The University of Manchester are seeking applications for a post-doctoral Research Associate/Fellow (Grade 6/7, depending on experience) on the project “Urbanisation and Population Ageing: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Ageing in Place in Cities” under the leadership of Professor Tine Buffel on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
The research aims to develop an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to understanding how urban environments can adapt to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse ageing population. To do this the research has conducted a systematic examination of the processes and policy initiatives that shape the experience of ‘ageing in place’ for older populations in seven contrasting cities across the world: Akita [Japan], Bilbao [Spain], Brno [Czech Republic], Brussels [Belgium], Manchester [UK], and Quebec [Canada]. The research has applied a mixed-methods approach drawing upon an interdisciplinary, cross-national comparative framework.
The final 2 years of this five year project (01/03/24-28/02/26) will be centered on qualitative data analysis, publishing, and disseminating the findings from the research. These activities are at the core of the advertised role.
Further details and how to apply can be found here:
The closing date is 20th February 2024.
Please direct any queries to: Tine.firstname.lastname@example.org