Population ageing is a global phenomenon. Yet it is widely acknowledged that there is still relatively little research on the interconnections between globalization and ageing.
Dr Martin Hyde is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester. He is a sociologist with a long standing interest in ageing and later life and has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and consumption in later life. His new book ‘Ageing and Globalization’ with Prof Paul Higgs is published by Policy Press. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH). He co-ordinates the Integrated Datasets in Europe for Ageing Research (www.idear-net.net) network and is an Associate Editor for Ageing & Society and BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology.