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DEVELOPING THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUND HEALTHY AGEING (ISCFHA): a technologically enabled ecosystem for healthy ageing.

Sarah Harper and Kenneth Howse

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, July 2019

DEVELOPING THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUND HEALTHY AGEING (ISCFHA): a technologically enabled ecosystem for healthy ageing.


DEVELOPING THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUND HEALTHY AGEING (ISCFHA): a technologically enabled ecosystem for healthy ageing. (PDF, 1.18 MB)

Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan

Zaidi, A. et al (2019) Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan: Findings from a novel research study in a low-income country.

Study sponsored by Age International, Age UK and HelpAge International


Understanding, Beliefs and Treatment of Dementia in Pakistan: Findings from a novel research study in a low-income country. (PDF, 901 KB)

The Ageing of Myanmar’s Farmer Population

Farming, especially paddy production, dominates the agriculture sector of Myanmar and much of this activity is undertaken by smallholder farmers who are growing old.

The report “The Ageing of Myanmar’s Farmer Population: Implications for Agriculture and Food Security” explores how the ageing of Myanmar’s farming population will affect agricultural livelihood patterns and agricultural productivity. It considers three main questions concerning the future age profile of Myanmar’s smallholder agriculture population, the implications of an older farming population for Myanmar’s agricultural future and the broad policy and practice steps which would help Myanmar to best position itself for this future.


Ageing of Myanmar Farmer Population (PDF, 1.97 MB)

Ageing in The Commonwealth

This research was commissioned by the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing – CommonAge and was undertaken by the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford.


Ageing in the Commonwealth (PDF, 5.56 MB)

Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study - Full report

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing (2017) Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study.

Research conducted by the University of Oxford (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing) with support from HelpAge International, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Age International.


Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study - Full report (PDF, 701 KB)

Executive Summary Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study

Howse, K. (2017) Executive Summary Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study.

Research conducted by the University of Oxford (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing) with support from HelpAge International, World Health Organization Regional Office for the Western Pacific and Age International

 


Executive Summary Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study (PDF, 701 KB)

Participatory research methods with children and adolescents of the Karen people in the highlands of Chiang Mai - a research report

Jolliffe, P. (2017). "Participatory research methods with children and adolescents of the Karen people in the highlands of Chiang Mai - a research report", The Vienna Psychoanalyst.


Health of the public in 2040

The Academy of Medical Sciences (2016) Improving the health of the public by 2040: Optimising the research environment for a healthier, fairer future.


Health of the public in 2040 (PDF, 3.06 MB)

Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes. Executive Summary

Hamblin, K.A. (2016) Research Report: Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes. Executive Summary.


Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes. Executive Summary (PDF, 2.28 MB)

Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes.

Hamblin, K.A. (2016) Research Report: Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes.


REPORT: Museums, Oral History, Reminiscence and Wellbeing: Establishing Collaboration and Outcomes (PDF, 3.73 MB)

Foresight Trends | Future of an Ageing Population

Leeson, G., Nanitashvili, N., & Zaloznik, M. (2016). 'Foresight Trends: Future of an Ageing Population' Research Report. May 2016.


Foresight Trends; Future of an Ageing Population (PDF, 833 KB)

The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia

Hamblin, K., et al. The case for investment in technology to manage the global costs of dementia. Policy Innovation Research Unit. April 2016.

 

To obtain a copy of the report please go to the PIRU website.


A Portuguese City Park as a Potential Intergenerational Contact Zone

Azevedo, C. (2016). A Portuguese City Park as a Potential Intergenerational Contact Zone. In Intergenerational Contact Zones: A Compendium of Applications.


Children and youth’s biopsychosocial health in the context of energy resource activities

Irwin, P., Cox, R., Scannell, L., Fletcher, S., Dixon-Bennett, T., Heykoop, C., & Ungar, M. (2016). Children and youth’s biopsychosocial health in the context of energy resource activities. Report for Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Imagining Canada’s Future Knowledge Synthesis: Energy and Resources.


The UK's Ageing Population: Challenges and Opportunities for Museums and Galleries

Hamblin, K.A. & Harper, S. (2016) The UK's Ageing Population: Challenges and Opportunities for Museums and Galleries

Research Report collaboration: The British Museum, The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, and Age Friendly Museums Network.


The UK's Ageing Population: Challenges and Opportunities for Museums and Galleries (PDF, 698 KB)

SENSE - Keeping in touch with technology? Using telecare and assistive technology to support older people with dual sensory impairment

Hamblin, K., Koivunen, E.R., & Yeandle, S. (2016) 'Keeping in touch with technology? Using telecare and assistive technology to support older people with dual sensory impairment'.


SENSE Executive Summary (PDF, 424 KB)
SENSE Final Report (PDF, 669 KB)
SENSE Summary for Participants (PDF, 392 KB)

The AKTIVE project: Summary of our main findings

The AKTIVE project: Summary of our main findings (June 2011 - May 2014). ALIP project funded by Technology Strategy Board.


The AKTIVE project: Summary of our main findings (PDF, 2.02 MB)

AKTIVE - Vol 3 : The AKTIVE project's social, design and prospective hazard research: research methods

AKTIVE - Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life

AKTIVE Consortium. Contributions by Sue Yeandle and Kate Hamblin


Volume 3 (PDF, 997 KB)
Appendix III (PDF, 622 KB)

A meta-ethnography of patients' experience of chronic non-malignant musculoskeletal pain

F. Toye, K. Seers, N. Allcock, M. Briggs, E. Carr, J. Andrews and K. Barker

Health Services and Delivery Research
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)


ISSN 2050-4349 (PDF, 2.60 MB)

Achieving Replacement Level Fertility

Searchinger, T., Hanson, G., Waite, R., Harper, S., Leeson, G. and Lipinski, B. (2013) “Achieving Replacement Level Fertility.” Working Paper, Installment 3 of Creating a Sustainable Food Future. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute.


Achieving Replacement Level Fertility (PDF, 1.18 MB)

AKTIVE - Vol 1 : The role of telecare in meeting the care needs of older people Themes, debates and perspectives in the literature on ageing and technology

AKTIVE - Advancing Knowledge of Telecare for Independence and Vitality in later life

AKTIVE Consortium. Contributions by Sue Yeandle and Kate Hamblin


Volume 1 (PDF, 2.12 MB)

Men’s sheds and other gendered interventions for older men: Improving health and wellbeing. A systematic review and scoping of the evidence base

Milligan, C., Dowrick, C., Payne, S., Hanratty, B., Irwin, P., Neary, D., & Richardson, D. (2013). Men’s sheds and other gendered interventions for older men: Improving health and wellbeing. A systematic review and scoping of the evidence base. Report for the Liverpool-Lancaster Collaborative (LiLaC) and Age UK.

 


Identity and the Population Age Profile

This review was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on the Future of identity in the UK exploring how changes in technology, politics, economics, our environment and demographics will affect the notion of identity. 


Identity and the Population Age Profile (PDF, 320 KB)

People and the Planet

'People and the Planet', a major policy report commissioned by the Royal Society. The study brought together 22 leading experts on global population, consumption and the environment, including representatives from the Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation, the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, and the African Institute for Development Policy, April 2012.  Contribution by Sarah Harper.

 


Full Report (PDF, 5.71 MB)

Carers@work. Interviews with working carers

Project Report from the Carers@Work. The study aimed to identify transferable, innovative solutions that promote the reconciliation of work and care in four EU-member states: Germany; Italy; Poland; United Kingdom.


Summary Report (PDF, 785 KB)

Environment, Migration and the Demographic Deficit

Harper, S. (2011) ‘Environment, Migration and the Demographic Deficit’, Review commissioned as part of the UK Government’s Foresight Project, Migration and Global Environmental Change, October 2011.


Migration and Demographic Change

Sarah Harper

This review commissioned as part of the UK Government’s Foresight Project 'Migration and Global Environmental Change', considers the issues of human migration and global environmental change over the next 50 years. 


PD7: Environment, migration and the demographic deficit (PDF, 291 KB)

This is Living | Good Times: Art for Older People at Dulwich Picture Gallery

Harper, S. and Hamblin, K. (2010) This is Living | Good Times: Art for Older People at Dulwich Picture Gallery.


This is Living | Good Times: Art for Older People at Dulwich Picture Gallery (PDF, 1.72 MB)

Social Security in an Ageing World: Adapting to Demographic Challenges

Harper, S. (2010) Social security in an ageing world: Adapting to demographic challenges. A Social Policy analysis commissioned by the International Social Security Association (ISSA), Switzerland.


Social Policy Analysis (PDF, 229 KB)

World Economic Forum Global Agenda

Council on Ageing Society - Reports 2010

Contribution by: Sarah Harper


Report (PDF, 6.32 MB)

Developing a Social Security System for Malaysia.

Harper, S. ( 2010) Developing a Social Security System for Malaysia. Employers Provident Fund, Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia.


Access to Food in a Changing Climate

Rebecca Whyte, Beth Stewart and Patricia O'Neil

A report in Collaboration with the Environmental Change Institute, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University addressing the impact of a changing climate to vulnerable groups access to food.


Access to food in a changing climate (PDF, 3.21 MB)

Understanding Longevity

Harper, S. & Howse, K. (2008) Understanding Longevity. A report to Lucida


The Future of Retirement

Harper, S. & Leeson, G. (2008) The Future of Retirement.  HSBC Insurance, London.


Redefining Retirement in the Light of Increasing Retirement

Harper, S., Leeson, G. & Howse, K. (2008) Redefining Retirement in the Light of Increasing Retirement. A report to the Life Trust.


The Demographic Challenge

Harper, S. (2008) The Demographic Challenge. Department of Children, School and Families.


The Future of Retirement, 2007

Leeson, G. & Harper, S. (2007) The Future of Retirement. HSBC Insurance, London.


Future of Retirement: The New Old Age. HSBC Global Ageing Survey

Harper, S. & Leeson, G. (2007) Future of Retirement: The New Old Age. HSBC Global Ageing Survey. HSBC Insurance, London.


The Future of Retirement, 2006

Leeson, G. & Harper, S. (2006) The Future of Retirement, 2006. HSBC Insurance, London.


I am not sure you should be talking to me - the Central Office of Information Research Initiative: Communicating with older people.

Harper, S. (2006) “I am not sure you should be talking to me”, the Central Office of Information Research Initiative: Communicating with older people.  Generations Review, 16(1), 25-26.

 


Examples of International Case Law on Age Discrimination in Employment

Harper, S. & Leeson, G. (2005) Examples of International Case Law on Age Discrimination in Employment. Age Partnership Group (APG), Department of Work and Pensions.


Gerontology at the University of Keele: from Adult Education to Institute of Ageing

Harper, S. (2004) Gerontology at the University of Keele: from Adult Education to Institute of Ageing.  Generations Review, 14(1), 28-29.


A profile of Help the Aged

Harper, S. (2004) A profile of Help the Aged. Generations Review, 14(3), 26-27.


Age Concern: Institute of Gerontology London

Harper, S. (2004) Age Concern: Institute of Gerontology London.  Building Bridges to train tomorrow’s gerontologists. Generations Review, 14(2), 27.


Foreign Workers in the Health and Social Care Sector in the United Kingdom.

Leeson, G. & Harper, S. (2004) Foreign Workers in the Health and Social Care Sector in the United Kingdom. Japanese Committee of the International Council of Social Welfare (74 pp plus appendices), Tokyo.


The University of Sheffield: 50 years of Gerontological Research

Harper, S. (2003) The University of Sheffield: 50 years of Gerontological Research. Generations Review, 13(2), 28.


A Lifetime in Ageing: Profile of Sally Greengross

Harper, S. (2003) A Lifetime in Ageing: Profile of Sally Greengross. Generations Review, 13(4), 28.


Ageing Research at Oxford

Harper, S. (2003) Ageing Research at Oxford Generations Review, 13(3), 26-7.


A Lifetime in Ageing – a Profile of Bleddyn Davies

Harper, S. (2003) A Lifetime in Ageing – a Profile of Bleddyn Davies, Generations Review 2003, 13(1), 29.


Invited submission to House of Lords

Harper, S. (2003) Invited submission to House of Lords. Enquiry on Economics of Ageing Societies.


Changing Families as Societies Age

Harper, S. (2003) Changing Families as Societies Age. Research Report 001, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford.


Independent Living in Later Life

Harper, S, Leeson, G. & Levin, S. (2003) Independent Living in Later Life. Report, Department for Work and Pensions, London.


Active Ageing, Social Inclusion and Independence: UK, UN and European Policy Development

Harper, S. & Leeson, G. (2002) Active Ageing, Social Inclusion and Independence: UK, UN and European Policy Development, Working Paper No 802, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford.


Invited submission to consultation on Pensions Green Paper

Harper, S. (2002) Invited submission to consultation on Pensions Green Paper.


Active Ageing, Social Inclusion and Independence: Perspectives from Europe

Harper, S. & Leeson, G.  (2002) Active Ageing, Social Inclusion and Independence: Perspectives from Europe. Working Paper No 902, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford.


Grandparents coming of age

Harper, S. & Zeilig, H. (2000) Grandparents coming of age, Generations Review, 2000, 10(3), 4-7.


A Time to Decide

Harper, S., Harding, T., & Herbert, G. (2000) A Time to Decide. Help the Aged.


Over Use of Emergency Care / Under Use of Primary Care: Chicago’s Elderly African American Populations

Harper, S., Walters, J. & Kaplan, L. (2000) Over Use of Emergency Care / Under Use of Primary Care: Chicago’s Elderly African American Populations. OCPA WP400.


The Royal Commission on Long Term Care

Harper, S. (1998) Report submitted to The Royal Commission on Long Term Care. June.


The Funding of Social Science and Related Research into Ageing and Later Life: a Review of Research Councils

Harper, S. (1998) The Funding of Social Science and Related Research into Ageing and Later Life: a Review of Research Councils, Foundations and other organisations interested in research into ageing. Report to The Nuffield Foundation, January.


The use of emergency care by Chicago’s elderly African American population

Harper, S. (1996) The use of emergency care by Chicago’s elderly African American population. Abstracts of Gerontological Society of America. Washington.


Informal Respite Care: perspectives from the UK and USA

Harper, S. (1993) Informal Respite Care: perspectives from the UK and USA. Abstracts of Institute of British Geographers Conference, Royal Holloway, University of London.


European Behavioural and Social Science Research Section of the International Association of Gerontology

Harper, S. (1992) European Behavioural and Social Science Research Section of the International Association of Gerontology. Generations Review 2(4), 11.


The use of hospitals for informal respite care

Harper, S. (1992) The use of hospitals for informal respite care. Abstracts of British Society of Gerontology Conference, Kent.


Eurolink Age – an European network concerned with older people and issues of ageing

Harper, S. (1992) Eurolink Age – an European network concerned with older people and issues of ageing Generations Review 2(3), 13


Book Review: Counterurbanization in England and Wales

Harper, S. (1991) Book Review: Counterurbanization in England and Wales, Cross, D., 1991. Town Planning Review 16(1).


Issues in comparative gerontology: perspectives from Australia and the UK

Harper, S. (1991) Issues in comparative gerontology: perspectives from Australia and the UK. Report to the Australian Studies Centre, July.


International Ageing

Harper, S. (1991) International Ageing. Generations Review 1(1) 15, University of Swansea.


The impact of elderly migration on rural society

Harper, S. (1991) The impact of elderly migration on rural society. Abstracts: Rural Restructuring, Department of Geography, University of Leicester.


The development of residential homes for the aged in China

Harper, S. (1990) The development of residential homes for the aged in China. Abstracts of Institute of British Geographers Conference University of Glasgow.


The older worker in post-war Britain

Harper, S. (1989) The older worker in post-war Britain. Generations 9 (1), 13-16.


Ageing in urban China: case studies from Shanghai and Beijing

Harper, S. (1989) Ageing in urban China: case studies from Shanghai and Beijing. Abstracts of Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. University of Nottingham.

 


Family networks and community supports for the elderly: some British perspectives

Harper, S. (1988) Family networks and community supports for the elderly: some British perspectives. Proceedings of the Australian Association of Gerontology Brisbane, 12-15.


Book Review: Rural Psychology

Harper, S. (1988) Book Review: Rural Psychology, Childs, A. and Milton, G. (eds) Environment and Planning 20(2), 273.


Perspectives on research and practice with elderly people in rural areas

Harper, S. (1988) Perspectives on research and practice with elderly people in rural areas. Generations 8(3), 18-19.


Initiatives in education and training: ageing societies – teaching gerontology to undergraduate.

Harper, S. (1988) Initiatives in education and training: ageing societies – teaching gerontology to undergraduate. Generations 8(3), 13-15.


Characteristics of caregivers of senile dementia patients

Harper, S. (1988) Characteristics of caregivers of senile dementia patients. Working Paper; Department of Gerontology. University of Utah.


Relationship and residence: implications for the care of demented elderly

Harper, S. (1988) Relationship and residence: implications for the care of demented elderly. Working Paper; Department of Gerontology. University of Utah


Symbolic interactionism and images of the community.

Harper, S. (1987) Symbolic interactionism and images of the community. In Pocock, D. (ed) Humanistic and Experiential Geography. University of Durham Occasional Publication, No 22, 10-33.


Caring for Alzheimer’s patients at home

Harper, S. & Lund, D. (1986) Caring for Alzheimer’s patients at home. Administration on Aging; Utah.


The social construction of old age in post-war Britain

Harper, S. (1986) The social construction of old age in post-war Britain. Working Paper: Department of Social Administration. Goldsmiths College, University of London.