Training & Events

PANINI will create a research culture conducive to interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral progress and development, primarily by fostering a cross-sectoral research training environment with the health sector, academia and industry. 

With a media-driven society, the researchers will be equipped with skills to communicate research results to all science and non-science based stakeholders. Our training vision is to develop a cohort of scientists with the necessary experience, combined with the research and transferable skills required to communicate and work effectively across boundaries.

In summary, the combination of public, private and third sector expertise in research, training, e-learning technology and exploitation is a particularly valuable feature of PANINI. We will seek to exploit this fully to leave a lasting legacy of research training materials available and relevant to researchers in healthy ageing research and interventions.

Training and expertise is a key part of the PANINI network as it will add value to the researchers’ skillset going forward.  The opportunities to be delivered are summarised below; 


Arrangements for group secondments across different sectors and Lab Exchange secondments will promote integration of the research projects and collaborative research.  The secondments will facilitate interaction across disciplines and sectors creating the opportunity to exchange research ideas and create joint projects, equipping researchers with a range of skills that employers will want. 

Advanced Training Courses

Our training courses are a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical sessions that are designed to develop ability and most importantly, practical confidence of the researchers. The PANINI network is committed to delivering high quality professional and job-related training by trainers that have a wealth of knowledge and expertise.   To see a list of the ATCs coming up click here. 

Career Development

As well as ensuring our researchers’ gain research specific training, it is important that they gain transferrable skills to take with them to their future roles.  Accessing academia will no doubt create a favourable learning environment but private sector expertise and input from non-academic partner organisations will play a significant role in developing their knowledge of what prospects are available to them.  A visiting guest lecturer Richard Faragher, Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Brighton will be speaking to the Researchers about careers in ageing research, as well as networking, training and accessing partners in the ageing field.   


Researchers’ will also have the opportunity to connect and interact with professionals from academia, health and industry in the field, not only through the PANINI network but at conferences, secondments and external programmes that are relevant.  This will allow researchers’ to build effective relationships with individuals and make connections for their research or the future.


Researchers will be working together to host public engagement events for older people to see their findings first hand and to participate directly in their studies.  This will involve working across Europe to collect data, meet participants and introduce them to healthy ageing techniques.   As well as engaging with the public, the Fellows will have the opportunity to hold events for academics, health professionals and other researchers, through conferences that showcase their research and give them an opportunity to present to different audiences.