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SYMPOSIUM Healthy Ageing, Health, and Well-Being: Perspectives from the Behavioural and Social Sciences

When:Th 25-03-2021 12:00 - 17:00
Where:Kouwerzaal (M.0161) and live stream on Nestor Blackboard Collaborate

Healthy ageing, health and well-being are focal areas of research at the University of Groningen. At the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences there is considerable expertise on these topics and a lot of potential for fruitful collaborations between researchers and students. The aim of this annual symposium, for the first time organized under the umbrella of the newly founded Social Sciences Centre for Health and Well-being is to bring together researchers, PhD and (research) master students who share an interest in healthy ageing, health and well-being from the perspective of the behavioural and social sciences. The symposium serves to inform each other about ongoing work at the faculty, explore opportunities for future collaborations and joint funding proposals, and contribute to the creation of an active Health and Well-Being research community within our Faculty and beyond.

This year’s symposium will have a hybrid format: a live symposium at the faculty (maximum of 40 persons) combined with a live streaming through Blackboard Collaborate. The symposium starts with an informal meet-and-greet from 12:00-12:30 hrs, followed by a keynote by a recent PhD graduate of the faculty. Researchers from different research groups within the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences will then present their ongoing research projects on one of three research themes:

1. Health in social context and policy development
2. Healthy Ageing
3. Health interventions

Presentations will be short (approximately 10-20 min) to allow for a substantial amount of time for discussions.

Please mark the date in your agenda! If you have a current research project related to one of the three themes of the Social Science Centre for Health and Well-Being that you would like to present at the symposium you are kindly asked to send a title, author names, and abstract (maximum of 150 words) to Elissa El Khawli ( by 15 September 2020. We welcome contributions from all researchers, PhD- and (research) master students.

Healthy Ageing Organizing Committee
Prof. Karel Brookhuis (
Prof. Monicque Lorist (
Prof. Susanne Scheibe (
Elissa El Khawli, M.Sc ( )
Minou Adami ( )

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