Alison Herbert

Alison Herbert
National University of Ireland, Galway | NUI Galway · Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

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Introduction
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
Additional affiliations
January 2006 - present
National University of Ireland, Galway
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • P/T teacher of Communications to engineering students: writing skills, oral presentations, video presentations, poster production
Education
September 2010 - March 2017
National University of Ireland, Galway
Field of study
  • Social Gerontology

Publications

Publications (11)
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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...
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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...
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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...
Presentation
Examining the role of work and the extended working life in forming social inclusion amongst mid-life rural women
Presentation
Examining the role that social relationships play in forming social inclusion and a positive quality of life amongst mid-life rural women
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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.

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How do I create a free DOI in Researchgate?

Projects

Projects (9)
Project
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
Archived project
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/
Project
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/