Dr Gemma Carney

Gemma is a critical gerontologist and Senior Lecturer in Social Policy at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work where she is also a member of the ARK Ageing team.

Tel: 028 9097 3749, email g.carney@qub.ac.uk


Gemma began her work in the ageing sector in 2007, when she was appointed as the first ever Policy Analyst at the Irish Senior Citizens Parliament, based in Dublin. Her work has been published in Ageing and Society, the European Journal of Ageing, Critical Social Policy and the Journal of Aging Studies.  She has published two books on ageing, the latest Critical Questions for Ageing Societies (with Paul Nash, University of Southern California).  For a full list of Gemma’s publications, click here.

She co-convenes Questions for an Ageing World, a social policy module on the liberal arts degree pathway, with historian Leonie Hannan, School of History, Anthropology, Politics and Philosophy. Key projects have included Dementia in the Minds of Characters and Readers (AHRC) and The Lively Project (Wellcome). From 2015-2020 she served on the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology where she was responsible for international liaison. She joined the Editorial Board of Ageing and Society in 2017.