AGEINGAFICIONADO: Deborah Gale, MA Public Policy and Ageing, King’s College London, Research Fellow BioCentre on Ethics

AGESCAPES: Dr Martin Hyde is an Associate Professor in Gerontology at Swansea University. His main research interests are on ageing and later life and he has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and consumption in later life. His recent book ‘Ageing and Globalization’ with Prof Paul Higgs is published by Policy Press. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH). He is a member of the Integrated Datasets in Europe for Ageing Research network and is a Deputy Editor for Ageing & Society and an Associate Editor for BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology

ALANWALKER: Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology and Co-director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield.

ALEDSINGLETON: I am interested in places: regeneration; arts & researching neighbourhoods and the ageing society. PhD at @ciaswansea and personal tweets from @aledsingleton

ALISOUNJM: Dr Alisoun Milne is a Professor of Social Gerontology and Social Work at the University of Kent – her key research interests are: gerontological social work; long term care; older carers and relational dyads; and mental health in later life

ALLYSONCR: Dr Allyson Rogers, researching mobility aids, mobility and movement of older people and interested in developing innovative methodologies

ASANAKPAN: Geriatrician with interests in the social determinants of health, education and research

ASHWORTHRM: Dr Rosalie Ashworth, Research fellow in Dementia & Ageing at Stirling University and Clinical Studies Officer for the Neuroprogressive and Dementia Research Network in NHS Scotland

AVLACHANTONI: Dr Athina Vlachantoni is an Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Research on Ageing in the University of Southampton, and Associate Editor of Ageing & Society

BALLYBRIT15: Alison Herbert, Research Affiliate, Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland, Galway

BARBARAHUMBERSTONE: Barbara Humberstone, author

BRUCE DAVENPORT: Bruce Davenport is a Research Associate in the School of Arts & Cultures at Newcastle University. His research is often concerned with the impact of engaging with cultural heritage and the arts on older people.

BSGADMIN1: Tanya Phillips: Administrator of the British Society of Gerontology

CASSANDRAPHOENIX: Dr Cassandra Phoenix, Reader in Critical Health Psychology, Department for Health, University of Bath

D1XONANNA: Anna Dixon, Anna joined Ageing Better in September 2015 from the Department of Health where she was Director of Strategy and Chief Analyst. Anna has more than 15 years experience of working at the interface of research, policy and practice focused on health and care including at The King’s Fund, the London School of Economics and Political Science and the European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies

DARETOAGEWELL: Dr Eleanor van den Heuvel, Research Fellow (Biomedical Engineering), Brunel University. Eleanor has worked on a range of different projects at the interface of Biology and Engineering. She has spent a number of years developing assistive technology for continence management problems and has patents in this field. She has also investigated assistive technology for dementia

DAVE LEE: Dr. Dave Lee, Age UK Research Fellow, Cathie Marsh Institute for Social Research (CMIST), University of Manchester

DAVIDLAIN: David Lain is a Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies at Newcastle University Business School. His research has tended to focus on the factors influencing employment in older age, the management and experience of ‘late careers’, and prospects for the future of retirement. He is the author of the book ‘Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA’, which is based on research conducted during a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. He led the ESRC ‘Rethinking Retirement’ Seminar Series and was a co-researcher on the ESRC Uncertain Futures project

DRCHARLIEMUSS: Dr Charles Musselwhite, Centre for Innovative Ageing, University of Swansea

DRNICKJENKINS: Dr Nick Jenkins is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Social Policy at the University of the West of Scotland. His research explores social and cultural aspects of dementia. He is currently conducting a mixed-methods evaluation of ‘together in dementia everyday’ (tide) in Scotland, funded by Life Changes Trust

DRSUESTUART: Dr. Sue Stuart is the Director of Memory Partners, a charity which uses tai chi to support people who are living with dementia and those who are affected by dementia. She is an independent researcher and visiting academic of Buckinghamshire New University.

DRSUEWESTWOOD: Sue Westwood is a gerontologist and socio-legal scholar, based at York Law School, University of York. Her research focuses on the theme of ageing, diversity and equality in regulatory contexts. She has particular expertise in LGBT+ ageing research..

EKJOHNSON12: Eleanor K. Johnson is a Senior Research Associate at the University of Bristol where she works on the Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing Project (ECHO). She is interested in long term care, care work, materialities, and social theory, among other things

ELENYDWHITFIELD: Elenyd Whitfield is a doctoral student at Cardiff University School of Social Sciences. Her interests include ageing, social class, identity, life-course perspectives, and reflexivity

EMILY: CREATIVE AGEING: Emily Bradfield is currently finishing her PhD at the University of Derby (College of Health & Social Care). She is a member of ERA and Arts Health ECRN. My interests focus around exploring participatory arts engagement and ageing. You can follow my ‘creative ageing’ tweets @erbradfield

EMMANUELLETULLE: Emmanuelle Tulle, Reader in Sociology at Glasgow Caledonian University. I have been working on experiences of aged embodiment for many years, focusing on sport and physical activity to explore what it feels like to become older in contemporary society and people manage becoming older, in their practices as well as their stories about themselves. I get really exasperated with the persistence of the burden of ageing narrative in public debates

FANTASTICATANYAGE: Dr Patricia O’Neill is a Social-gerontologist and attorney. She received her PhD (DPhil) from Oxford University. In addition she holds a Juris Doctor (law) three Master’s degrees (Gerontology, History, Education) and a Bachelor of arts degree (History). She is currently affiliated with Contemporary China Studies (School of Interdisciplinary Studies) Oxford University and The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University. Her current research interests are focused on ageing in China. Her book, URBAN CHINEE DAUGHTERS: Navigating new roles, status and filial obligation in a transitioning culture, was published in 2018 by Palgrave-Macmillan

Patricia is a member of Sigma Phi Omega Gerontological Honor Society, the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG); British Society of Gerontology (BSG); British Sociological Association (BSA); and is a current member of the California Bar. She is a peer reviewer for Ageing & Society and Berghahm Books, and sits on the editorial board of the Asia-Pacific Journal of Social Quality. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards

FRANCISAORTIZRUIZ: Part of the Mitchel Centre for Social Network Analysis and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), both from the same university. Her whole career she has been doing research, publications, teaching and academic presentations. Her academic interest includes sociology of ageing, mixed methods (especially social network analysis and qualitative comparative analysis) gender and relational sociology

GERONTOLOGYUK: Professor Debora Price, Professor of Social Gerontology, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, The University of Manchester; former President of the British Society of Gerontology (2016 – 2019)

GIORGIODG: Dr Giorgio Di Gessa completed his PhD in Demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Giorgio has a long-standing interest in the field of social gerontology, particularly in the demographic and social determinants of health and wellbeing in later life in Europe. Much of his work involves cross-national comparisons of the complex relationships between ageing and health using longitudinal secondary data and a life-course perspective. Giorgio has a keen interest and expertise in quantitative methodologies, including hierarchical modelling and causal inference

HANNAHR31: Dr Hannah R. Marston is a research fellow in the Health & Wellbeing Priority Research Area ( at The Open University, UK. She gained her PhD from Teesside University in 2010 and has worked in Canada and Germany before moving back to the UK in December 2014 to commence a Research post at The Open University in 2015. Her PhD explored digital game engagement, interaction and design by older adults. Since completing her studies, she has published over 26 journal papers, 11 as first author, 8 book chapters, 5 as first author and reviews for several journals. She is on the editorial board for the International Journal of Game-based Learning and The Computer Games Journal. Her research interests include: digital games, flow/immersion, gamification, m(Health)Apps, ethics, ICTs, rural/urban ageing, user engagement and wearable devices.

HAYLEYLJAMES: Dr. Hayley James is a researcher at The University of Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), with sponsorship from the Pensions Policy Institute. Her Thesis examined the impact of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions on individual decision making, based on qualitative research methodology. Hayley has a background in Economic Anthropology, having previously completed research on community currencies in London. Her research interests concern anthropological and sociological perspectives on money and value, ageing and the lifecourse. 

HAYLEYWRIGHTCOV: Dr Hayley Wright, Research Fellow, Coventry University. Interested in: modifiable health and lifestyle factors that influence cognitive ageing; clinical and non-clinical cognitive decline; cognitive neuropsychology of stroke and dementia. Follow me on Twitter: @hayleymwright

HEINRICHSMEIER: Rachel Heinrichsmeier is a visiting research fellow at King’s College London. Her research focuses on identity construction in interaction, particularly older age, gender and institutional identities, and combines a conversation analytic-informed discourse analysis with ethnographic methods. Her monograph, Ageing Identities and Women’s Everyday Talk in a Hair Salon, was published by Routledge in January 2020.

HZEILIG: Dr. Hannah Zeilig, University of the Arts, London. My work explores the intersections between literature, culture and ageing. Using perspectives from the arts, I have queried the meanings of age, ageing and dementia in a series of projects, presentations and articles

INTERNATIONALLONGEVITYCENTREUK: David Sinclair, Director, International Longevity Centre. David has worked in policy and research on ageing and demographic change for 15 years with a particular interest in financial services, older consumers, active ageing and the role of technology in an ageing society. He has a strong knowledge of UK and global ageing society issues, from healthcare to pensions and from housing to transport

JACKIEREYNOLDS626: Dr Jackie Reynolds is a Research Associate in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Keele University. Interested in arts and ageing, and currently working on The Ageing of British Gerontology, examining the evolution of gerontology in Britain over the past 40-50 years

JAMESRUPERTFLETCHER: James Fletcher is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, interested in dementia, health & social care and social theory

JAYNEASTBURY: Dr Jayne Astbury, Research Associate, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, School of Health Sciences, The University of Manchester

JEANNESAMSONKATZ: Jeanne Samson Katz is a medical sociologist who has researched end of life issues and, more recently, aspects of ageing. She retired from The Open University in 2015 but has continued to undertake qualitative research in areas relating to older people with high support needs, most recently those with Vision Loss

JILLMANTHORPE: Jill Manthorpe is Professor of Social Work and Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit in the King’s Policy Institute at King’s College London

JOHNMILES68: Dr. John Miles, Keele University

JULIATWIGG: Julia Twigg is Professor of Social Policy and Sociology at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. She has written widely on age and embodiment, recently focusing on the role of dress in the material constitution of age. Her earlier work centred on bodywork and care. She is actively engaged in debates around cultural gerontology

KARENCHARLES1: Karen Charles BSc (Hons) Social Work, PG Cert Counselling PhD at Centre for Innovative Ageing. Key interests lie in social and cultural gerontology, long term care of older adults, social inequalities

KARENLOWTON: Professor Karen Lowton, Professor in Sociology (Ageing and Health), University of Sussex

KGRAYRESEARCH: Karen Gray is a doctoral student at the University of Worcester, part of the TAnDem (The Arts and Dementia) Doctoral Training Centre. She is interested in the methodologies used for researching and evaluating arts and dementia, ethics and arts and health policy and practice. Tweets from @kcrgray []

64KMB: Dr. Kate M. Bennett, Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Liverpool

KATALGARSKAIFE: Dr Katherine (Kat) Algar-Skaife is a Research Officer at the DSDC Wales Research Centre, the research group from Ageing and Dementia @ Bangor, School of Health Sciences, Bangor University. She is a steering group member of the BSG Creative Ageing Special Interest Group. Her Twitter handle is @kat_algar

LAURARESEARCHBRISTOL: Laura Bennett is a researcher at the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol. She is working on a NIHR School for Social Care Research funded project exploring the current role, and potential role, of collective forms of day clubs and activities for older people (65+) with care and support needs in England.

LEAHYANN: Dr Ann Leahy is an Irish Research Council, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Maynooth University (Republic of Ireland). My key research interests at present are intersections between ageing and disability. This includes a focus on subjective experiences both of those ageing with disability and those first experiencing disability with ageing, and also on public policy responses in both fields.

LIAMFOSTER: Dr. Liam Foster, Lecturer in Social Work, University of Sheffield

LIZZIEAEVANS: Elizabeth A Evans, Institute of Psychology, Health and Society, University of Liverpool

LONGEVITYROCKS: Dr. Gemma Carney, Lecturer in Social Policy and Ageing at Queen’s University Belfast and Co-Chair of the British Society of Gerontology in Northern Ireland

LOUISE MITCHELL: Louise is a human geography researcher concluding her doctoral studies at The University of Salford, as part of the University Alliance: Doctoral Training Alliance (DTA). Currently investigating how nature can be beneficial for healthy ageing, with specific interests in green infrastructure, care farming, community gardening and social prescribing’.

LYNNELQR: Dr. Lynne Livsey, LQR Associates

MARIAEVANDROU: Professor Maria Evandrou, University of Southampton

MARINABUSWELL: Marina is a research fellow at University of Hertfordshire and advisory board member at Konnektis. She is particularly interested in how, in our modern connected age, but with friends and family often dispersed, we organise to live and care in older age, particularly with the challenge of living with (or beyond) dementia and the added challenges that presents

MARIONSHOARD: Marion Shoard was pitched into the world of older people’s issues when her mother developed dementia and lost her sight in the late 1990s. Once she had obtained NHS Continuing Healthcare funding for her mother in a good NHS facility, Marion stepped back to examine key choices which older people make in fields such as housing, finance, health, relationships, help in the home, transport, legal representation and the end of life. She offered information and guidance in a her book A Survival Guide to Later Life (2004) and then in 2017 in How to Handle Later Life, which completely replaces the earlier work and refers to the whole of the UK. Her special interests include the quality of life in care homes and relating to people with dementia. In a previous life she was an award-winning author and university lecturer in the countryside field

MARTINCRE: Martin Hodges, Health and Housing Programme Lead, Care and Repair England

MAYUMIHAYASHI: Dr Mayumi Hayashi, Institute of Gerontology, Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine. King’s College London.

MICHELEBOARD: Dr Michele Board Senior Lecturer Nursing Older People, Bournemouth University, interested in meaning of home, participatory research, photo elicitation, baby-boomers and nursing older people and those with dementia

NOREENORR: Dr Noreen Orr, Research Fellow, NIHR CLAHRC South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC) & Evidence Synthesis and Modelling for Health Improvement (ESMI), University of Exeter Medical School

NWOODSPRING: Naomi Woodspring is a visiting fellow at the University of the West of England. Her book, Baby Boomers, Age and Beauty (Emerald Press) was released 1 October. Dr Woodspring’s earlier publication, Baby Boomers, Time and Ageing Bodies (Policy Press) was recently reissued in paperback.

PAULCANN: PAULCANN.Paul Cann OBE, longstanding BSG member. Co-founder of the Campaign to End Loneliness, and formerly a Chief Executive at Age UK. Currently chairing three charities all focused on the power of the arts in our lives – Entelechy Arts, Rodolfus Foundation, Sound Resource – and running a local Good Neighbour Scheme in Hook Norton where he lives.

PARRYAGEFLEXIBILITY: Jane Parry is a lecturer at the Centre for Research on Ageing at the University of Southampton. Her key research interests are the changing dynamics of work, inequalities over the lifecourse, and policy analysis. She is currently researching flexible work and the right to request

PATTYDORAN: Research Associate in the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group, University of Manchester.

PAULNASHPSYCH: Dr Paul Nash is a Chartered Psychologist and the Post-Graduate Programmes Director in Ageing Studies for the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University

PENNY VERA-SANSO: Penny Vera-Sanso is Senior Lecturer in International Development and Social Anthropology, Birkbeck, University of London. Her research applies a critical, inter-disciplinary lens, focusing on age, gender, class and caste, in studying older people’s paid and unpaid worker in bolstering the economy. Her work primarily arises from over two decades of research in India’s low-income settlements. She is Convenor of the BSG’s Special Interest Group on Ageing in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

PRESCIENTSPHERES: Following careers as gas industry lab technician, a physics teacher, trade union officer, freelance journalist and then Director of the research and influencing “think tank” TAEN – The Age and Employment Network – Dr Chris Ball is now a researcher for Newcastle University and the Centre for Research on the Older Workforce (CROW). His past campaigning and journalistic articles have covered a wide ground in relation to workplace issues and workers’ rights, whilst his more recent interests have focused on the position of older people both in and out of the workforce

RAYMONDDUFFY: Raymond Duffy is the programme Laeder for the MSc in Gerontology at the University of the West of Scotland. He is also a member of NHS Education for Scotland/ Scottish Social Services Council National Dementia Champions teaching team. His interests include caring for people living with dementia and their carers, healthy ageing, frailty assessment and management and the effects of multi-morbidity

REBEKAHLUFF: Dr Rebekah Luff is a Senior Research Fellow at the National Centre for Research Methods with research interests including social care for older adults

ROBYNDOWLEN: Robyn is the vice-chair of the BSG Creative Ageing SIG and her research interests focus on understanding the ‘in the moment’ benefits of music-making for people living with dementia

ROBINMEANS: Professor Robin Means is Associate Dean and Professor of Social Gerontology at the University of the West of England.  He has carried out research in areas such as the health and social care interface, the housing dimension of community care and historical perspectives

ROSALINDWILLIS: Associate Professor in Gerontology at the University of Southampton, interested in research on ethnic diversity and ageing, particularly the influence of culture on informal care and social care, as well as mental health and ageing

SIMONCHESTEREVANS: Dr Simon Evans, Senior Research Fellow, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester; Associate Editor, Ageing & Society

SREMILLARDB: Samuele Remillard-Boilard, PhD Researcher in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester

SUEVENN: Dr. Susan Venn, Sustainable Lifestyles Research Group (SLRG), Co-Director of CRAG (Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender), University of Surrey

SUZANNEMOFFATT: Dr. Suzanne Moffatt, Social Gerontologist, Newcastle University

TERIINTHOUGHT: Dr Teri-Howson-Griffiths is a Lecturer in Drama at Liverpool John Moores University. Her work spans several areas of contemporary practice, including participatory and applied styles of performance. She is currently developing a programme of work with colleagues utilising humour and positive approaches to challenge the stigma of dementia

TCOLLINS722: Dr. Tracy Collins, School of Health Sciences, University of Salford

TINEBUFFEL: Dr Tine Buffel, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing – Director of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group, The University of Manchester

Toolans: Sam Toolan is a part-time PhD student of ways in which migration and settlement shape mental health concerning racially minoritised older women in the UK. Sam’s PhD studies are funded by the ESRC Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership. In addition to being a PhD student, Sam works on partnerships and external engagement in Higher Education, is a Member of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing group of The British Society of Gerontology, and is a Trustee of Soumik Datta Arts, a charity that promotes diversity in the creative and cultural industries.

VERONIKAW: Dr Veronika Williams, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

VALERIEDASTOUS: Val D’Astous is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London

VERYHILEY: Chris Hiley

WISPERITE: Rob Walton LLB, MPA is Deputy Chair of the British Society Special Interest Group on Ageing, Business and Society. Rob is an expert in health policy communications and stakeholder engagement and has held a variety of roles with some of the world’s leading innovative companies convening communities to work together, building people-centric leadership to achieve more than working alone. Rob is founder and Chief Executive of Pharmstead Ltd. Rob is a Master of Public Administration with specialisms in International Finance and the Management of Not-for-profit Organisations. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of International Public Affairs

YAZHENYANG7786 Dr Yazhen Yang, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Xiamen University and Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Gerontology and ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton

YOSHIMIWADA: Dr Yoshimi Wada. Her research centres around policy and practice in the long-term care of older people. Her particular research interests include the ethics of care, East Asian philosophies, dementia care and comparative methodology

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