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BSG Member Liz Lloyd Becomes a New Fellow of the Academy of Social Science- Well done Liz

We are delighted to be able to tell you that our British Society of Gerontology nomination of Liz Lloyd as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences has been conferred.  Presentations to new Fellows will be made after the AGM of the Academy on June 28th 2018.

Liz is Professor of Social Gerontology at the School of Policy Studies, University of Bristol, gaining her PhD in 1996, concerning race equality and the implementation of community care policy.  Her academic rigor is intensified through her direct experience as a qualified practitioner of adult social work that she brings to the critique of social policy.

She is an active member of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG). As Executive Committee member and International Officer (2000-2004) she represented the BSG on Age Platform Europe and since 2014, the expert committee on Dignified Ageing, contributing to EU policy and chairing international seminars including the mid-term conference of PACE (Palliative Care Europe). A member of the BSG Special Interest Group on Gerontological Social Work, she contributes to developing standards in social work practice with older people (see She was co-organiser of the Society’s Annual Conferences in Bristol in 2008 and 2009. She belongs to the European Sociological Association and the Ageing, Body and Society Study Group of the British Sociological Association.

Professor Lloyd played a key role in raising the profile of ageing studies within Bristol University. In 2015, she co-founded a Faculty Research Group on Ageing and the Life Course following a seminar series that developed a University-wide network of researchers.

Professor Lloyd has a considerable and varied teaching experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels in social work practice and social policy. Currently, she teaches adult social care, ageing and human development for the MSc in Social Work and societal ageing and public policies at Masters and Undergraduate levels in social policy.  She has supervised twelve PhD students, nine to successful completion, three on-going.

The University of Bristol’s School of Policy Studies is a centre of excellence where research has been rated ‘world leading’. A combination of policy and practice is essential to Professor Lloyd’s research regarding:

  • Family Carers

  • Health and Care in Extra Care Housing/Care Homes

  • Long Term Care policies and practices

  • Dignity at the end of life

  • Understanding Vulnerability

Over the past 10 years she has been Principal or Co-Investigator for studies raising £2.5 million in external funding including collaboration with academics across Europe on EU funded projects concerning Healthy Ageing in Residential Care, and partnerships with Canadian and Swedish colleagues concerning life within the fourth age and new ways of practice (Lloyd, 2010, see CV).

She has an international reputation for ground breaking research indicating how an ethic of care is essential to policy and practice, especially in the fourth age at the end of life where her work on precarity has been paradigm changing (Grenier, Lloyd & Phillipson,2017).  Lloyd (2015) highlights the importance of understanding of individual agency when the capacity of self-care diminishes (Lloyd et al, 2012). At a time when later life is marked by long term illness and impairment Professor Lloyd provides an expertise that can be applied directly to practice.  Her work is exceptional and we congratulate her on her conferment.

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