Pam Irwin joined the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing in 2018 as a Research Fellow to work with Dr George Leeson to develop research on homelessness among older people.
Pam Irwin graduated with a DPhil in Sociology from the University of Oxford in 2016. Her doctoral thesis was supervised by Dr George Leeson and explored the person and environment related contributors to the development of resilience in two cohorts of older women living on their own in a small community in rural Australia. While her thesis focused on older women, she has also contributed to published research on older men, and environmental health. Pam continues to be interested in issues around resilience, ageing, gender, and rurality.
Irwin, P.M. (2018, July). The impact of changing demography and socioeconomic environments in rural Australia. Paper accepted at XIX International Sociological Association (ISA) World Congress of Sociology, Toronto, Canada.
Irwin, P.M. (2017, September). The intersection of changing demography and socioeconomic environments, and ageing, in a small rural town in Australia. Paper presented at Emerging Researchers Conference, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK.
Irwin, P.M. (2017, July). A comparative analysis of the development of resilience in two cohorts of older women living on their own in a small community in rural Australia. Poster presented at International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Conference, San Francisco, CA.
Irwin, P.M. (2017, May/June). Untangling community resilience through a comparative case study of rural Australia. Paper presented at Canadian Sociological Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Irwin, P.M. (2016, November). Late middle-aged, single women and the risk of homelessness in rural Australia. Paper presented at Gerontological Society of America, Annual Scientific meeting. New Orleans, LA.
Irwin, P.M. (2016, November). The differential responses to changing environments, sustainable development, and community adaptation in rural Australia. Paper presented at Resource, Economy, and Society Research Group (RESRG), Lakehead University, Orillia, Canada.
Irwin, P.M. (2016, October). Exploring the intersectional dynamics between two cohorts of older women living on their own in a small town in rural Australia. Poster presented at Canadian Association on Gerontology, 45th Annual Scientific and Educational meeting, Montreal, Canada.
Irwin, P.M. (2016, August). The experiences of older Australian farmer couples on relinquishing the family farm to later generations. Paper presented at XIV World Congress of Rural Sociology. Ryerson University, Toronto. Canada.
Irwin, P.M. (2016, June). Children and youth’s biopsychosocial health in the context of energy resource activities. Report presented at Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Imagining Canada’s Future Knowledge Synthesis: Energy and Resources, Calgary, Canada.
Links to publicly accessible reports; academic publications available on request.
- Older men and social activity: A scoping review of Men’s Sheds and other gendered interventions
- Children and youth’s biopsychosocial health in the context of energy resource activities