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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Inequalities, health and well-being

  • Inequalities in later life
  • Global health, development and ageing
  • Public health and epidemiology
  • Legal, ethical and political aspects of ageing
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Resilience

Our researchers in this area include:

Professor Armando Barrientos

Professor Armando Barrientos is Research Director at the Global Development Institute. He researches the relationship between ageing, wellbeing, and work in developing countries. Armando is particularly interested in the role of social policy in addressing old age poverty and promoting income security.

Professor David French

Professor David French is a health psychologist working on promoting physical activity in older people. He develops and evaluates interventions around walking and walking groups.  He is particularly interested in understanding some of the barriers which prevent people exercising in later life. David also researches the benefits older people hope to get from physical activity, and what features are most attractive to them, as well as what is effective in increasing physical activity.

Professor James Nazroo

Professor James Nazroo is a sociologist and international authority on social determinants of health and wellbeing in later life. He leads a 5-year research project ‘Inequalities in later life frailty and wellbeing’ funded by the UK research councils’ Lifelong Health and Wellbeing programme. James is interested in how inequalities are transmitted across the lifecourse, and in patterns of retirement, and social and civic participation. James also specialises in longitudinal surveys of health and retirement. He helps lead the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), an ongoing study of people aged 50 and over.

Dr Gindo Tampubolon

Dr Gindo Tampubolon is a social statistician interested in understanding how health outcomes change over time in ageing populations. Gindo works with James Nazroo on the project ‘Inequalities in later life frailty and wellbeing’ and uses large data sets including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to draw inferences about frailty and other health outcomes. He also does research in the area of statistical genetics using genome-wide association studies (GWAS) to look at mental health and cognitive function in older adults.