Enhancing the lives of older people and their families
We undertake research which is focused on the promotion of health and well-being of older people and their families. Our inclusive approach recognises the importance of relationships in the lives of older people and that well-being should also be understood within wider social determinants of health. We value the perspective of older people within our work and as such seek to undertake research which is co-productive and based upon meaningful partnerships.
Our projects cover a range of fields important to the health and well-being of older populations, these include work in care environments, public health and community contexts. Specifically we continue to do work in the fields of dementia, sexual health, frailty, managing chronic conditions and co-morbidities and loneliness. The notion of biography and continuity in later life forms an essential part of our project work.
Methodologically our work is largely qualitative, with a special interest in grounded theory, co-production, biography, narrative, ethnography and the use and development of creative approaches to research.
Dr Tony Ryan
Tel: 0114 222 2062
Prof Angela Tod
Tel: 0114 222 2057