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BSG Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland branch of the British Society of Gerontology was launched in April 2015 by a cross sectoral team of researchers of ageing.

The branch is an initiative of Gemma Carney and Paula Devine, ARK, Queen's University Belfast, Lynn Johnston of Linking Generations and Mabel Stevenson of Ulster University. Mabel has since moved on and Alexandra Chapman, Ulster University, joined the BSG NI team in October 2017.

Since its foundation the branch has grown from strength to strength, holding regular events on an array of topics from Fashion, Kinship Carers, Adult Safe-guarding, gardening and friendship. The wealth of innovation in the group comes from our close partnership with community sector organisations in Northern Ireland.

In April 2018, we will be teaming up with Catherine O'Dare at the School of Social Policy and Social Work at Trinity College Dublin for our first cross border event on inter-generational friendship.