Dissemination Advisory Group

The Dissemination Advisory Group (DAG) meet at the start of the project and then at six monthly intervals to oversee the impact and direction of the research findings and ensure effective dissemination to all stakeholders.

The Dissemination Advisory Group will:

  • Ensure that the Project website and documentation is understandable to the wide variety of professionals and lay public it is aimed at
  • Help advertise amongst their networks to ensure good attendance at the seminars and webinars proposed within the project and aimed at both professionals and older people
  • Feed into the two reports to the MRC on dissemination and impact of the project
  • Feed onto the Report to policy makers, national survey leads and academics on most accurate and sensitive self-report measures of SB to use in research and practice
  • Feed into the Leaflets for older people and professionals working with older people on the effects of Sedentary Behaviour and advice on breaking patterns of Sedentary Behaviour
  • Feed into the Final Summary Report of the research project to all participating cohort members, older volunteers and research partners
  • Feed into the Intervention translational manual for researchers and professionals working with older people on lessons learned

The following people have been all been part of the DAG during the project:

  • Professor Dawn Skelton (Chair): Professor of Ageing and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Irene Oldfather: Life Changes Trust Programme Director, Long Term Conditions Alliance Scotland
  • Bob Laventure: Consultant, British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health
  • Edith MacIntosh: Rehabilitation Consultant, Care Inspectorate
  • Katrina Coutts: Communications & Marketing Manager, Age Scotland
  • Agnes McGroarty: Vice Chair Scottish Seniors Alliance, Scottish Seniors Alliance
  • George Chalmers: Scottish Seniors Alliance
  • Prof Gail Mountain: Professor of Health Service Research, KT Equal (Ex) and other networks
  • Mark McGeachie: National Co-Lead for Community Capacity, Buildings & Co-Production, Joint Improvement Team Scotland
  • Jenny Ackland: Consultant Allied Health Professional, Age Scotland
  • Diane Woods: Adviser, Workforce Development and Planning, Scottish Social Services Council
  • Anna Fowlie: Chief Executive, Scottish Social Services Council
  • Bette Locke: AHP Strategic Lead, NHS Forth Valley        
  • Ann Simpson: Development Manager for Scotland, National Osteoporosis Society
  • Catrina Henderson: Health Improvement Lead (MCSP), Health Working Lives – Greater Glasgow and Clyde
  • Davina Henderson: Workforce Development Network Team, Information and Communication Officer, Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland
  • David Rennie: Workforce Consultant, Scottish Care
  • Dr Julie Harvey, Practice Development Physiotherapist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
  • Tessa Strain, PhD student, University of Edinburgh
  • Niall Taylor, Active Scotland Division, Scottish Government
  • Daniel MacIntyre, Population Health Services Manager, Public Health England
  • Louise Unwin, Strategy & Improvement Team, Scottish Government
  • Julie Hill, Senior Researcher, Scottish Government
  • Finbarr Martin, President-elect, European Geriatric Medicine Society
  • Katharine Ross, National Workforce Development Lead, Scottish Care
  • Professor Joanne Hudson, Physical Activity Lead, Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research- Wales, Swansea University
  • Professor Carol Tannahill, Director, Glasgow Centre for Population Health
  • Gerry Power, Director of Integration, The Alliance
  • Joe Rose, Advisor, ScotCen