European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA) conference 2022
26th-29th July 2022
How have caring responsibilities of people aged over 50 who live in Scotland have been during the pandemic?
This presentation looked at how these caring responsbilities have been challenged, amplified or, at times, addressed creatively by those living in Scotland who are aged over 50.
The paper was co-produced and presented by Dr Cristina Douglas and two of our co-researchers, Mrs Christine Ritchie and Mrs Ann Smith.
Scottish Economic Society conference 2022
25th-27th April 2022
The first presentation from the HAGIS COVID Impact and Recovery Study outlined the HAGIS survey and detailed the methods and sample in the second wave of data collection (presented by Dr Elaine Douglas.)
Preparing for the future III – tackling key challenges facing longitudinal population studies in a post-COVID world
18-20 January 2022
An online event hosted by CLOSER, UCL Social Research Institute, London, UK
Dr Tamara Brown presented on the behalf of the HAGIS team at the CLOSER 2022 Conference
The COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey: how COVID-19 fear impacts social, health and economic recovery from the pandemic in people aged over 50
Stirling University has partnered with Generation Scotland to advance Scotland’s first comprehensive longitudinal study of ageing. COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Survey is a new Healthy AGeing in Scotland (HAGIS) study exploring how COVID-19 fear may impact social, health and economic recovery from the pandemic in people aged 50+. We have recruited a group of volunteer co-researchers aged 50+ who have co-produced materials for the survey, survey questions, and a co-researcher page on the new website: https://www.hagis.scot.
To support team cohesion and engagement we have used a mix of online meeting rooms, phone calls and emails. The plan was to start with a virtual group and then, as restrictions relax, move to more in-person activities but this has not yet been possible. Co-researchers have been particularly valuable in identifying key areas of concern, shaping survey questions, and writing recruitment scripts. Co-researchers report benefits with the online group providing support and shared experiences throughout the pandemic. The value of co-production with people that reflect a cohort of interest should not be underestimated and should be built-in to new longitudinal studies.
The 50th British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference
7-9 July 2021
An online event hosted by Lancaster University, UK
Dr Elaine Douglas presented at the 50th British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference about new HAGIS COVID-19 Study.
Douglas, E. The Impact of COVID-19 Fear: Evidence To Inform Social, Health And Economic Recovery - A Healthy AGeing in Scotland (HAGIS) Study.
Conference on Cross-Country Analysis of Retirement, Health, and Well-Being
29-30 October 2018
University of Southern California, USA
Prof. David Bell, Dr David Comerford and Dr Elaine Douglas presented findings on the subjective life expectancy among older people in Scotland at the International Conference on Cross-country Analysis of Retirement, Health and Well-being in the USA.
Bell, D.N.F., Comerford, D & Douglas, E. A Cross-Analysis of Subjective Life Expectancy: Effects of Population Characteristics and Elicitation Procedures.
The 5th International Long-term Care Policy Network (ILPN)
10-12 September 2018
Dr Elaine Douglas and Prof. David Bell presented findings on older people's capabilities and contributing factors at the International Long-term Care Policy Network Conference in Vienna.
Douglas, E & Bell, D.N.F. Measuring Older People’s Capabilities & Their Determinants
2017 SLLS Society for Longitudinal & Lifecourse Studies
27-29 August 2017
Dr Elaine Douglas and Prof. David Bell presented preliminary findings on wellbeing and inequalities from the Healthy AGeing in Scotland Study at the Society for Longitudinal & Lifecourse Studies.
Douglas, E & Bell, D.N.F. HAGIS: Wellbeing and Inequalities
SYMPOSIUM: Economic Policy in Ireland & Scotland
27 March 2017
Dr Elaine Douglas and Prof. David Bell presented early findings from Healthy AGeing in Scotland Study at the Economic Policy in Ireland and Scotland Symposium
Douglas, E & Bell, D.N.F. HAGIS: Engagement with health behaviours in an ageing Scottish population
British & Irish Longitudinal Studies Annual Conference
8-9 November 2016
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Prof. David Bell and Dr Elaine Douglas presented introductory material about Healthy AGeing in Scotland study at the BILS Annual Conference in Belfast.
Bell, D.N.F & Douglas E. Healthy AGeing in Scotland