I am a research officer based in the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) and I am currently working on the Active Building Centre (ABC) project. This project aims to combine solar and low/zero carbon technologies with building design and operation to transform the construction and energy sectors. Our centre is involved with the ABC project to examine the impact of Active Builds on older people. We want to understand older people’s motives and the decision-making processes around moving to an ‘active’ home. I am particularly interested in public involvement and engagement in the research process and this is central to our research. We will be working with older people to devise and conduct the research. I retain an active role in the SUNRISE project (Strategic University Network to Revolutionize International Solar Energy and was involved in piloting arts based approaches to involvement and engagement in India (this blog has further details) as part of my role within the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) Cymru. I have also recently been awarded my PhD on the role of social support networks in the dementia literacy of older adults in Wales.