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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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Apr 2022
Spring 2022 Update on the BSG’s Early Career Research Association (ERA)
A big thank you to everyone who has come to our first few Gerontology & Tonics (G&Ts). They are short …

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Mar 2022
Four pathways for improving co-research methods with older people.
Authors: Hayley James and Tine Buffel With increased diversity and inequality in ageing populations globally, it is essential to involve …

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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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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?

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Ageing: the bigger picture
19 May 2022
Deadline 13 June APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the Healthy Ageing Challenge APPROACH funding call. Successful applicants will receive up to £100k (@ 80% fEC) for a duration of 12 months. Applications are welcome from researchers at all career stages. We particularly interested in applications where this is the first opportunity as Principal Investigator.? Successful projects will join the Social Behaviour & Design Research Programme (Home - SBDRP | Stirling University (ageing-sbdrp.co.uk)) as part of the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge (Healthy ageing challenge – UKRI).
18 May 2022
The journal 'International Journal of Population Studies' (ISSN 2424-8150 (P) / 2424-8606 (O)) is currently running a Special Issue "Active Ageing and Educational Gerontology". Prof. Marvin Formosa and Hany Hachem are serving as guest editors. Based on your expertise in this field, we think that you could make an excellent contribution.
02 March 2022
The following blog by Sheila Peace from Policy Press's Transforming Society series was launched on February 24th, 2022 alongside the publication of 'The Environments of Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality' in the BSG's Ageing in a Global Context book series. The aim here is to draw attention to the interaction of population ageing as a major global challenge combined with issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues discussed in the text above see: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/the-environments-of-ageing
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.
Deadline: 14 March 2055
The Open University
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