Resilience in old age has many dimensions. Older people may experience difficulties and be vulnerable in one aspect of their lives, but have many resources and strengths in another.
Janine is an Associate Professor in Population Health at the University of Auckland. She is a geographer and gerontologist, and uses a critical positive ageing framework. Her research encompasses three disciplinary areas: social/health geographies, critical social gerontologies, and community health; and link three themes: care, place, and ageing. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and reports on topics including older people’s resilience, wellbeing and identity, and strengths-based approaches to ageing, homes and communities as sites or landscapes of care, the contextualised experiences of family or ‘lay’ caregivers at home and in communities in light of social and political change; and health-care access for marginalised groups.