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I am a Social Gerontologist with research interests crossing disciplinary boundaries incorporating Sociology, Human & Urban Geography, and Social & Health Psychology. My key interests include how social exclusion and inclusion, and social and human capital impact on active ageing, ageing-in-place, and age-friendly cities and communities; and how they influence older peoples’ participation in governance, and inform social policy. I also have a developing interest in related health and social care research focusing on population ageing and healthy ageing from a social network and support perspective.

Research interests

Older people Social & Health policy, Older people's engagement and involvement in all types of governance.

Teaching specialisms

Social Gerontology, Health & Social Policy, Social Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, NVivo software training

Education/Academic qualification

Social Policy & Administration, PhD, Older People's Engagement in Neighbourhood Renewal, Keele University

Award Date: 11 Nov 2010

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, Brunel University London

1 Oct 2015 → …

Lecturer, Brunel University London

1 Feb 20141 Oct 2015

Visiting Lecturer, Brunel University London

15 Jan 201131 Jul 2011


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