British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual Conference – Do Not Go Gentle: Gerontology and A Good Old Age

Swansea University, 5-7 July 2016

From left: Elizabeth Martin, Sarah Lawrence, Gillian Robinson, Paula Devine, Alexandra Chapman and Gemma Carney

The ARK Ageing Programme team (Elizabeth, Sarah, Gillian, Paula, Alexandra and Gemma) attended the BSG conference, held at the seaside location of Swansea University Bay campus.

Gemma chaired a session focusing on arts and gerontology, which included her paper ‘The Lively Project: using material objects to commuicate the lived experience of longevity’.

Paula gave a paper ‘Building a multidisciplinary research programme in ageing: reflections of an accidental gerontologist’.

Elizabeth’s presentation focused on ‘Protecting participants from harm while researching vulnerable populations: Exploring the substance use of older women who have been victims of domestic abuse’.

Alexandra presented a paper ‘Learning from potential future social care users in Northern Ireland’.

Sarah’s paper was titled ‘Who Cares? Exploring the current policy framework for social care in Northern Ireland prisons’.

Read Gemma Carney’s blog ‘The Future of Gerontology is in Safe Hands‘ on Ageing Issues.