Active Living Research Hub

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Active Living Research Hub by Mind Map: Active Living Research Hub

1. Who are we?

1.1. Hub of the Ageing Well Research Group

1.1.1. Areas of interest?

1.1.1.1. multiple and not required to be defined

1.2. People

1.2.1. Open to all

1.2.1.1. Anyone with an interest in active living research and practice

1.2.1.1.1. measurement

1.2.1.1.2. intervention

1.2.1.1.3. exploration of the phenomenon

1.2.1.1.4. prescription

1.2.1.2. Hub sits under Ageing well research group but invitation to be part of it is university-wide

1.2.1.2.1. Specifically send to:

1.2.1.3. Number of people in different schools have already indicated interest:

1.2.1.3.1. School of health and Life Sciences

1.2.1.3.2. Glasgow School for Business and Society

1.2.1.3.3. School of Computing, Engineering and Built Environment

2. What is our purpose?

2.1. Why are we a hub?

2.1.1. There was general support to have an Active Living Hub, and also that it was one hub (not many bits).

2.1.2. What are we trying to achieve?

2.1.2.1. Place to share expertise/ ideas

2.1.2.1.1. face to face

2.1.2.1.2. enhance awareness of research happening across the university

2.1.2.2. bargaining power for resources

2.1.2.2.1. Department or centre for living as a source of funding for equipment and resources e.g. activpals

2.1.2.3. Physical activity forum

2.1.2.3.1. opportunities to develop collaboration and networks

2.1.2.3.2. opportunities to disseminate research and gain supportive critical feedback

2.1.3. Internal / external drivers?

2.1.3.1. opportunity to enhance perception of GCU as a 'centre for research in active living'

2.1.3.1.1. Help to attract research students

2.1.3.1.2. attract funding

2.1.3.1.3. attract collaborations

2.1.3.1.4. Need o develop an internal and external presence

2.1.3.2. Provide a source of support when negotiating workload internally

2.1.3.2.1. official meetings and records

2.1.3.2.2. linked to activities of a research group

2.2. How do we do it?

2.2.1. Seminars/ Talks?

2.2.1.1. People wanted the opportunity to hear talks and discuss things with people in a more closely aligned group.

2.2.1.2. There was also talk of how to bring in PhD students to attend, and thoughts that we should organise talks for the meetings.

2.2.1.3. It was suggested we could run a model like the Living with Stroke and Other Long-tern Neurological Conditions RG, where a PhD students takes ownership of organising the talks on a one year rotation.

2.2.2. regular meetings

2.2.2.1. short and efficient

2.2.2.2. sharing information and discussion

3. Actions

3.1. Arrange regular meetings

3.1.1. 1 per month

3.1.1.1. Tues or Wed

3.1.1.2. not lunchtime (11-2)

3.1.1.3. Starting from April 2020

3.2. Arrange talks

3.2.1. at least 2 per month

3.2.1.1. Contact supervisors and students to ask for volunteers for talks

3.2.1.2. Danny first

3.2.1.3. first meeting in April 1st week

3.2.2. 15 min talks and discussion to follow

3.2.3. Cakes/ baking and refreshments are essential

3.2.3.1. Contact students and ask for someone to coordinate this

3.2.3.1.1. Role: Hub Facilitator - Refreshments

3.2.4. PhD student to lead/ support from cfl admin / group support

3.2.4.1. Contact PhD students and look for volunteers

3.2.4.1.1. Role: Hub Facilitator - Content Coordinator

3.2.5. Aim for range of topics and demonstrate breadth of work going on

3.2.6. Encourage research students to be main presenters

3.3. create dropbox/ central resource

3.3.1. place to share timetable

3.3.2. place to collect and save minutes

3.3.2.1. common documents

3.3.3. Requested setup of new Caledonian blog site for AL Research Hub

3.4. Share plan and meeting timetable with other research groups and departments

3.5. Ask Jo Booth about any specific requirements for the hub

4. Meeting Notes

4.1. 1st December 2020

4.1.1. Attendees

4.1.1.1. Present

4.1.1.1.1. Seb Chastin, Philippa Dal, Nicola Roberts, Ukachukwu Abaraogu, Chris Seenan

4.1.1.2. Apologies

4.1.1.2.1. Dawn Skelton, Elaine Duncan, Ben Stansfield, Joanna McParland

4.1.2. Agenda

4.1.2.1. Review notes from previous meeting

4.1.2.2. Discuss plan for hub

4.1.3. Notes

4.1.3.1. Reviewed previous discussion and suggested aims/ function of the hub

4.1.3.1.1. Agreed that previously established description of hub and general aims were still valid and appropriate

4.1.3.2. Organising research talks focused around active living research

4.1.3.2.1. Regular seminars

4.1.3.2.2. 'In conversation' events

4.1.3.3. Shared goals/ mission and vision for Hub?

4.1.3.3.1. Discussion around whether the hub should create some shared goals to work towards