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MICRA PhD Student Conference 15 March 10-4pm

Ageing Research: Developing the next generation of interdisciplinary researchers

From the Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester

Friday 15 March 2013
10.00am – 4.00pm
G306B Jean McFarlane Building, University of Manchester


Professor Dale Dannefer, Case Western Reserve University (Sociology) – Life-Course, Gene-Environment Interaction and the Sociological Imagination

Dr David Lee, University of Manchester (Epidemiology) – AgeUK Fellow – developing a career in ageing research

Dr Alan Marshall, University of Manchester (Social Statistics) and Dr Kris Mekli, University of Manchester (Genetics) – the challenges and benefits of interdisciplinary working using the fRaill product on frailty, resilience and inequality in later life as a case study

Dr Rachel Watson, University of Manchester (Dermatology) – working with industry and business

Dr Matthew Norton (Age UK, Social Research Manager) – Making use of research: a third sector perspective

Chaired by Professor Chris Phillipson (Sociology and Social Gerontology), University of Manchester

This is a free event open to all current PhD students interested in research within the field of ageing, from any discipline (e.g. sociology, nursing, economics, engineering, psychology, medicine, life sciences, computer science, arts, languages etc). Registration closes 6th March 2013. This conference is a student only event and is not aimed at those who supervise PhD students.
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Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing (MICRA) is a research network promoting interdisciplinary and innovative research on all aspects of ageing across the University of Manchester and beyond.  MICRA members – currently around 800 members – receive an e-mailing detailing ageing research related events and activities.  To find out more about MICRA and sign up for free membership at



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