’Advancing wearable technology: promoting physical activity and mobility among older adults in China’’. The workshop is organised as part of The Newton Fund Researcher Links programme which provides opportunities for early career researchers from the UK and China to interact, learn from each other and explore opportunities for building long-lasting research collaborations.
The workshop will take place on the 9-10th December 2021 for the UK meeting in Portsmouth and there will be a hybrid delivery with the partner in China. Travel costs will be covered for travel within the UK.
The organisers would like to invite early career researchers to apply to attend this workshop which will provide a multidisciplinary platform for UK and Chinese early career researchers to share their research expertise, and to work across disciplines to develop innovative approaches to wearables which can promote health and socioeconomic development in China and other countries. Early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their research in the form of poster presentation and work with expert mentors who are established researchers from the UK and China. There will be a focus on building links with industry promoting acceleration of knowledge transfer of wearables. There will also be the development of a web-based forum and a network/consortium to extend the discussion and continue to build research links after the workshop.
Please find further information here – applications need to be received by the University of Portsmouth by 31st October 2021.