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Date:10/18/2007

examine preparations for the end of life made by older people with supportive care needs and the factors that can support or undermine a sense of dignity.

  • Dr Lynn McInnes at Northumbria University will explore the relationship between successful ageing in order to determine what sort of interventions could help people maintain their mobility in order to help future generations stay mobile as they get older.

  • Creating a greater understanding of the financial abuse of older people being cared for in the community is the focus of Professor Mary Gilhoolys research at Brunel University. The research will also help us understand how decision making changes as people get older which highlights warning signals for people who may be vulnerable to abuse.

  • Dr Penny Vero-Sanso at Birkbeck College will be looking at ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban South India to see what the impact of liberalisation has been on the livelihoods and welfare of the older urban poor in a developing country.

  • At the University of Manchester, Dr Armando Barrientos will be leading a comparative study of Brazil and South Africa focussing on the relationships between ageing, well-being and development.

  • Using the design of technologies, Professor Peter Wrights research at Sheffield Hallam University aims to promote older peoples engagement with their physical and social environments as a way to encourage new forms of younger people and the wider community, enhancing peoples experiences of growing older.

  • Professor Michael Murray at Keele Universitys research aims to increase understanding of the social, health and psychological processes involved in promoting independence and social engagement among older people in disadvantaged urban communities.

With more people in the UK aged over 60 than below 16 years of age for the first time, according to the 2001 cen
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Contact: Danielle Moore
danielle.moore@esrc.ac.uk
01-793-413-122
Economic & Social Research Council
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