The ageing process impacts our everyday lives in diverse ways. In this cluster, we examine how different individuals and communities are enabled or deterred from healthy ageing. We consider the delivery and impact of health and care policies, as well as attitudes and beliefs towards issues such as medicines management and keeping active.
For more information about our Ageing Lives cluster, contact cluster lead Dr Karen West by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have a number of current projects and research interests, which include:
Dementia care, conversation and communication
Facilitating sport and exercise in older people and the impact on wellness and social functioning
Quality of life and age-related macular degeneration
Risk and safety issues for older adults
Public policies that affect the lives of older people
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Ageing Lives Lead
Karen’s substantive research focus is on health, social care and the policy and politics of ageing. She is currently involved in two ageing-related research projects: one which examines life in retirement communities and the other which examines the extension of working life in a context of recession and austerity.