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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.


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Professor Debora Price

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

Honorary Secretary
Dr Bernadette Bartlam

Lecturer - Health Services Research, Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre, Primary Care and Health Sciences
Keele University

Dr Anne Laybourne

Co-chair Age Platform
University College London

Past Officers

Past President
Professor Sheila Peace

The Open University

Past Treasurer
Dr Rosalind Willis

University of Southampton.

Executive Committee

Editor of Generations Review
Dr Charles Musselwhite

Swansea University

Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Professor Josie Tetley

Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care
Manchester Metropolitan University

BSG Small Events
Dr Louise McCabe

Dementia Services Development Centre
University of Stirling

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) & EU Regional Representative for the IAGG-CSO
Dr Deb Morgan

Swansea University

Chair Elect of Emerging Researchers into Ageing Group (ERA)
Dr Lizzie Evans

Swansea University

International Liaison

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

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