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Jun 2014

Two new PhD opportunities are available at ICSG. We are looking for suitably qualified people with an interest in questions around ageing and disability. Closing date for applications is 30 June 2014. Further details at: http://www.nuigalway.ie/careers/students/funding_research.html

International Symposium entitled "Advancement of Psychosocial Care and Research in Dementia"

May 2014

Professor Eamon O’Shea participated in the II International Symposium entitled "Advancement of Psychosocial Care and Research in Dementia" held recently at the National Reference Centre for Alzheimer's and Dementia care (CRE Alzheimer) in Salamanca, Spain. S.M Queen Sofia of Spain presided over the II International Symposium. The meeting was organized by the General Foundation of the University of Salamanca, in collaboration with the Foundation Queen Sophia and the CRE of Alzheimer's disease. The meeting provided experts and investigators of the national and international panorama with a space to share knowledge of results from investigations in the context of dementia. Professor O’Shea presented on “Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia Care”.


May 2014

The third ‘Reel Lives Film Festival’, organised by The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (www.icsg.ie) at NUI Galway, is offering free lunchtime screenings of international films and documentaries celebrating ageing across the life-course from 19th-23rd May as part of the Bealtaine Festival. 

ICSG Launches Report on Measuring Social Exclusion for Older People

Apr 2014

The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG) is delighted to announce the launch of an all-island research report on ‘Measuring Old-Age Social Exclusion in a Cross-Border Context’. The research, which was prepared by the ICSG’s Padraic Ward, Kieran Walsh and Thomas Scharf, attempts to measure the extent of social exclusion amongst older people in Ireland and Northern Ireland for the first time, using currently available data and secondary data-analysis.

Marie Curie Action Fellowships at ICSG

Mar 2014
Marie Curie Action Fellowships are European research grants available to researchers to gain experience abroad and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers. This includes both the Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF) and the International Incoming Fellowships (IIF) for experienced researchers.

National Conference: The Best Way Forward - Inclusive Communities for Older People

Oct 2013

Respond! Housing Association in conjunction with The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology will host a national conference on Wednesday 23rd October 2013.

For more details see brochure

Lecture by Visiting Professor - Professor Graham Rowles

Jul 2013

Professor Graham Rowles, is a Professor in the Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky, USA. He holds joint appointments in Nursing, Behavioral Science, Geography and Health Behavior. His research, in the field of environmental gerontology, focuses on the lived experience of aging in different contexts. A central theme of this work is exploration, employing qualitative methodologies, of the changing relationship between elders and their environments with advancing age and the implications of these relationships for health and wellbeing.

ICSG receives four IRC New Foundations Awards

Dec 2012

Four members of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology research team were successful in receiving the Irish Research Council New Foundation Awards.

1.    Dr Kieran Walsh secured an award entitled “Fostering International Collaboration on Social Exclusion and Ageing”.The project aims to enhance international collaboration with respect to dissemination in the field of social exclusion and ageing research.

Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Seminar Series

Jun 2013

In conjunction with the Rural Ageing Observatory, the ICSG welcomes Professor Mark Skinner from Trent University in Canada to deliver a lecture on "The Transformative Role of Voluntarism in Ageing Resource Communities".  This lecture will take place on June 10th at 1pm in the SAC room - CA110, Cairnes Building, NUI Galway.


Rural Ageing Observatory Working Paper 4- Gender and rural ageing in Ireland: profile and key issues

May 2013

This paper is the fourth in a series of briefings that profiles various aspects of ageing in rural Ireland. It draws on newly-available data to provide a gender profile of older Irish people in rural areas and discusses some of the important issues associated with gender and rural ageing, including living arrangements, income, employment, farming, transport and   informal care. It outlines a number of the challenges associated with ageing in rural Ireland for men and women and also describes some of their contributions to their communities, including volunteering and employment.


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