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The “absurd but inescapable” world of older people mental health research



Staff, Students, Alumni

Thinking about research in the context of older people and mental health (OPMH) requires a level of complexity perhaps not seen in other areas of adult focused research. This seminar will be developed around the two key concepts. Firstly, older people: Who are they? Are they different to other adults? How does the researcher’s perception of old age affect what they do and do not do? Where does the life course fit in? Secondly, mental health: What is it and can it be defined in old age? What about delineation of different mental illnesses? Integrating these two concepts is a challenging but exciting task. This seminar aims to explore current evidence and knowledge of OPMH with reference to the critical questions such as those outlined above that must be applied to interpret evidence in a meaningful way.

About the speaker

Dr Elizabeth Collier PhD BSc MSc RMN PGCE Lecturer in Mental Health University of SalfordCollier profile

Elizabeth is employed as a lecturer in mental health at the University of Salford and is a registered mental health nurse. Her clinical experience has been gained as a staff nurse (inpatient service for people with severe dementia and an acute assessment ward for older people), a research nurse, a ward manager (acute inpatient care including older people) and a lecturer practitioner. Her education and research interests broadly relate to contemporary recovery concepts, evidence based practice, mental health and ill health in later life, long term mental ill health, life course, age discrimination and dementia. In 2012, she completed a PhD entitled 'A biographical narrative study exploring mental ill health through the life course.

Lunch will be provided from 12:45.
The research seminar will commence at 13:00.
Please accept the invitation only if you will be attending for catering purposes.

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12.45pm - 2.00pmMonday 3rd April 2017

MG26 Myddelton Street Building City, University of London 1 Myddelton Street London EC1R 1UW United Kingdom

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