The health and well-being of older people in ageing populations

Thursday, 16 February 2012  Features

Debates about population ageing – focusing on older people themselves and society as a whole - are most advanced in Europe. One source of concern is the perception that family support for older people may be in decline just at the point at which it is most needed.

The latest research on the health and well-being of older people will be discussed at a workshop hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) which is based at the Australian School of Business, UNSW.

Professor Emily Grundy will present results from UK and European research about demographic and other influences on intergenerational support, including kin availability. She will then consider how individual family life issues, such as fertility and marital histories, influence later life health and well-being.

Professor Grundy has worked at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine since 1998 where she is Professor of Demographic Gerontology. Previously she worked at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, where she played a large role in setting up the first UK multidisciplinary MSc course in Gerontology. In May 2012 she takes up a new appointment as the first Professor of Demography at Cambridge University, U.K.

Professor Grundy has published over 200 research papers, book chapters and books. She is past president of the British Society for Population Studies, Secretary-General and Treasurer of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and a member of a number of European and UK scientific advisory and editorial boards.

This lecture is free and open to the public

When: Friday 17 February 2012, 3.30-4.30pm Followed by a cocktail reception 4.30-6.00pm Where: UNSW, ASB Building, ASB Lounge, Level 6, West Wing

Enquiries and RSVP
Amy Brushwood
Phone: 02 9931 9202