Who we are

We are an inter-disciplinary team of researchers with complementary skills and expertise in this broad and expanding research field of social gerontology: members are drawn from the Research Centres at the School for Policy Studies; some of us have worked together as a team as well as independently; and our research analyses link theories, policies and practices. The programme has recently been expanded to include academic staff from other University Departments.

Staff members

Ailsa Cameron (Research in Health and Social Care)

Jo Coulson (Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Mark Davis (Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Ken Fox (Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Myra Hamilton (Urban and Public Policy Research)

Anne Haase (Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Kelley Johnson (Norah Fry Research Centre)

Misa Izuhara (Urban and Public Policy Research)

Hilary Land (Family policy and child welfare)

Joan Langan (Research in Health and Social Care)

Liz Lloyd (Health and Social Care)

Demi Patsios (Health and Social Care/Poverty and Social Justice)

Randall Smith (Urban and Public Policy Research/Research in Health and Social Care)

Janice Thompson (Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences)

Ruud ter Meulen (Centre for Ethics in Medicine)

Student members

Shizuka Abe (Sociology, Politics and International Studies)

Jo Cross (Sociology, Politics and International Studies/School for Policy Studies)

Yoshi Wada (School for Policy Studies)

Sarah Webber (School of Law/School for Policy Studies)

The members actively engage in research funded by a wide range of funding bodies, including research councils, charities, and specialist funding initiatives:

Our research covers policy and practice responses relevant to both individual and societal ageing, using both qualitative and quantitative methods and based in a range of geographical areas.  Our research is local, national and international and in recent years has been focused particularly on housing, health-related physical activity and nutrition, health and social care, health and well-being, mental health, and poverty and social exclusion.