Research Projects
Growing Older
The ESRC Research Programme on Extending Quality of Life


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Projects funded under the Growing Older Programme

Principal Investigator
Title of Project
Sara Arber
Older Men: Their Social World and Healthy Lifestyles
John Baldock
Coping with Life and Using Services: How Older People Over 75 Maintain Their Dignity and Self-esteem when Faced with a Limiting Physical Condition
Graham Beaumont
Quality of Life of the Healthy Older People: Residential Setting and Social Comparison Processes
Kate Bennett
Older Widow(er)s: Bereavement and Gender Effects on Lifestyle and Participation
David Blane
Influences on Quality of Life in Early Old Age
Ann Bowling
Adding Quality to Quantity: Older People's Views on their Quality of Life and its Enhancement
Elizabeth Breeze
Inequalities in Quality of Life Among People Aged 75 and Over Living in the Community
Jabeer Butt
Quality of Life and Social Support Among Older People from Different Ethnic Groups
Lynda Clarke
Grandparenthood: its Meaning and Contribution to Older People's Lives
Peter Coleman
Spiritual Beliefs and Existential Meaning in Later Life: The Experience of Older Bereaved Spouses
Maria Evandrou
Family, Work and Quality of Life: Changing Economic and Social Roles
Mary Gilhooly
Transport and Ageing: Extending Quality of Life for Older People via Public and Private Transport
Mary Gilhooly
Quality of Life and Real Life Cognitive Functioning
Mary Maynard
Empowerment and Disempowerment: Comparative Study of Afro-Caribbean, Asian and White British Women in their Third Age
Kevin McKee
Evaluating the Impact of Reminiscence on Quality of Llife of Older People
Chris McKevitt
An Anthropological Investigation of Lay and Professional Meanings of Quality of Life
James Nazroo
Ethnic Inequalities in Quality of Life at Older Ages: Subjective and objective components
Sheila Peace
Environment and Identity in Later Life: A Cross-setting Study
Ivan Robertson
Older People's Experience of Paid Employment: Participation and Quality of Life
Thomas Scharf
Older People in Deprived Neighbourhoods: Social Exclusion and Quality of Life in Old Age
Susan Tester
Exploring Perceptions of Quality of Life of Frail Older People During and After the Transition to Institutional Care
Christina Victor
Loneliness, Social Isolation and Living Alone in Later Life
Lorna Warren
Older Women's Lives and Voices: Participation and Policy in Sheffield
Alexandra Withnall
Older People and Lifelong Learning: Choices and Experiences

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