Ageing Lives

Ageing Lives

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.


Further information

For more information about our Ageing Lives cluster, contact cluster lead
Dr Karen West by Email:

Current Projects

We have a number of current projects and research interests, which include:

List of cluster members and their research interests

Click HERE to view our Ageing Lives cluster members and their research interests in healthy ageing.

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Dr Karen West

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.