Collaboration and partnership
All members on the programme are keen to hear from prospective research collaborators and partners.
Some examples of our engagement activities are as follows:
Within the University
The first Ageing research workshop took place in November 2007 to establish an Ageing research network across these faculties at the University.
The second Ageing research workshop was held on 10 June 2010, Personalisation: Who cares? Who pays? Research Programme on Ageing and the Life Course Workshop. Speakers included:
- Hilary Land (School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol) - “Personalisation in social care”
- Martin Stevens (Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London) - “Implications of the personalisation agenda on safeguarding older people with dementia and their carers”
- Francis McGlone (United Kingdom Home Care Association) - “Risks/threats and opportunities to homecare providers from personalisation”
A third Ageing and the Life Course seminar/workshop will be held on June 20th 2011 (11.00am-1.00pm, Room 10G4/5). For further information, please contact the programme co-ordinator.
- New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme (Economic and Social Research Council)
- Maintaining dignity in later life: A longitudinal qualitative study of older people’s experiences of supportive care. Liz Lloyd with Kate White, Ailsa Cameron and Randall Smith (School for Policy Studies), Jane Seymour (University of Nottingham) and Michael Calnan (University of Kent at Canterbury)
- The Avon Network for Promotion of Active Ageing in the Community is a collaboration funded by the Lifelong Health and Well-Being Initiative and also supported by Avon Primary Care Research. It brings together researchers from the Universities of Bristol, Bath and West of England, with local primary care trusts, councils, charities and older people themselves to provide solutions to physical activity.
- Migration, Nutrition and Ageing Across the Lifecourse in Bangladeshi Families: A Transnational Perspective (MINA). Janice Thompson, Joy Merrell (Swansea University), Barry Bogin (Loughborough University), Michael Heinrich (Universiy of London, School of Pharmacy), Vanja Garaj (Brunel University), and Petra Meier (University of Sheffield).
- Housing assets & intergenerational dynamics in East Asian societies (ESRC). Ray Forrest (City University, Hong Kong/School for Policy Studies) and Misa Izuhara (School for Policy Studies).
- Migration, Nutrition and Ageing Across the Lifecourse in Bangladeshi Families (MINA).
Our recent funded research projects are as follows:
- Maintaining dignity in later life: A longitudinal qualitative study of older people’s experiences of supportive care. The New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Researchers: Liz Lloyd (Principal investigator), Ailsa Cameron, Randall Smith with external collaborators.
- Project OPAL (Older People and Active Living) funded by the MRC National Prevention Research Initiative, led by Ken Fox and also involving Janice Thompson, Mark Davis, Jo Coulson, and Georgina Bentley (www.bris.ac.uk/enhs/opal)
- OPAL PLUS (How have you been?) A three year follow up of OPAL participants funded to date by the SW General Practitioner Trust and led by Ken Fox.
- Migration, nutrition and ageing across the lifecourse in Bangladeshi families: A transnational perspective (MINA). The New Dynamics of Ageing Programme. Researchers: Janice Thompson (Principal Investigator), Joy Merrell (Swansea University), Barry Bogin (Loughborough University), Michael Heinrich (University of London, School of Pharmacy), Vanja Garaj (Brunel University), and Petra Meier (University of Sheffield).
- NDA website: http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/mina.html
- Housing assets and intergenerational dynamics in East Asian societies. Researchers: Misa Izuhara and Ray Forrest
- The last refuge revisited: Continuity and change in residential care for older people. Researchers: Randall Smith with external collaborators
- Trends in the receipt of formal and informal care by older people with functional dependencies living at home in Britain. Researchers: Demi Patsios (Principal investigator)