Research Centres

  • Sweden: Ageing Research Centre (ARC)

    The primary goals of the ARC are to carry out and support high-quality ageing research, advance multidisciplinary efforts in ageing research, offer a high-quality educational programme, foster collaborations, develop cross-links between available data-sets, and direct the knowledge into interventions. ARC carries out epidemiological studies on different health related aspects of brain aging and the elderly. Research topics: Risk factors of Alzheimer‘s disease and dementia Multimorbidity and physical functioning Cognitive functioning Brain imaging Gender differences in brain and cognition Pharmacoepidemiology Socio-economic differences in health and ageing Health economy

  • Sweden: Stockholm Gerontology Research Centre

    The core areas of the Centre are research and development. Its task is to “improve living standards for the elderly by utilising and putting into practice experience and research results in areas of particular significance to the situation of the elderly in the community, and to initiate and conduct research and development regarding conditions for the elderly, in our own operations or in partnership with or on behalf of other municipalities or organisations”. The Centre has been responsible for several large projects whose aim is to reinforce workplace learning and the workplace as a form of learning. The Centre is part of the House of Ageing Research, which also comprises the Aging Research Center (ARC) and the Swedish Dementia Centre. The House of Ageing Research functions as a platform for close collaboration on issues concerning the elderly and ageing.

  • UK: Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)

    The Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) at Aston University aims to understand, predict, prevent and intervene with scientific research to facilitate healthy ageing, with a specific focus on the eye, the mind, the metabolism and healing in the context of the psychological, social and policy contexts of ageing lives. Research topics: Ageing eye Ageing mind Ageing metabolism Medicine and devices in Ageing Ageing lives

  • UK: Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA)

    The Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) at the University of Swansea provides a centre of excellence for research and training in the study of ageing. Current research on ageing conducted by Centre members falls into four broad topic areas: 1) Civic and social engagement and participation of older people 2) Environments of Ageing 3) Care provision for older people 4) Chronic conditions, falls and prevention in old age.

  • UK: Centre for Longitudinal Studies

    The Centre for Longitudinal Studies (CLS) is an Economic and Social Research Council resource centre. It is based at the Department for Quantitative Social Science, Institute of Education, University of London. CLS is responsible for running three of Britain’s internationally-renowned birth cohort studies: 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). Cohort studies are a type of longitudinal research. They follow the same group of people throughout their lives, charting social change and untangling the reasons behind it. CLS has produced many research papers relating to older people and its data is accessible to researchers anywhere for non commercial use.

  • UK: Oxford Institute of Ageing

    The global challenge of population ageing is addressed by two research centres: Centre for Migration and Ageing Populations (MAP Centre) James Martin Centre for Policy Challenges of Population Ageing (PCAP) Research topics: Understanding demographic change Demography and economy Demography and society Bio-Demography and health Demography, science and innovation Demography and environment