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Join the Centre for Ageing Research on Wednesday 6th March at 15:30 in Health Innovation One’s Innovation Lab (A14) for another interesting seminar! No need to book a place, feel free to come along either in person or online.


Blue Zones: Successful ageing from a biopsychosocial approach

Professor Esperanza Navarro-Pardo, University of Valencia

Wednesday 6th March, 15:30, Health Innovation One Innovation Lab (A14)
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Across several continents, there are some geographical areas where the population achieves high longevity with very good quality of life and low rates of disability. These are the so-called Blue Zones. When these population groups are studied, it is observed that they do not correspond to a high economic or socio-cultural level or to highly specialised healthcare. It is of great interest to know what variables are present in these environments, in order to try to transpose them to other areas of the world and, in particular, to our own daily lives.
Professor Navarro-Pardo is visiting as a member of the Cognitive Frailty Interdisciplinary network as part of the European Global Partnership Award to the national consortium of BBRC/MRC funded networks. She is a Full Professor of Psychology at the University of Valencia (Spain) - Department of Developmental and Educational Psychology-. She has worked as a full-time mental health specialist in various Spanish hospitals for 9 years. My research interests concern Health Psychology along the life span, mainly focusing on cognitive frailty. I have been involved in more than 30 research projects (national and European) and research contracts and have published 95 articles in WoS, 25 books/chapters in world prestigious international editorials, 140 communications to scientific conferences and have supervised 9 PhD Theses. I have carried out research stays in several Spanish universities (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos - Madrid, Universidad de Barcelona, etc.) and European universities (University College Cork - Ireland, Aston University - Birmingham, Pinar del Río - Cuba, etc.).

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