• Social gerontology, care policies and care services for older people and their families and carers
  • Long-term care resources and service integration
  • Workforce issues in care of older people
  • Partnerships and participation
  • Cross-national comparison 

Grants and Grant-Related Activities  

  • Managing a linked PhD studentship (with Prof. J. Rusted). ‘Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active life: Living well with dementia (IDEAL)’, £ 4 million project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the National Institute for Health Research, with Bangor University as lead on the project with Cardiff University, Brunel University, the London School of Economics, King’s College London, the Research Institute for the Care of Older People, the Alzheimer’s Society and Innovations in Dementia CIC (2014-2018).
  • Migrant care workers in Taiwan and England: work and life balance (with Prof. L.R.Wang), Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, £5340.00 (2014-2015)

Doctoral and Postgraduate Supervision

  • Ann Anka (DSW 2011-2014), User participation in social work education
  • Michael Lynch (DSW 2011-2015), Biofeedback and behavioural modification group work in a school based intervention in Sweden
  • Andrea Jones (PhD, ESRC funded), Seniors' in cooperative and co-housing communities: expectations of choice, control and care and well being
  • Rachel Clark (PhD, IDEAL Project-linked ESRC studentship), Wellbeing, work and live balance and cognitive performance of family working carers who care for people with Dementia