Aim of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
The ICSG is a multidisciplinary research centre on ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally.
Developing and promoting social and economic aspects of ageing in Ireland to support a holistic and positive view of ageing and act as a source for all involved in ageing in Ireland
The Rural Ageing Observatory, is located in the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
We conduct primary research, to prepare a range of publications that inform research, policy and practice relating to rural ageing, and engage in collaborations with a range of stakeholders involved in rural ageing.
The Lifecourse Institute at NUI Galway brings together three Research centres in the university with a focus on older people, families & children and persons with disabilities.
Its primary function is to produce research that supports innovative policy reform across the lifecycle that enables citizens to achieve their potential and live fulfilling and productive lives.
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New book explores ageing through austerity
The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology are delighted to announce the publication of a new edited volume on ‘Ageing Through Austerity: Critical Perspectives from Ireland’
Building on nine years of research and social policy work at the ICSG, and edited by Kieran Walsh, Gemma Carney and Áine Ní Léime, the book brings together chapters from an interdisciplinary set of researchers on ageing in Ireland and presents state of the art knowledge and analysis on key issues affecting older people during the economic recession. These include: citizenship, social participation, work and pensions, ageing and supportive communities, dementia care, and social inclusion and exclusion. The book also features contributions from international scholars such as Alan Walker and Chris Phillipson.
The book is available from www.policypress.co.uk