Population change and ageing
Research from the Manchester Institute for Collaboration on Ageing.
Prof Chris Phillipson directs the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA). He also leads an ESRC-funded network exploring the impact of population ageing on urban society.
Researching Age-Friendly Communities
This work is also linked with the research of Dr Tine Buffel (Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow) who is studying the impact of neighbourhood change on older people in three areas of Manchester.
The project builds on a key principle developed by the WHO: the idea of prioritising the role of older people in developing research and action plans to improve the ‘age-friendliness’ of their neighbourhood.
Researching Age-Friendly Cities (2015) - full film
Download the booklet
Researching Age-Friendly Communities: Stories from older people as co-investigators.
Read the case study
Find out more about the case study that summarises the impact of this work.
Frailty, Resilience And Inequality in Later Life
Research on ageing also includes the fRaill project, involving Prof Tarani Chandola and Prof James Nazroo, which sets out to provide an integrated understanding of processes which lead to positive and negative outcomes in later life in the context of social inequalities.
Population research impact case study
Realising the potential of age-friendly cities will require major initiatives at national and local government level – (and the) direct involvement of older people themselves.Prof Chris Phillipson / Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Executive Director MICRA