Sheila Peace

Sheila Peace is Emeritus Professor of Social Gerontology in the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies at The Open University. A social geographer by first discipline Sheila is known internationally as a social and environmental gerontologist.

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The Environments of Ageing

Space, Place and Materiality

Providing the first UK assessment of environmental gerontology, this book enriches current understanding of the spatiality of ageing. It contextualises personal experience in national and local spaces and places, considers the value of intergenerational and age-related living and global to local concerns for population ageing in light of COVID-19.

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Adult lives

A life course perspective

'Adult Lives' is a diverse collection of readings from all stages of life which aim to understand how those living and working together in an ageing society relate to each other. It uses a holistic approach to understanding ageing in adulthood that is applicable to all, including those developing policy and in practice.

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Social interactions in urban public places

This report examines how different people use public spaces and analyses how social interactions vary by age, gender or place.

A free pdf version of this report is available online at www.jrf.org.uk

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Inclusive housing in an ageing society

Innovative approaches

This book is the first to bring together people from the worlds of architecture, social science and housing studies to look at the future of living environments for an ageing society. It uniquely moves beyond the issues of accommodation and care to look at the wider picture of how housing can reflect the social inclusion of people as they age.

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