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Dr Duncan Banks

Dr Duncan Banks

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Dr Duncan Banks

Dr Duncan Banks

About me

Duncan Banks is the Director of Work-Based Learning for Health Sciences. Since joining the Open University in 2000 he has either chaired or been a team member of modules that have involved the human body including (as a sample), Human biology, Infectious diseases, Diabetes care, Understanding cardiovascular diseases and Understanding cancers. Duncan trained as a physiologist at Leeds University and then obtained a PhD in Neuroscience specialising in the action of anaesthetics on the central nervous system. His research has encompassed the areas of hormones and the control of blood pressure, pain and its management and lately how the brain produces new neurons in adulthood and how understanding this mechanism may one day be useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Duncan is a STEM Ambassador and is involved in public engagement from the local to international level. He has been a director and trustee of the British Neuroscience Association and is a member of the US-based Society for Neuroscience’s Public Engagement Committee who recently created the brainfacts.org project.

Dr Duncan Banks's research

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2018-03-14) Role Of Digital Health Wearables In The Wellbeing And Quality Of Life Of Older People And Carers, In Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS): Using Technology in Social Care

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2017-07-24) Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over, Report submitted to Sir Halley Stewart Trust, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2017-05-10) Investigating the role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over, In Wearable Technologies Special Interest Group, ACTIS (Advanced Clinical Technology Innovation Support) programme

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2017-02-22) Investigating the influence of wearable activity - tracking technologies on behaviour change in people aged 55 and over, In 3rd Centre for Behaviour Change Digital Health Conference: Harnessing Digital Technology for Behaviour Change

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2016-04-27) Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes: developing an action plan, In Tackling Loneliness And Social Isolation Workshop, Ageing Well and Living Well, Milton Keynes Health and Wellbeing Board

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2016-04-15) Role of wearable activity-tracking technologies in the well-being and quality of life of people aged 55 and over, In Haptics for Education workshop at STEM Futures – Lifelong Learning in the Digital Age, 5th eSTEeM Annual Conference 2016

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2016-04-14) Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in the UK, In Campaign to End Loneliness Research Hub Meeting

Jane Palmer et al. (2016-02-23) Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes: the way forward, In Ageing Well and Living Well Scoping Workshop

Professor Shailey Minocha et al. (2015-05-26) Social isolation and loneliness in people aged 55 and over in Milton Keynes, The Open University

Frances Balkwill et al. (2011-07-09) Safety of medicines and the use of animals in research, In The Lancet 9786(378)

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