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Organisation & Executive Committee Members

Details of our committee members and officers

The Society’s policies and constitution are approved by the membership through the Annual General Meeting, as detailed in The Constitution. There is provision for Extraordinary General Meetings. The Society's affairs are directed by the Executive Committee of up to 15 members, including the three honorary officers, the President, Secretary and Treasurer and additional co-opted members. The Executive Committee meets on four occasions each year.


Secretariat services are provided by Tanya Phillips who will provide support to the Executive Committee and act as the initial point of contact for all internal and external enquiries to the society.

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Professor Debora Price

Director, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
University of Manchester

Honorary Secretary

Dr Tushna Vandrevala

Department of Psychology, School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Kingston University


Professor Andrew Newman

Professor of Cultural Gerontology, Newcastle University

Elected Officers

President - Elect

Professor Thomas Scharf

Newcastle University

Executive Committee

Editor of Generations Review

Dr Charles Musselwhite

Swansea University

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Dr Gary Christopher

'Ageing Well' Theme Lead (Psychological Sciences Research Group), UWE Bristol

BSG Averil Osborn Award for Participatory Research
Tine Buffel

ESRC Future Leader Research Fellow - Sociology Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing
University of Manchester

Chair of Emerging Researchers into Ageing Group (ERA)

Dr Lizzie Evans

Swansea University

Chair Elect of Emerging Researchers into Ageing Group (ERA)

Mrs Nadine Thomas

University of Stirling

International Liaison

Ageing Bites - YouTube Channel & LinkedIn Group - British Society of Gerontology Members 

Dr Gemma Carney

Queen's University Belfast

Social Media

Ageing Issues (blog), Twitter (@britgerontology) & Facebook

Dr Hannah Marston

Open University

Devolved Nations

Dr Paula Devine

Queen's University Belfast


Dr Martin Hyde

Centre for Innovative Ageing

Dr Wendy Martin

Senior Lecturer in the College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London