Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference

  • 2014 Special Focus: Diversity in Aging
  • 7–8 November 2014
  • The Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester, UK

At A Glance

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

210+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference.

30

Countries represented.

2014 Special Focus: Diversity and Aging

The special focus of this year's conference is "Diversity and Aging." This focus seeks to explore the social and cultural diversity in later life in the topic areas of sexuality, ethnicity, culture, gender and health. There are two main questions that also arise in relation to diversity and aging. The first is what are the experiences of aging that tend to be marginalized in research and practice? The second is how do we challenge the ideas and concepts about the aging process and seek out new ways of understanding aging? Exploring these issues and questions will shed light on the complex and dynamic nature of experiences of aging and address gaps in existing research and knowledge.

Plenary Speakers

The Aging and Society: Fourth Interdisciplinary Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

James Nazroo

James Nazroo

Professor, Sociology, University of Manchester, UK

"Ethnic/Racial Inequalities in Later Life: What Can We Learn From the UK?"

Sharon Wray

Sharon Wray

Associate Director, Centre for Applied Childhood Studies, University of Huddersfield, UK

"Ageing Across the Life Course: The Significance of Difference and Diversity"

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2014 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Sarah Finlay

Sarah Finlay

Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Linda Kirkman

Linda Kirkman

La Trobe University, Bendigo Campus, Australia

Magen Mhaka

Magen Mhaka

University of Sydney, Australia

Valencia Montgomery

Valencia Montgomery

University of Illinois-Chicago, USA

Katrina Navallo

Katrina Navallo

University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Beverley Preddie

Beverley Preddie

University of Westminster, UK

Aoife Prendergast

Aoife Prendergast

Institute of Technology, Ireland

Nelya Rakhimova

Nelya Rakhimova

Dresden Leibniz Graduate School, Germany

Jolien Vos

Jolien Vos

University of Lincoln, UK

Chia-Ming Yen

Chia-Ming Yen

National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan