Improving Quality-of-Life, Functional Capacity, and Strength in Older Adults, using a minimal-dose approach; Physical Activity and Ageing

29/02/2024 1:30 pm to 29/02/2024 3:00 pm

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Enhancing Care for Older People Webinar Series

We are excited to announce our 25th EnCOP education webinar in our series linked to the Enhanced Care for Older People Competency Framework (EnCOP).


Date: 29th February


This month we are excited to announce a joint session with two presenters as below:


Speaker 1:

Presentation Title: Improving Quality-of-Life, Functional Capacity, and Strength in Older Adults, using a minimal-dose approach.

Presenter: Liam Pearson, Senior Lab Technician & PhD Researcher, Northumbria University.


Speaker 2:

Presentation Title: Physical Activity and Ageing

Presenter: Lynn Iveson, Advanced Clinical Practitioner – Older People (Physiotherapist) & EnCOP Strategic Workforce Development Lead




Liam Pearson-Noseworthy, a Senior Fellow in higher education, specialises in Sport Science with a focus on training older adults. Beginning his career in athletic training, he pivoted to education and research upon recognising the benefits of these methods for the elderly. He has many years of experience with National Governing Bodies and Professional Sports Clubs and contributes to vocational education. Currently, he leads an innovative PhD project on minimal-dose resistance training to improve Quality of Life, Functional Capacity, and Strength in older adults. His expertise in maximal-intent training for this demographic is crucial for informing exercise prescription, and an essential platform for advancing elderly care through exercise.


Lynn Iveson. Since qualifying as a physiotherapist from the University of Northumbria, Lynn has worked within a variety of clinical specialties across acute and community-based settings. Her early specialism was neurology before moving out into the community as a clinical lead, developing an intermediate care service, integrating community-based rehabilitation and fast response to support older people in a large rural community. Lynn is an older person’s Fellow and Master’s graduate in Advanced Clinical Practice. She is currently working clinically within primary care, developing new roles across agencies to facilitate joined up, proactive, responsive care for older people. Lynn is passionate about the importance of developing the knowledge and skill within the workforce to support quality services for older people.