Meet our team
We are a group of behavioural and public health researchers, including psychologists and economists, specialising in ageing research based at the University of Stirling. We are dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older people in Scotland.
Professor David Bell
David is a Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling. David is providing mentorship and project management support for the HAGIS: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Study and contributing to multiple research packages linked to this work. His main research interests are in the economics of long-term care, the economics of subjective well-being, the Scottish economy, labour economics and the economics of education.
David has a PhD from the University of Strathclyde (1981), an MSc in Econometrics and Mathematical Economics from the London School of Economics (1975), and an MA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Aberdeen (1974).
Dr Elaine Douglas
Elaine, Associate Professor in Ageing & Public Health, is based in the Faculty of Social Sciences, the University of Stirling. She seeks to turn Healthy Ageing in Scotland into reality by providing researchers and policymakers with timely information about the health, social and economic circumstances of older people in Scotland. Elaine is overseeing the management, conduct and reporting of the HAGIS: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery Study. Her research interests are in the social and economic determinants of health, life-course and ageing research, and health-related policy.
Elaine has a PhD in Public Health from University College London (2015), an MSc in Health, Community & Development from the London School of Economics (2009), and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Stirling (2008).