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Research Week: The Dawning of a New Era in Ageing Research: Healthy Ageing...
Wed 19 April 2017, 14:30 – 16:00 BST
***Please note that Research Week is an Internal event for Univeristy of Stirling staff only***
Come learn about Scotland’s first longitudinal study of ageing (HAGIS): how it can become your next data resource and how to extend its capacity to global ageing studies (including a demonstration of how to access these data).
Presented by: Professor David Bell and Dr Elaine Douglas, Stirling Management School
The University of Stirling is home to Scotland’s first longitudinal study of ageing: Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS, www.hagis.scot). HAGIS provides data infrastructure for the economic, health and social circumstances of people aged 50 years and over. It will provide open access to anonymised data for researchers from many disciplines and therefore supports multi-disciplinary collaboration. HAGIS also joins the Gateway to Global Aging Data (www.g2aging.org), a platform for population survey data around the world. This resource of harmonised survey datasets use highly cited, validated measures to maximise the capacity to produce high quality, comparative research on an international scale. Ageing survey data are already freely available for England, Ireland (ROI and NI), USA, Mexico, India, Japan and more – and with over 5,500 publications to date, this is a data resource with proven potential! This event will showcase HAGIS data and will demonstrate the ease with which global ageing survey data can be utilised by researchers. Bring along your laptop to follow the demonstration and leave the event with an international dataset at your fingertips!
David Bell, Professor of Economics, is Principal Investigator of HAGIS. He specialises in labour economics and fiscal federalism. He has advised the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish, Westminster and Irish Governments and the House of Lords and is regularly consulted by the media for expert views on long-term care, constitutional change, youth unemployment and education policy.
Elaine Douglas, Research Fellow, is responsible for the day to day management of the HAGIS study. She specialises in public health, health behaviour and health inequalities. Having completed her PhD in Public Health at the home of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (Department of Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL), Elaine has a real vision of what HAGIS can bring to researchers here in Stirling.