As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The International Longevity Centre have published a major new report about the challenges facing older workers, The missing million: illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s. This is the first in a series of three reports being published on this topic over the next year. Read the report here.
After approval by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union in October, the new European Commission, made up of the elected Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, a First Vice-President, Frans Timmermans, 5 Vice-Presidents and 20 Commissioners, entered into office on 1st November 2014 for a five year mandate (until 31 October 2019).
Long-term shift work has an ageing effect on the brain that leads to an impaired ability to think and remember, a study from the University of Toulouse has found. A decade or more working rotating shifts was associated with a loss of brain function equivalent to 6.5 years of age-related cognitive decline, the research showed. Read more here.
The Institute of Public Health in Ireland is inviting applications for the role of Public Health Development Officer (1 year fixed contract starting January 2015). Click here to download the job description. To apply for this position, please forward a letter of application and a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 20th October 2014.
October 1 2014 saw the annual publication of Help Age International’s Global Age Watch Index for 2014. The Republic of Ireland (ROI) was ranked 17th, a drop of five places from the 2013 index. Meanwhile the UK was ranked 11th, jumping up two places from its 2013 ranking.
The University of Kent is offering a PhD opportunity to work on one of the work packages in the ESRC/MRC funded research programme on Uncertain Futures: Managing Late Career Transitions and Extended Working Life. The programme involves a consortium of research colleagues from 7 Universities, the Institute of Occupational Medicine and the International Longevity Centre UK. The post holder will work with other colleagues at Kent, Edinburgh, Bath, Manchester and Leeds on Work Package 3: Workplace case studies.
A new Research Bulletin published by the ESRI and Trinity College Dublin today (Friday August 15th 2014) reports on a study which examined whether people who experienced childhood sexual abuse (CSA) suffered long-term economic consequences in terms of lower attachment to the labour market and/or lower incomes.
‘Fuller Working Lives: a framework for action’ explains how working longer can benefit individuals, businesses, society and the economy. It sets out a number of new actions we will take to help people have fuller working lives. It is a publication from the UK's Department for Work and Pensions .Read the publication here.
The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is now recruiting for a research fellow. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a genuine interest in the societal consequences of population ageing; an engaging writing style that can stimulate policy-makers; and an enquiring mind-set that can challenge the misconceptions around population ageing and older people. The closing date for applications is 23:00 on the 10 September 2014. Read more here.