Working Late

Strategies to Enhance Productive and Healthy Environments for the Older Workforce

A collaborative research project funded under the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme

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  • Walking Works Wonders logo design competition

    November 13th, 2014

    As part of a RCUK funded research project, entitled Working Late, the Work and Health Research Centre (WHRC) developed an intervention called Walking Works Wonders, shown to be highly effective in terms of increasing peoples’ physical activity and improving their health. Funded by the Enterprise Project Group, the WHRC are now developing Walking Works Wonders […]

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  • Walking Works Wonders Branding Competition Launch

    August 13th, 2014

    Walking Works Wonders is a new enterprise project and we are launching a branding competition funded by the Loughborough University Development Trust. Loughborough University students are invited to share their branding ideas for a chance to win cash prizes of up to £500 and a paid internship working with the project team to implement their […]

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  • Exciting new commercialisation project launched

    August 13th, 2014

    We are facing an epidemic of sedentary behaviour. This is a major public health concern, as prolonged sitting is a known risk factor for a wide range of chronic diseases. Professor Cheryl Haslam, Director of Loughborough University’s Work and Health Research Centre (based in the School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences) is leading a […]

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  • A New Dynamic of Ageing

    October 22nd, 2013

    The Working Late team exhibited a range of findings from the project at the New Dynamic of Ageing event. Heralded by the NDA and Age UK as ‘The ageing research showcase of the decade’. The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Greater London N1 0QH Researcher Ricardo Twumasi, Professor Cheryl Haslam and Professor Alan Walker Dr […]

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  • NDA Findings 22

    September 25th, 2013

    Please find the New Dynamics of Ageing Findings Document for the Working Late Project below. The Working Late project has raised the profile of the ageing workforce and produced new knowledge of how organisational policy and practice impacts on the employment experiences of older workers. Investigating experiences of older job seekers has highlighted some of […]

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  • Research Councils UK Parliamentary Reception features Working Late

    June 10th, 2013

    House of Commons invites Loughborough researchers to present their work On Tuesday 4th June 2013, Professor Cheryl Haslam and Dr Myanna Duncan attended a Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology event held at the House of Commons, Westminster.  Entitled ‘The Science of Health and Well-being’, the event showcased the latest scientific developments in the field of health […]

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  • Eurofound FSS 2013 Working Late

    May 25th, 2013

    Working Late researcher Ricardo Twumasi was invited to give two talks, which facilitated discussion at European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) Foundation seminar series 2013 – Promoting diversity at the workplace: a strategy for inclusion and competitiveness. An overview Prezi is available below:   Many delegates requested links to the videos, which are […]

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  • NHS Atlas of Risk Tool

    April 25th, 2013

    Interventions as part of the Working Late project have taken a lifespan approach to promoting health in response to the ageing workforce. Take a look at the tool below from the NHS called the ‘Atlas of Risk’. This atlas will help you to put health risks and death rates into perspective. Use it to compare cause of […]

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  • Working Late Project Showcase Event

    March 12th, 2013

    The showcase event for the ‘Working Late’ project, a four-year project enhancing productive and healthy environments for the older workforce was greeted as a tremendous success. Professor Alan Walker Director of the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) Programme that funded the Working Late project said: “Working Late is a perfect embodiment of the essence of […]

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  • Showcase Event Live

    March 12th, 2013

    The Working Late Showcase Event is now running, if you were not able to get a place, have a look at our overview Prezi below, and follow the action on twitter under the hashtag #workinglate2013

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  • Walking Lunch: Loughborough University News

    March 8th, 2013

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  • Working Late YouTube Page Launched

    February 27th, 2013

    As part of ongoing dissemination of the Working Late project, we are delighted to announce the launch of our YouTube page. We currently have four videos of stories from our Dynamics of Later life working section of the project, and will soon be adding several more videos. Please subscribe to keep up to date with our […]

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  • Working Late Showcase Event

    February 20th, 2013

    Working Late is a four year collaborative research project addressing practice and policy issues associated with later life working. The project is funded by the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) Programme. Working Late has developed and evaluated interventions and design solutions to promote health and quality of working life across the life course. This event […]

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  • Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging Seminar By Professor Harry Shannon

    December 17th, 2012

    We were delighted to host a thought provoking research seminar on ageing with Professor Harry Shannon from McMaster University, Canada. Prof. Shannon chairs the Methodology Working Group for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging, a study following 50,000 Canadians aged 45-85 at baseline for at least 20 years. Below is the presentation delivered by Prof. Shannon, titled: Understanding the determinants of […]

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  • Be Active 2012: 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health

    November 4th, 2012

    Loughborough University were well represented with 17 delegates at the 4th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health. Where the Working Late team delivered two presentations and two posters on the project for discussion with an international audience. Below you can find one of the Working Late team’s presentations, a general summary of the project: […]

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  • Third TAEN Debate: Age, Engagement and Employability

    October 4th, 2012

    Yesterday TAEN hosted their third debate to discuss the statement: Do young people lack the “get up and go”? Should older workers have “got up and gone”? Guest speakers were: Chris Ball – The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) CEO Vicki Baars – National Union of Students (NUS) Vice-President and member of the National Executive Council Katerina Rudiger – Skills and Policy Adviser at […]

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  • End of Working Late Event

    September 6th, 2012

    As Working Late draws to a close in December 2012, we have begun planning of our end of project event. This will be hosted in London (location to be confirmed), March 2013, exact day to be confirmed. There will be well known keynote speakers, and a chance to interact with the findings of the different […]

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  • Working Late Newsletter 6

    August 1st, 2012

    The Working Late research project is now in its final year and continues to make great progress.   To keep you up to date with the developments of the project, please find below our latest newsletter.   With all best wishes   Professor Cheryl Haslam

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  • New Resource Released: Improving the Journey To Work

    July 6th, 2012

                    A resource to improve the journey to work, based on recommendations from our research is now freely available to view and download: Dr Martin Maguire from the Working Late research team explains: “This resource has been developed based on research conducted with people just like you.  This research aimed to identify the problems […]

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  • International Process Evaluation Partnership 2012 Presentation

    May 25th, 2012

    Dr Myanna Duncan presented at International Process Evaluation Partnership (IPEP) Small Group Meeting, 24-25th May, Nottingham. In association with European Academy of Work & Organisational Psychology (EAWOP).

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  • New Dynamics of Later Life Working Expert Panels

    May 15th, 2012

    Throughout May Working Late held a series of four expert panels involving a large range of experts from HR management, employment law, occupational health, transport and academia.   These panels allowed for an excellent opportunity to gather feedback on our preliminary results and will also help to ensure that this research reaches the right audience and […]

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  • Ergonomics and Human Factors 2012 Conference Presentations

    April 19th, 2012

    Dr Elaine Williams presented two papers at the Ergonomics and Human Factors conference in Blackpool, UK. One of which was with Esme Shanley (pictured left), who was presented with a Major Practice in Ergonomics Award (Dieter W. Jahns Student Award 2011) at the conference for her undergraduate project related to Working Late. Presentations can be […]

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  • Health and Wellbeing @Work 2012 Presentations

    March 7th, 2012

    Professor Cheryl Haslam, Professor Roger Haslam and Aadil Kazi presented  on the Interventions to Promote Health and Workability  and Ageing productively through design packages of the Working Late project at the Health and Wellbeing @ Work 2012 Conference at the NEC, Birmingham.   Copies of the presentations can be found below.       Health and Wellbeing @Work […]

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  • Loughborough University Research Conference 2012

    March 6th, 2012

    Dr Elaine Williams and Lois Kerr presented posters at the Loughborough University Research Conference with Lois Kerr winning a runner up prize.   Copies of the posters are available below.       Loughborough University Research Conference 2012 – Lois Kerr Loughborough University Research Conference 2012 – Elaine Williams

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  • Working Late Newsletter 5

    January 23rd, 2012

    The Working Late research project continues to make considerable progress.   To keep you up to date with all the developments of the project, please find below our latest newsletter.   Professor Cheryl Haslam  

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  • Office workers ‘forget to stand’

    January 13th, 2012

    The Occupational Health context project has been getting lots of press exposure after Dr. Myanna Duncan presented at the Division of Occupational Psychology Conference. The research has since been cited on over 65 websites, and discussed on BBC Radio 2. The media were particularly interested with data obtained regarding how much people sit. British Psychological Society […]

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  • Over 50s called on for national study

    September 19th, 2011

    Recruitment for the later life working portion of Working Late featured on Loughborough University Website and BBC Radio Leicester with Martin Ballard.    

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  • Working Late Newsletter 4

    May 26th, 2011

    Working Late Newsletter 4

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  • Working Late Newsletter 3

    January 21st, 2011

    Working Late Newsletter 3

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  • Working Late Newsletter 2

    September 26th, 2010

    Working Late Newsletter 2

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  • Lucy Rackliff Paper Presentation

    January 5th, 2010

    Lucy Rackliff, a researcher on Work Package 2.2, presented the paper below entitled “The journey to work as a barrier to continued employment later in life” at the Universties Transport Study Group (UTSG) conference in January 2010.   The Journey to Work as a Barrier to Continued Employment in Later Life

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  • Working Late Featured in ‘The View’

    October 30th, 2009

    Early retirement is no longer the norm in the UK, with many people working until later in life or even past retirement age. Jo Lumani speaks to Professor Cheryl Haslam, from the Work and Health Research Centre in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, about the changes that need to be made because […]

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  • Working Late Newsletter 1

    May 21st, 2009

    Our first research project update.     Working Late Newsletter 1

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