We hold monthly meetings where two researchers (one senior and one early career) present their work for feedback from the group. Join our network if you’d like to attend. We also run research networking days where everyone is invited to see demos, presentations and posters.

Upcoming events

There are no upcoming Events at this time.

Past events

4th Research Networking Day, Thursday 31th March 12 – 5 pm

ACTInG Out: Manifestations of unmet needs. This event will be the third in a series of three themed events which will include keynotes, panels, short talks, poster presentations, and research sandpit discussions. The theme for January is: “The challenging behaviours’”.

3rd Research Networking Day, Thursday 2 27th January, 12:30-6pm

The event was run by the Applied Cognition, Technology & Interaction Group (ACTInG) at Loughborough University with our partner Mencap and other 3rd sector organisations, bringing together researchers from across the Midlands (and beyond) for a series of themed research sandpits between focused on the inclusion, well-being, and autonomy of people living with cognitive impairments and learning disabilities.

2nd Research Networking Day, Thursday 18th November, 1-5:30pm

The Applied Cognition, Technology & Interaction Group (ACTInG) at Loughborough University with our key project partner Mencap and other national 3rd sector organizations brought together researchers from across the Midlands for a themed research sandpit including two keynotes – one from Dr Alison Kahn, and one from Prof. Martin Orrel.

The theme of this event was Digital Learning and Training: Technologies and Methods

You can read more about the event and watch the video on the event page.

Understanding our Brain Health

Please note that this program starts at 11.30 UK time.

To register please follow this link:


1st Research Networking Day, Tues. 6th July, 1-5pm

On the 6th July, we hosted an online/in-person dementia research sharing event at Loughborough.

We had two keynotes by Prof. Mike Craven of Nottingham’s MindTech centre and Prof. Elizabeth Peel, who talked about the qualitative and interactional dimensions of dementia research.

There were also presentations of research-in-progress. Read more on the event page.

Dementia Care Design Feedback Session, Tues 6th July, 11am-12 noon

We are designing a facility specialised for dementia care.

Bill Halsall, an expert in dementia design and Loughborough dementia researchers would very much like your thoughts and input.