Workshop: Measuring resilience among older adults
From MICRA and the Frailty, Resilience and Inequality in Later Life (fRaill) project.
One of the biggest challenges in research on successful ageing is understanding what makes some groups of older adults resilient to negative life events that tend to cluster more frequently in later life.
However, before we can uncover the drivers of such resilience, there is still considerable uncertainty in conceptualising and defining what resilience means among older adults.
This workshop brought together leading researchers across different disciplines who have approached the topic using qualitative and quantitative approaches, using a variety of data sources.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
- Professor Pauline Ong, Professor of Health Services Research and Dr Jane Richardson, Senior Lecturer in Health Service Research at Keele University - ‘Measuring’ resilience in older people: mixed methods perspectives'
- Dr Gindo Tampubolon, Research fellow at The University of Manchester - 'Resilience in older English people: Well-being and pain'
- Professor Gopalakrishnan Netuveli, Professor of Public Health, Institute for Health and Human Development (IHHD) at the University of East London - 'The resilience type: Concepts and measurements in secondary data'
- Emeritus Professor David Blane, Faculty of Medicine, School of Public Health at the Imperial College London -'Resilience as bouncing back after adversity: an example'
- Dr Kate Bennett, Reader in Psychology at the University of Liverpool - 'Qualitative Approaches to Resilience in Later Life: Examples from Widowhood, Caregiving, and Poverty'