Welcome

As critical gerontologists, we view ageing as a life-long process shaped by a wide range of social factors. Our mission is to conduct research that is at the forefront of ageing studies, and to translate our findings into policies and practices that improve the lives of older people. In doing so, we seek to challenge traditional notions of ageing as problematic and burdensome, and to further understanding of the psycho-social and cultural dimensions of ageing.

Colleagues associated with the Centre for Social Gerontology contributed to the most recent national review of research (REF2014) in which 74% of our research was classified as 'world leading' or 'internationally excellent'. 

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