Gunhild Hagestad

Gunhild Hagestad is Professor and Senior Research Fellow at Norwegian Social Science (NOVA), and is a leading expert on life course patterns and the ‘bookend’ generations.

On 25 October 2016, she facilitated a master class Moving beyond age-segregated research: Why linking studies of children, life course and ageing is important at Queen’s University Belfast.   The focus of the event was to bring together PhD students and staff to generate new research questions based on fruitful collaboration between participants representing ageing, life course and childhood studies.  



After Gunhild’s presentation, three discussants gave a short response, highlighting relevant insights from their particular research interests:

  • Professor Madeleine Leonard (Queen’s University Belfast): Generation in childhood studies view slides
  • Dr Gemma Carney (Queen’s University Belfast): Re-constructing how we think about children and older people in the political economy of ageing societies
  • Dr Danielle Blaylock (Queen’s University Belfast): What can we learn from previous theory, research and practice on segregation and integration in Northern Ireland? view slides

A video of these presentations is now available.