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New! PhD studentship opportunities at Queen's University Belfast (closing date 11 March 2024):

The ARK Ageing Programme was established in 2013, to support engagement between the age and academic sectors.

Since then, we have increased knowledge of ageing and public awareness of key policy challenges through a range of innovative and inter-disciplinary projects, including:

We established the Northern Ireland branch of the British Society of Gerontology, and are active members of Framing Ageing, a trans-disciplinary international network of gerontologists, geriatricians and arts and humanities scholars.  Four of our PhD students graduated and now work as academics or professional researchers. 

Our current projects, publications and activities are listed throughout the ARK site.  Our earlier website, which provides information on our work from 2013 to 2022.  

For further information, please contact Gemma Carney,