Enhancing the lives of older people and their families

Care of older people

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.

Contacts

Dr Tony Ryan 
Reader in Older People, Care and the Family
The School of Nursing & Midwifery 
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield
S10 2LA

Email: t.ryan@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: 0114 222 2062

Prof Angela Tod
Professor of Older People and Care
The School of Nursing and Midwifery 
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road 
Sheffield
S10 2LA

Email: a.tod@sheffield.ac.uk

Tel: 0114 222 2057