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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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Jun 2022
Next steps on the curriculum
Gerontology in the UK has struggled to find a place in mainstream academic education. Our next BSG Special Interest Group …

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Jun 2022
To be or not to be a gerontologist – career development with the BSG’s Early Career Research Association (ERA)
We’re thinking a lot about career development in ERA at the moment. Careers in and outside academia will be the …

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May 2022
Home adaptations and disability outcomes among older adults living in England
Guest blog by Tarani Chandola and Patrick Rouxel The news that Care & Repair England closed in May this year …

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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.
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!
Jobs
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