Enhancing the lives of older people and their familiesCare 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.


Dr Tony Ryan, Reader in Older People, Care & The Family    T: +44 (0114) 2222062  E: t.ryan@sheffield.ac.uk
Prof Angela Tod, Professor of Older People & Care               T: +44 (0114) 2222057  E: a.tod@sheffield.ac.uk


Tony Ryan
  Professor Tony Ryan

Sharron Hinchliff
Dr Sharron  Hinchliff

Angela Tod
Professor Angela Tod
Jane Seymour
Professor Jane Seymour

Current projects:

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For more information regarding Mesothelioma Patient Experience and related projects, please use the following link:

Senses logoFor more information relating to The Senses Framework and Relationship Centred Care, please use the following link:

Fuel Poverty and Health Research

Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Seminar Series - The Health Impact of Cold Homes and Fuel Poverty
Further information relating to this seminar series can be found using this link

Being Warm Being Happy Project
Further information relating to the Being Warm Being Happy Project can be found using this link