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The new science of ageing

Alan Walker


This book is a multi-disciplinary examination of ageing, covering everything from basic cell biology, to social participation in later life, to the representations of old age in the arts and literature. An introductory text about the latest scientific evidence on ageing, the book draws on the pioneering New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, the UK's largest research programme in ageing. This programme brought together leading academics from across the arts and humanities, social and biological sciences and fields of engineering and medical research, to study how ageing is changing and the ways in ... More

Keywords: ageing, cell biology, social participation, old age, New Dynamics of Ageing Programme, medical research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781447314660
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314660.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Walker, editor
The University of Sheffield, UK

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Two Understanding ageing: biological and social perspectives

Lynne S. Cox, Penelope A. Mason, Mark C. Bagley, David Steinsaltz, Aneta Stefanovska, Alan Bernjak, Peter V.E. McClintock, Anna C. Phillips, Jane Upton, Joanna E. Latimer and Terence Davis

Three Understanding and transforming ageing through the arts

Michael Murray, David Amigoni, Miriam Bernard, Amanda Crummett, Anna Goulding, Lucy Munro, Andrew Newman, Jill Rezzano, Michelle Rickett, Philip Tew and Lorna Warren

Four Maintaining health and well-being: overcoming barriers to healthy ageing

Sara Arber, Ann Bowling, Andrea Creech, Myanna Duncan, Anna Goulding, Diane Gyi, Susan Hallam, Cheryl Haslam, Aadil Kazi, Liz Lloyd, Janet Lord, MAP2030 team, Mike Murphy, Andrew Newman, Anna C. Phillips, Ricardo Twumasi and Jane Upton

Five Food environments: from home to hospital

Janice L. Thompson, Sheila Peace, Arlene Astell, Paula Moynihan and Alastair Macdonald

Six Participation and social connectivity

Penny Vera-Sanso, Armando Barrientos, Leela Damodaran, Kenneth Gilhooly, Anna Goulding, Catherine Hennessy, Robin Means, Michael Murray, Andrew Newman, Wendy Olphert, Jatinder Sandhu, Philip Tew, Janice L. Thompson, Christina Victor and Nigel Walford

Seven Design for living in later life

Mike Timmins (Chapter Coordinator), Alastair Macdonald, Constantinos Maganaris, Cheryl Haslam, Diane Gyi, Eleanor van den Heuvel, Irene di Giulio, Jane McCann, Martin Maguire, Sheila Peace and John Percival