Michelle Rickett was the Research Associate for the Ages and Stages project from 2009-2012, and is now Research Associate for the follow on project, ‘translating research into practice’. She has an undergraduate degree in English from the University of Bristol, then switched to Social Anthropology for her MA and PhD at the University of Manchester. Her PhD research (funded by the ESRC) explored social memory, museum practices and land restitution in relation to District Six in Cape Town. This involved 18 months’ ethnographic fieldwork in Cape Town - at the District Six Museum and with older former residents of District Six in the Cape Flats. Michelle is interested in pursuing research that draws from both the Humanities and Social Sciences, in relation to her research interests in ageing, later life, memory, place and performance.