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Creative Ageing

This vibrant community of interest is cross-disciplinary, international, and growing in stature, as a rapidly evolving evidence-base demonstrates the potential for creativity to contribute widely within the lives of individuals and communities. 

Aims & Objectives:

We aim to support a diverse range of members' interests, but our main aims are to:

  • Share and advocate for high-quality research and best practise in creative ageing
  • Develop and support cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral partnerships
  • Provide a forum for critical evaluation of methodological and theoretical development
  • Represent members' interests in connection to national/international policy initiatives  

We offer virtual and physical spaces for collaborative critical thinking, grounded in social gerontology. A strong emphasis is also placed on supporting and mentoring emerging researchers in the creative ageing field, through knowledge exchange and research mentoring.

Members:

The SIG was established in February 2019 and our steering committee members are:

  • Emily Bradfield - Chair (@erbradfield)
  • Robyn Dowlen- Vice-Chair (@RobynDowlen) 
  • Karen Gray- Secretary (@kcrgray)
  • Kat Algar-Skaife - Welsh Representative (@Kat_Algar)
  • Cathy Bailey - Mentor  

Joining the SIG:

If you would like to be part of the Creative Ageing SIG, please contact Emily Bradfield e.bradfield@derby.ac.uk

 

Please also follow us on Twitter @BSGcreativeSIG

Upcoming Events:

We are delighted to be holding our inaugural Symposium at this year's BSG Annual Conference in Liverpool, on Thursday 11th July. 

This will take place in: Parallel Session 2 / Room 8, 11th July 19, 11:00. 

We are also inviting members to join us for informal pre-dinner drinks before the conference dinner.