Dr. Gemma Carney joined the ARK Ageing team in January 2014, and is a Senior Lecturer in Social Policy and Ageing in the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast.
Gemma trained as a political scientist, specialising in gender equality policy (TCD, 2004). A stint as Policy Analyst at the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament in 2007 introduced her to social policy for older people, and she has never looked back.
She is a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology with responsibility for International Liaison. She teaches ageing at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is Programme Director of the Social Policy programme at QUB. Her work has been published in Journal of Aging Studies, Gender and Society, European Journal of Ageing, Journal of Women & Aging and Ageing & Society, of which she is a member of the editorial board.