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Lecturer in Social Policy and Ageing at the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work, Queen's University Belfast

I am a member of ARK, Northern Ireland's social policy hub. My work has evolved over the past number of years from gender and public policy to critical perspectives on policies for ageing societies, also known as critical gerontology. My textbook Critical Questions for Ageing Societies, co-authored with Paul Nash, Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at University of Southern California will be published by Policy Press in September 2020. I am a member of editorial board of Ageing & Society and of the executive committee of the British Society of Gerontology.

The challenge of population ageing is multi-faceted, requiring research evidence from a range of disciplines. As a result, all of my work has tended to be inter-disciplinary, involving collaboration with university and community partners.

I am keen to support applications for postgraduate research in any of the above areas but especially on furthering our understanding of ageing and older people, and the implications of policy design for citizenship.


  • –present
    Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast