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Jul 2020
|The Impact of Corona Confinement on Older People’s Mental Health: Some Reflections
Covid-19 has had a profound impact on all of our lives. Whilst attention was initially paid to reducing the number …

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Jun 2020
Bereavement at the Time of COVID-19 I have been thinking a great deal about the experiences of bereavement at this …

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Jun 2020
THE DAY AFTER ‘GROUNDHOG DAY’ ? I love that film.  I am uneasily amused by the idea of being stuck …

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Dr Paul Nash, Lecturer, Centre For Innovative Ageing at Swansea University talks about the importance of Gerontology

Gerontology: What is it and why is it important?

The 50th

BSG Annual Conference

6-9 July 2021
Lancaster University 

Registration open soon

Winning Photos from Photocrowd and the British Society of Gerontology

Ageing: the bigger picture
27 May 2020
The Healthy Ageing Social, Behavioural and Design Research Programme (SBDRP) is part of the ISCF Healthy Ageing Challenge portfolio of activities. The SBDRP will provide £9.5m (100% fEC) to fund interdisciplinary academic-led teams to carry out research into social, behavioural and design aspects of healthy ageing.
20 May 2020
The UK Civil Society Women’s Alliance, coordinated by the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations, is seeking to extend its connections with experts across the UK in order to increase the depth and range of our work. I have been asked to convene the virtual expert group on older women. The Alliance has a strong working relationship, established since 2011, with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) who also share our information and perspectives with their colleagues in all Government departments. As the GEO is now in the Cabinet Office, this gives us a conduit to influence Government across issues, which is unique in the Women’s Movement. Building on the expertise of our members as well as increasing the range and depth of the Alliance, it was felt that having expert focus groups would help us to achieve these ends. We do not seek to be in competition with any other networks within the Women’s Movement – but rather work collaboratively with them.
15 May 2020
The Campaign for Social Science has created a new hub to showcase leading examples of research, think-pieces and policy analysis across the full spectrum of the social sciences.
15 May 2020
IAGG World has compiled a list of evidence-based resources and advice from experts to support our members and their efforts during this difficult time.
15 May 2020
Graham Crow, Professor of Sociology and Methodology at the University of Edinburgh, is conducting a survey-based project relating to academic careers. He writes: "A new study of UK-based academics’ later careers and retirement is being supported by the Leverhulme Trust and people are invited to take part in one of the project’s two surveys by visiting the project website at https://www.academic-career-ending.sps.ed.ac.uk. The survey of academics who have wholly or mainly retired from paid work at universities revisits the theme of Barbara Tizard and Charlie Owen’s research conducted two decades ago.
08 May 2020
The IJERPH has published a call for papers to be included in a special issue, ‘Health and Well-being of Older People in an Era of COVID-19’.
Deadline: 31 December 2018
The Centre for innovative Ageing at Swansea University
Deadline: 31 August 2018
Nanyang Technical University
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 02 July 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 22 June 2018
Institute of Public Health in Ireland
Deadline: 16 April 2018
London College of Fashion, University of the Arts and Dementia Research Centre, Institute of Neurology, University College Lond