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Currently writing articles on: How place influences ageing and quality of life amongst older rural women why older rural women work: influencers ageing and temporality: the concept of time and growing older
January 2006 - present
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This paper extends our understanding of employment and gendered rural ageing by examining the latent benefits of paid work for mid-life women in rural Ireland. Existing social gerontology literature deals extensively with manifest financial reasons to work, consequences of gendered pay and pension inequalities, work-related health concerns and the...
Rural place is a significant influencer of the ageing and states of well-being experienced by older women. This paper extends existing knowledge on gendered rural place by examining its influence on mid-life (45-65 years) women in rural Sweden and rural Ireland. This paper also examines rural place identity, self-identity and the enhancement of the...
Older people, social networks, health and quality of life
The aim of this article is to examine and contribute to the existing body of knowledge on gendered rural ageing by exploring, from a lifecourse perspective, the pivotal role of social relationships in shaping the quality of life for rural women at mid‑life and beyond. Quality of life is examined in relation to the contributing factor of social rela...
Examining the role of work and the extended working life in forming social inclusion amongst mid-life rural women
Examining the role that social relationships play in forming social inclusion and a positive quality of life amongst mid-life rural women
Whitaker Institute Presentation, NUI Galway.
RTE Brainstorm website article
Examining the critical role played by social relationships and social inclusion amongst mid-life rural women. Exploring how the quality of presence and quality of social relationships can directly influence social inclusion and social exclusion.
https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0527/1142912-do-swedish-women-regard-nature-differently-to-irish-women/ Examining connections between nature and ageing amongst mid-life women in Ireland and Sweden
What is the importance of how time is perceived amongst older rural women? How do attitudes influence ageing? https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2018/0323/949523-who-knows-where-the-time-goes/
Qualitative study in how rural place influences ageing: https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2020/0527/1142912-do-swedish-women-regard-nature-differently-to-irish-women/