Mo Ray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Public Policy and Professional Practice at Keele University. Her background is as a social worker and she has worked for over twenty years in social care and social work with older people. She has a first degree in Education and Psychology from the Open University and a PhD in Social Gerontology from Keele.
Between 2009 and 2012, Mo was seconded within Keele to promote the development of active ageing/ageing studies. She has developed a number of accredited professional development programmes including the ‘ageing studies’ certificate and a ‘dementia care’ certificate. Mo’s research interests include practice development projects with a focus on dementia care and the care and support of older people. She is currently working on a project exploring the experience of older men and women ageing without children (funded by the Averil Osborne Fund).
Mo is a Social Care Fellow at the National Institute of Clinical Excellence and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology.