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The British Society of Gerontology provides a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and other individuals interested in the situations of older people, and in how knowledge about ageing and later life can be enhanced and improved. BSG is a registered charitable company and is the professional organisation representing gerontologists in Britain.
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Jan 2022
Teasing the easing of the Care Act 2014: Transparent legal protection or hidden unmet need?
“Carers already play a vital role in the care and support system and their contribution during this emergency period will …

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Jan 2022
AgeTech Innovation Week: COVID-19 and AgeTech
Hannah R. Marston1, Andrew Sixsmith2, Joseph Coughlin3 and Sara Aghvami4 1Research Fellow at the Health and Wellbeing Strategic Research Area, …

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Dec 2021
Update on the BSG’s Early Career Research Association (ERA)
Before launching into an update on ERA, I must get something off my chest. I wish I’d attended the gero-pets …

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14 December 2021
Musculoskeletal conditions – including arthritis and back pain – affect over 20 million people in the UK and are the single biggest cause of pain and disability. Despite almost one in three (32%) people living with musculoskeletal conditions, there is a lack of evidence on the impact of these conditions on people’s well-being and life chances and how to improve policy and practice interventions.
06 December 2021
There is a new UK research project on how older women in the UK experience sexism, ageism, and their intersections.
01 November 2021
Ageing & Society is looking for people to review recently published books. Writing a book review is an excellent way to start getting published. It is also a chance for in-depth reflection on a book in your specific field, consideration of authors’ styles and a chance to hone your writing skills. And you get to keep the book!
27 October 2021
The Office for National Statistics is seeking feedback to support the development of statistics measuring the number of people in care homes who are ‘self-funders’ – meaning they either fully or partially pay for their own care. ?
13 October 2021
Frank Glendenning Memorial Lecture, 5.00 pm, October 14th 2021 Rethinking the life course: the Triple Helix as a model Professor Tom Schuller examines the way the biological, psychological and sociocultural strands of human identity interweave throughout our lives. This event, which is open to everyone, will be held online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83860079115?pwd=YXE2cHFkb2c3QTJtOWtWYk50VHEw Zz09 ZOOM Meeting ID: 838 6007 9115 Passcode: 991675
20 September 2021
We are delighted to announce our new project, Learn and Live Long, funded by £9,000 from an Awards for All lottery grant.
Jobs
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