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ICSG welcomes visiting fellow, Professor Vanessa Burholt, from Swansea University

Dec 2011

The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology welcomes Professor Vanessa Burholt, Swansea University, as a visiting fellow to its Rural Ageing Observatory. Professor Burholt, a distinguished social gerontologist with a background in sociology and psychology, will be at ICSG from November 2011 until February 2012. Professor Burholt has published widely on such topics as rural ageing; attachment to place in later life; housing and migration of older people (including ethnic minority elders); intergenerational relationships; and support and social relationships of ageing adults. She is particularly interested in participatory research with older people.

During her time at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, Professor Burholt will work with the Centre’s research team to develop its rural ageing research agenda. She will deliver a seminar on 5th December entitled “Attachment to place in rural areas: a multidimensional experience for older people?” at 1pm in Room CA110, in the JE Cairnes Building.