18-20 April 2018 | University of Edinburgh

Our focus in the morning will be to discuss the extent to which contemporary research is able to demonstrate the contribution and value of GSW practice in the various social welfare contexts represented in the SIG meeting.  This discussion forum will be used as a basis for developing research priorities and exploring potential research collaborations.  Our intention will be for the discussion to lead to a clear proposal for taking next steps in developing research collaboration amongst SIG members.

In the afternoon, we will work on developing a proposal for an invited edited collection intended to explore international contemporary issues, challenges, and opportunities for GSW practice, policy and research.  

Program 18.4.2018

Morning session

09:30-10:00     Welcome and short round introduction

10.00-10.45    Gerontological social work research: state of art (prof. Mo Ray and prof. Marjaana Seppänen); sharing examples and updating on current research. 

10.45-11.45   Discussion: potential research priorities

11.45-12.30 Next steps for research collaboration


12:30-13:30     Lunch time


Afternoon session

13:30-13:45     Proposal for invited edited collection

13:45-14:30     Presentation of existing abstracts

14:30-15:00    Identifying potential needs for additional contents for the publication

15:00-15:15    Closing session