Walter Perry the founding Vice Chancellor of the Open University had a vision for the university to be at the cutting edge of both education and research and was instrumental in ensuring that the OU engaged in research in Health and Wellbeing. 50 years on we take a look at some of the exciting work taking place today.
‘Walter was adamant that the university was committed to high-quality research as much as to high-quality teaching, and he smoothed the path for successful funding from the MRC.
We have produced a series of short videos showcasing current Health and Wellbeing Research, which we hope will give greater visibility to the great work going on today. The first of which is below:
In the second video, Dr Rebecca Jones, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Wellbeing and Social Care (WELS), discusses her work on sexuality and ageing. Dr Jones uses creative art in two projects to research how the identified groups imagine their own personal future in old age.