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The University’s Centre for Ageing Studies will welcome Professor Judith Lathlean, (pictured left) a Professor of Health Research at the University of Southampton, to deliver the lecture entitled Scurrilous scams: mechanisms, outcomes and implications at the Riverside Campus on Wednesday, December 2 from 12.45pm to 2pm.

Scams, especially those perpetrated via the internet and through telephone contact, are an increasing problem in society and Judith herself was a recent victim.

As a social scientist and health researcher, she draws on her professional interest in people's behaviour and mental health research, and on her personal experiences, to explore how these 'work' for the criminals and what the ramifications are, especially for the health and well-being of those targeted.

Responding to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing world, the University of Chester established the Centre for Ageing Studies in 2013 to provide research, consultancy and education, with the aim of promoting innovation in health and social care services for older people. The Centre brings together researchers, clinicians and other professionals from a variety of fields to facilitate research and education both nationally and internationally.

The event will take place in room CRV012. To book a place please ring Lindsay Cryer on 01244 512249 or email

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