Most recent features
Feature | 10 September 2014 | Academic, General public, Press/media
Most couples who have retired over the last decade have enough wealth to maintain their previous standard of living, according to ifs findings.
Feature | 16 April 2014 | General public
By working with and learning from people in later life good design can contribute to the wellbeing of older people.
Feature | 30 May 2013 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media
Six in ten people over the age of 50 in the uk have not considered how they will finance their retirement years â€“ and a third of people approaching retirement do not know how much income they will receive from their private pensions, according to r ...
Feature | 03 May 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Building on waves 1 and 2 of the main understanding society survey, the first release of health assessment data is now available.
Feature | 19 March 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
When life spans increase, people become more concerned with their rights, pushing societies towards democracy, argues tim dyson of the london school of economics. While this demographic transition has taken 200 years in europe, china might be through ...
Feature | 15 March 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Schools
A house of lords inquiry examining the pressures facing the health service drew heavily on research evidence from the esrc-supported institute for fiscal studies.
Feature | 14 March 2013 | General public, Press/media, Schools
New research on mummies challenges the conventional belief that fatty arteries are caused by unhealthy lifestyles. The study came about through the digging into data challenge, a research initiative co-funded by the esrc.
Feature | 21 February 2013 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
The dispensing of mood-altering drugs to older people in northern ireland increase after they move into care homes, according to research at the centre of excellence for public health northern ireland, co-funded by the esrc.
Feature | 30 November 2012 | General public, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
A report launched today by the institute for fiscal studies and co-funded by the esrc reveals that a third of those approaching retirement report that they find it impossible even to guess how much income they will receive from their private pensions ...
Feature | 05 October 2012 | General public, Press/media, Schools
Stable, nurturing relationships may help you stay fit and healthy, according to new esrc-funded research. The study found that being in supportive relationships with low levels of conflicts and stress may help some individuals keep slim and physicall ...
Most recent case studies
Case Study | 05 June 2014 | General public, International, Press/media, Voluntary sector
A pioneering project in which older women explored their experience of ageing through art provided the impetus for a campaign challenging ageism and sexism through a range of policy and school-based initiatives.
Case Study | 27 September 2010 | General public, Policymakers, Press/media
An esrc research project modelling future trends for uk's ageing population proved pivotal in providing research evidence for the government's reform of social care funding in england.
Case Study | 15 July 2009 | Business, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media
Research from the new dynamics of ageing programme is highlighting the contributions and needs of india's older population to policymakers.
Case Study | 15 November 2007 | Business, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools
Findings from professor thomas scharf's research into older people and social exclusion has informed a charity campaign and encouraged co-operation between charity and community groups in manchester and liverpool.
Most recent press releases
Press Release | 18 October 2013 | Academic, Business, General public, Partnerships, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
A showcase event on monday will celebrate the end of the new dynamics of ageing (nda) programme, the largest and most ambitious research programme on ageing ever mounted in the uk when launched
Press Release | 18 June 2012 | Academic, General public, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
Over the next 20 years the proportion of older people living within the bangladeshi and pakistani communities in the uk will increase significantly according to new research funded by the economic and social research council (esrc).
Press Release | 03 February 2012 | Academic, General public, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector, Voluntary sector
Older people feel that their health problems pose a challenge to their sense of independence, dignity and identity and sometimes the health care they are given makes things worse
Press Release | 03 November 2011 | Academic, General public, Higher education, Policymakers, Press/media, Schools, Voluntary sector
Not many ten-year-olds may have considered what it’s like to be old. But two forthcoming workshops for year 6 children aim to develop childhood understandings of later life and discuss the differences and similarities between people at various ages. ...
Press Release | 03 October 2011 | Academic, International, Policymakers, Press/media, Public sector
Contrary to belief, older people in south africa and brazil become happier as they age. New research suggests that, with the right policies in place, a developing country can significantly improve the wellbeing of its older citizens.
Press Release | 29 September 2011 | Academic, Business, Policymakers, Press/media, Voluntary sector
People with dementia can still make decisions in their everyday lives and with support from partners can continue to do so as their condition advances. This is one of the preliminary findings of a two-year research project funded by the economic and ...
Press Release | 27 July 2011 | Academic, Further education, Policymakers, Postgraduate, Press/media
€4. 2m of funding has been made available to european researchers, with the aim of increasing healthy life expectancy by two years within the european union by 2020.
Press Release | 22 March 2011 | Business, General public, Press/media
Findings from the project entitled 'look at me! images of women and ageing' have revealed the complexity of women's feelings about the images of ageing. These findings are presented in various exhibitions in sheffield, which runs from 9 march to 15 a ...
Press Release | 17 December 2010 | Press/media
Urban planning needs to consider how older people use walking routes as well as public areas, concludes a research council uk-funded research project from the new dynamics of ageing programme. Planning should include a smooth transition between walki ...
Most recent grants
Dr Ellen Poliakoff | Experimental psychology | 31 March 2014
Parkinson’s disease is a common neurological disorder, which has a profound effect on movement. People find it hard to initiate movements and often make smaller movements, such as taking shorter steps. Currently, cues are used to improve people ...
Professor Gillian Livingston | 01 March 2014
The marque programme “managing agitation and raising quality of life” aims to reduce agitation and increase quality of life in people with dementia. Our group has completed a funded systematic literature review on interventions to reduce ...
Ms Jennifer Head | 01 March 2014
With the growth of the older population predicted to continue in coming decades, it is important to understand how to encourage work participation among older people in jobs that will be satisfying and will promote healthy ageing. This research conso ...
Dr Abigail Millings | 24 February 2014
The applying relationships science to contemporary interventions seminar series is a 3-year programme of nine mini-conferences designed to facilitate dialogue around relationships science between key stakeholders in contemporary interventions. Events ...
Professor Paul Watson | Social Geography | 14 February 2014
Many believe that social media data has the potential to give real insights into communities. However, there is a real challenge in unlocking this knowledge due to the enormous size and speed with which the data is generated, and a lack of understand ...
Ms Deborah Smeaton | 31 January 2014
alongside population ageing and falling demographic support ratios, an early retirement culture has arisen among men. Downward employment participation trends have reversed in recent years but have not returned to levels previously seen. T ...
Prof Sarah Vickerstaff | 21 January 2014
Transitions from work to retirement have undergone radical transformation over the past few decades. The project aims to contribute to knowledge about the processes and factors which exert influence on working in later life. The research objectives:
Professor Robert Woods | 01 January 2014
Timely access to services, such as home care, is widely recognised as important for quality of life for people with dementia and their supporters and for reducing health care costs, for example by postponing nursing home placement. However, in practi ...
Professor Linda Clare | 01 January 2014
Enabling people with dementia and carers to ‘live well’ with the condition is a key uk policy objective. The aim of this project is to identify what helps people to live well or makes it difficult to live well in the context of having dem ...
Professor Jane Falkingham | Demography (General) | 01 January 2014
The esrc research centre for population change (cpc) aims to improve our understanding of the key drivers and implications of population change within the uk. The centre is a joint initiative between the university of southampton and a consortium of ...
Most recent outputs
Diana Kuh | 30 September 2014 | No Lead Discipline | End of Grant Report
Key findings res-353-25-0001
Karen Lowton | 30 September 2014 | Sociology | End of Grant Report
Key findings res-062-23-3363
Constantinos Maganaris | 30 September 2014 | Science and Technology Studies | End of Grant Report
Key findings - res-356-25-0037
John Macinnes | 30 September 2014 | Demography | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0046111
Sharon Collard | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Key findings - esk0042631
Jieyu Liu | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Impact report res-000-22-4031
Lynne Cox | 30 September 2014 | Science and Technology Studies | End of Grant Report
Impact report - res-356-25-0016
Glyn Humphreys | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Impact report - res-062-23-3343
Andrew Newman | 30 September 2014 | Social Policy | End of Grant Report
Eoa report - res-189-25-0328
Dominic Abrams | 30 September 2014 | Psychology | End of Grant Report
Eoa report - res-000-22-4530