This unique book represents the first multi-disciplinary examination of ageing, covering everything from basic cell biology, to social participation in later life, to the representations of old age in the arts and literature.
A comprehensive introductory text about the latest scientific evidence on ageing, the book draws on the pioneering New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK’s largest research programme in ageing. This programme brought together leading academics from across the arts and humanities, social and biological sciences and fields of engineering and medical research, to study how ageing is changing and the ways in which this process can be made more beneficial to both individuals and society.
Comprising individual, local, national and global perspectives, this book will appeal to everyone with an interest in one of the greatest challenges facing the world – our own ageing.
"This book contains some of the findings from the wide range of topics which were funded under the important NDA programme. They are a tribute to all the researchers involved" Anthea Tinker, Kings College London
"An outstanding collection of studies drawn from a major international research programme. Provides a benchmark against which future research into ageing will be measured"
Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester, UK
Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at The University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, holds lifetime achievement awards from the British Gerontological Society and the Social Policy Association and was the ESRC’s first Impact Champion (2013). He directed the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme 2005-14.
Towards a new science of ageing ~ Alan Walker;
Understanding ageing: biological and social perspectives ~ Lynne S. Cox, Penelope A. Mason, Mark C. Bagley, David Steinsaltz, Aneta Stefanovska, Alan Bernjak, Peter V.E. McClintock, Anna C. Phillips, Jane Upton, Joanna E. Latimer and Terence Davis;
Understanding and transforming ageing through the arts ~ Michael Murray, David Amigoni, Miriam Bernard, Amanda Crummett, Anna Goulding, Lucy Munro, Andrew Newman, Jill Rezzano, Michelle Rickett, Philip Tew and Lorna Warren;
Maintaining health and well-being: overcoming barriers to healthy ageing ~ Sara Arber, Ann Bowling, Andrea Creech, Myanna Duncan, Anna Goulding, Diane Gyi, Susan Hallam, Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Liz Lloyd, Janet Lord, MAP2030 team, Mike Murphy, Andrew Newman, Anna C. Phillips, Ricardo Twumasi and Jane Upton;
Food environments: from home to hospital ~ Janice L. Thompson, Sheila Peace, Arlene Astell, Paula Moynihan and Alastair Macdonald;
Participation and social connectivity ~ Penny Vera-Sanso, Armando Barrientos, Leela Damodaran, Kenneth Gilhooly, Anna Goulding, Catherine Hennessy, Robin Means, Michael Murray, Andrew Newman, Wendy Olphert, Jatinder Sandhu, Philip Tew, Janice L. Thompson, Christina Victor and Nigel Walford Irene di Giulio, Jane McCann, Martin Maguire, Sheila Peace and John Percival;
Design for living in later life ~ Mike Timmins, Alastair Macdonald, Constantinos Maganaris, Cheryl Haslam, Diane Gyi, Eleanor van den Heuvel,;
A new policy perspective on ageing ~ Alan Walker.