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    Published conference papers
    McShane, Sinéad (2016) 'Stories of Challenge - Stories of Change: Why Do Older People Tell Their Personal Accounts of the Northern Ireland Conflict?', in Michael Heitkemper-Yates and Ana Penjak (Eds) The Practice of Narrative: Storytelling in a Global Context, Inter-Disciplinary Press (e-book), pp. 51-60
    Teaching resources

    Ageing, by Paula Devine, is one of a series of downloadable tutorials which are designed for use in school years 11 and above (for pupils aged 14 years or over).

    Three teaching datasets have been created based on the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey. These are designed to be used on undergraduate and postgraduate courses teaching quantitative statistical analysis in the social sciences.
    Blog entries
    BSG and devolution: why now?, by Paula Devine. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 30 July 2017.

    The Future of Gerontology is in Safe Hands, by Gemma Carney. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 8 July 2017.

    Burying our heads in the sand? Social care in Northern Ireland, by Paula Devine and Ann Marie Gray. This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 30 June 2017.

    Burying our heads in the sand? Social care in Northern Ireland, Paula Devine and Ann Marie Gray. This blog was published on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 29 June 2017.

    Grandparent’s Experiences of Kinship Care – Repair and Rescue, rather than Pleasure and Leisure, by Gemma Carney. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 7 June 2017.

    Who really cares?, by Paula Devine and Ann Marie Gray. This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 24 February 2017.

    Look lively: using objects to reflect a long life, by Paula Devine. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), in February 2017.

    What will all the ‘stuff’ you own mean when you’re older?, by Gemma Carney. This blog was published on The Conversation, on 26 December 2016.

    Playing catch up? Adult social care in Northern Ireland, by Alexandra Chapman. This blog was published on International Longevity Centre blog, on 31 October 2016.

    Imagining the future: Growing older together?, by Alexandra Chapman. This blog was published on Policy and Politics Journal blog, on 7 September 2016.

    Don’t Blame the Boomers for Brexit – learn from them: Vote!, by Gemma Carney. This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 5 July 2016.

    Gerontology is good for you… so is gardening, by Gemma Carney. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 10 June 2016.

    Dementia: Politics and science must work hand in hand to remove the fear, by Gemma Carney. This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 22 April 2016.

    Imagine Belfast – Enter the campervan of dreams and imagine the future we all deserve…, by Gemma Carney. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 18 March 2016.

    Dementia: look closer, by Paula Devine and Elizabeth Byrne McCullough.  This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 11 December 2015.

    Wise Owls Come Home to Roost, by Gemma Carney, Mabel Stevenson, Paula Devine and Lynn Johnston. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), on 29 October 2015.

    Is Northern Ireland Ageing Well?, by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney. This blog was published on QPol (Queen's University Belfast), on 27 August 2015.

    Re-Presenting Age: Launching the BSG in Northern Ireland in Style, by Gemma Carney, Mabel Stevenson, Paula Devine and Lynn Johnston. This blog was on Ageing Issues (British Society of Gerontology), in May 2015.

    Research Updates

    No Change: Northern Ireland Attitudes and Social Care Policy by Ann Marie Gray and Paula Devine (ARK Research Update 114) is based on data from the 2015 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

    The impact of caring by Paula Devine and Ann Marie Gray (ARK Research Update 109) is based on data from the 2015 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

    Dementia: look closer by Elizabeth Byrne McCullough and Paula Devine (ARK Research Update 104) is based on data from the 2014 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

    What do children think about old age? by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney (ARK Research Update 101) is based on data from the 2014 Kids' Life and Times Survey.

    Is Northern Ireland a good place to grow old? by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney (ARK Research Update 100) is based on data from the 2014 Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey.

    Edited book
    Ageing through austerity: Critical perspectives from Ireland, edited by Kieran Walsh, Gemma M Carney and Áine Ní Léime, Published in March 2015 by Policy Press
    Discussion papers

    Public attitudes and knowledge of dementia: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Scotland, by Paula Devine (August 2016) is based on 2014 survey data.

    Evaluating arts-based programmes for people with dementia, and their impact on wellbeing, by Paula Devine and Katrina Lloyd (November 2015).  This Discussion Paper highlights key issues and case studies related to evaluating the outcomes of an arts-based intervention or programme for people with dementia, with a particular focus on participants’ wellbeing.

    Communities for All Ages: A life course approach to strengthening communities in Northern Ireland, by Nancy Henkin (February 2015).  This Discussion Paper describes the Communities for All Ages initiative that was developed in the United States in 2002 and explores ways that an “all ages” lens could be applied to policies and practices in Northern Ireland.

    One-to-one befriending programmes for older people, by Paula Devine (December 2014). This Discussion Paper highlights key issues related to one-to-one befriending programmes, and presents eight case studies.

    Policy briefs

    Exploring inequalities in the context of kinship care, by Alexandra Chapman and Anna Tarrant.  This Policy Brief is based on the event Exploring inequalities in caring: grandparents' experiences of kinship care from multiple perspectives, which was held on 7 June 2017.

    Children’s attitudes towards old age: findings from the Kids’ Life and Times Survey 2014, by Paula Devine and Gemma M Carney (December 2016). This Policy Brief was produced as part of the Northern Ireland Assembly Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS) event held on 14 December 2016.

    Telecare solutions for older people and carers, by Alexandra Chapman and Sue Yeandle.  This Policy Brief is based on the event Advances in telecare: new solutions for carers and older people, which was held on 9 June 2015.

    Social isolation and older men – meeting the need?, by Paula Devine, Frank Johnston, Janet Carter Anand, Lorna Montgomery, Caoimhe Ní Dhónaill and Laura O’Hagan (April 2015).  This Policy Brief was produced as part of the Northern Ireland Assembly Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series (KESS) event held on 29 April 2015.

    Collaborating Towards an Age-Friendly Northern Ireland, by Ann Marie Gray, Paula Devine, Vicki Titterington, Lynn Johnston and Nancy Henkin (December 2014). This Policy Brief is based on the event Collaborating Towards an Age-Friendly Northern Ireland, which was held on 7 October 2014.

    Reports
    A review of service provision for men aged 50+ (Belfast), by Paula Devine, Janet Carter Anand, Lorna Montgomery, Caoimhe Ní Dhónaill and Laura O’'Hagan (2014), Belfast: Volunteer Now
    Themed journal section
    Themed Section of Voluntary Action in Ageing Societies, Volume 5, Number 2, July 2014, edited by Gemma M. Carney (Queen's University Belfast), Nick Acheson (University of Ulster) and Thomas Scharf (National University of Ireland Galway).
    • Guest Editorial, pp. 157-159, by Gemma M. Carney, Nick Acheson and Thomas Scharf
    • Ageing, place and voluntarism: towards a geographical perspective on third sector organisations and volunteers in ageing communities, pp. 161-179, by Mark W Skinner
    • Healthy ageing in Australia's rural places: the contribution of older volunteers, pp. 181-201, by Rachel Winterton and Jeni Warburton
    • Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing: a policy review, pp. 203-211, by Gemma M. Carney
    Journal articles
    'Social isolation and older men - learning from research', by Paula Devine, Lorna Montgomery, Janet Carter Anand, and Caoimhe Ní Dhónaill, Community Development Journal, July 2017

    'Unmasking the ‘elderly mystique’: Why it is time to make the personal political in ageing research', by Gemma M Carney and Mia Gray, Journal of Aging Studies, December 2015, Volume 35, pages 123–134

    'Women re-negotiating care across family generations', by C. Conlon, V. Timonen, G. Carney and T. Scharf , Gender & Society, October 2014, Volume 28, Number 5, pages 729-751

    'Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt: Solidarity between generations in the Irish crisis’, by Gemma Carney, Thomas Scharf, Virpi Timonen and Catherine Conlon, Critical Social Policy, August 2014, Volume 34, Number 3, pages 312-332

    Paula McClean has published 3 papers looking at diabetes drugs as potential Alzheimer's Disease therapeutics:
    • Restoration of cerebral and systemic microvascular architecture in APP/PS1 transgenic mice following treatment with Liraglutide, by Kelly P, McClean PL, Ackermann M, Konerding MA, Hölscher C and Mitchell CA (2015), Microcirculation, Volume 22, pages 133–145
    • Lixisenatide, a drug developed to treat type 2 diabetes shows neuroprotective effects in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease, by McClean PL and Hölscher C (2014),  Neuropharmacology, Volume  86, pages 241-258
    • Liraglutide can reverse memory impairment, synaptic loss and reduce plaque load in ages APP/PS1 mice, a model of Alzheimer’s disease, by McClean PL and Hölscher C (2014), Neuropharmacology, Volume  76, pages  57-67
    Factsheets
    Older men: demography, by Paula Devine (January 2014). This factsheet brings together population data on men and boys, such as poulation projections, healthy life expenctancy, and useful resources.  This factsheet is part of the Men in Northern Ireland series.

    Older men: Health and wellbeing, by Paula Devine (June 2014). This factsheet brings together health-related data on men and boys, and is part of the Men in Northern Ireland series. This factsheet was written to inform Men's Health Week 2014.