UCL Grand Challenges for Human Well-being
Tackling Age Inequalities: A research agenda
Thursday, 27th February
09:30 – 1:30pm
Haldane Room (off North Cloisters), Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London
Refreshments and lunch will be provided
- Limited spaces are available. Please book early to avoid disappointment.
- This workshop is only open to members of the UCL research community and invited guests.
- Convened by Dr Kate Walters, Senior Clinical Lecturer, Primary Care & Population Health, UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health
This multi-disciplinary cross-faculty workshop aims to bring together expertise from across UCL and generate a research agenda/new collaborations for research on age inequalities.
Whilst there is a large literature on inequalities by social class, gender and geography there has been little empirical research on inequalities by age. General recommendations that presently predominate in ageing policies, whether medical, social or economic are often based on assumptions, and extrapolations from research in other groups. With demographic changes ageing is a highly topical issue, with much debate about how we as a society will cope with rising numbers of older people and limited resources. There is a need to define an agenda for research that both seeks to identify where the greatest age inequalities are arising now and how these may be addressed, and to consider the impact of demographic changes on age inequalities over the coming decades and beyond.
This half-day workshop aims to define a potential research agenda and bring together key interested researchers/experts in UCL to take this agenda forward, and develop ideas for collaborations and funding.
09:00 - 09:30am Coffee/tea, registration
09:30 - 09:45am Welcome, introductions
09:45 - 10:45am: Sharing expertise – what are we doing already on age inequalities or related fields?
(Informal presentations from research groups/individuals)
10:45 – 11:00am: Coffee/tea, networking
11:00 - 12:30pm: Sharing ideas – Scoping and defining a future research agenda.
- Large group ‘brain-storming’ (30mins)
- Small group work to refine ideas (30mins)
- Plenary: prioritising and agreeing an agenda (30mins)
12:30 -1:00pm Lunch, networking
1:00 - 1:30pm Planning the next steps
- Writing up the research agenda
- Ideas for grant funding