Judith Phillips is Deputy Principal (Research) at the University of Stirling and Professor of Gerontology. Her research interests are in the social, behavioural and environmental aspects of ageing. Before joining the University Judith Phillips was Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Director of the Research Institute for Applied Social Sciences at Swansea University which sought to strengthen social sciences across the University and embed a social science perspective in Engineering and Medicine. She was also Director of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research for Wales and the School for Social Care Research in Wales.
Following a geography degree at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, she went to study at Stockholm University, Jesus College, Oxford and UEA, Norwich, where she worked as a researcher and a lecturer before joining the Centre for Social Gerontology at the University of Keele in 1993. Judith returned to Wales in 2004 to set up the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University.
She has received recognition for her scholarship through numerous Fellowships: the Gerontological Society of America; the British Society of Gerontology; the London School of Economics, New College, Oxford and the Swedish Universities of Umeå and Lund. In 2013 she was awarded an OBE for Services to Older People.
Professor Phillips has been highly active in shaping the UK's gerontological research landscape and her applied research has impacted on government policy. Professor Phillips has an impressive track record of research grant capture across many disciplines. Her many publications on social work and older people are extensively used by students, with translations made into several languages. She has extensive links with both the Welsh and UK governments, social services departments and Welsh business. Between 2008 and 2010 Professor Phillips was President of the British Society of Gerontology. She was part of the Futureage group developing the roadmap for ageing research under EU Horizon 2020. In addition, Professor Phillips is executive member of the Global Social Initiative on Ageing - part of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics. In 2016 Judith Phillips chaired the Welsh Government Expert Group on Housing an Ageing Population.
Recent Grants include
2015-2020 £8m EPSRC for The CHERISH-DE Centre - Challenging Human Environments and Research Impact for a Sustainable and Healthy Digital Economy (Co-I)
2015-2018 £1.8m Health and Care Research Wales for Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (PI)
2015-2018 £1.5m NISCHR School for Social Care Research (PI)
2013-2020 £8m for the ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre (Co-applicant) Centre for the improvement of population health through e-health research (cipher) - the Farr institute for health informatics research (capital), also Farr funding from Welsh Government (£3.5m) and CADRE funding from ESRC (£2.05m).
Phillips J (2018) Planning and design of ageing communities. In: Skinner M, Andrews G & Cutchin M (eds.) Geographical Gerontology: Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches. Routledge Studies in Human Geography. London: Routledge, pp. 68-79. https://www.routledge.com/Geographical-Gerontology-Perspectives-Concepts-Approaches/Skinner-Andrews-Cutchin/p/book/9781138241152
Wennberg H, Phillips J & Stahl A (2018) How older people as pedestrians perceive the outdoor environment - methodological issues derived from studies in two European countries. Ageing and Society, 38 (12), pp. 2435-2467. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0144686X17000666
Phillips J, Walford N, Hockey A, Lewis M & Foreman N (2018) Negotiating Unfamiliar Environments. In: Walker A (ed.) The new dynamics of ageing, Vol 2. The new dynamics of ageing. Bristol: Policy Press, pp. 35-51. https://policypress.co.uk/the-new-dynamics-of-ageing-volume-2#book-detail-tabs-stison-block-content-1-0-tab2
Phillips J & McGee S (2018) Future ageing populations and policy. In: Curl A & Musselwhite C (eds.) Geographies of Transport and Ageing. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 227-250. https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9783319763590; https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76360-6_10
Walford N, Phillips J, Hockey A & Pratt S (2017) Assessing the needs of older people in urban settings: integration of emotive, physiological and built environment data. Geo: Geography and Environment, 4 (1), Art. No.: e00037. https://doi.org/10.1002/geo2.37
Ray M, Milne A, Beech C, Phillips J, Richards S, Sullivan MP, Tanner D & Lloyd L (2015) Gerontological Social Work: Reflections on its Role, Purpose and Value. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (4), pp. 1296-1312. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bct195
Phillips J, Dobbs C, Burholt V & Marston H (2015) Extracare: Does it promote resident satisfaction compared to residential and home care?. British Journal of Social Work, 45 (3), pp. 949-967. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bct185
Ormerod M, Newton R, Phillips J, Musselwhite C, McGee S & Russell R (2015) How can transport provision and associated built environment infrastructure be enhanced and developed to support the mobility needs of individuals as they age?. Government Office for Science. London.
Kylberg M, Lofqvist C, Tomsone S, Phillips J, Liepina Z & Iwarsson S (2015) A European Perspective on the Service Delivery Systems for Assistive Technology – Differences and Similarities Between Latvia and Sweden. Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, 30 (1), pp. 51-67. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10823-014-9255-4
Tales A, Wilcock GK, Phillips J & Bayer A (2014) Is there more to subjective cognitive impairment than meets the eye? A perspective. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 41 (3), pp. 655-661. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-132414
Parkhurst G, Galvin K, Musselwhite C, Phillips J, Shergold I & Todres L (2014) Beyond transport: understanding the role of mobilities in connecting rural elders in civic society. In: Hennessy C, Means R & Burholt V (eds.) Countryside Connections: Older people, Community and Place in Rural Britain. London: Policy Press, pp. 125-158. http://policypress.universitypressscholarship.com/view/10.1332/policypress/9781447310303.001.0001/upso-9781447310303
Richards S, Sullivan MP, Tanner D, Beech C, Milne A, Ray M, Phillips J & Lloyd L (2014) On the edge of a new frontier: Is gerontological social work in the UK ready to meet twenty-first-century challenges?. British Journal of Social Work, 44 (8), pp. 2307-2324. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bct082
Lloyd L, Tanner D, Milne A, Ray M, Richards S, Sullivan MP, Beech C & Phillips J (2014) Look after yourself: Active ageing, individual responsibility and the decline of social work with older people in the UK. European Journal of Social Work, 17 (3), pp. 322-335. https://doi.org/10.1080/13691457.2013.829805
Hockey A, Phillips J & Walford N (2013) Planning for an Ageing Society: Voices from the Planning Profession. Planning Practice and Research, 28 (5), pp. 527-543. https://doi.org/10.1080/02697459.2013.820039
Kylberg M, Lofqvist C, Phillips J & Iwarsson S (2013) Three very old men's experiences of mobility device use over time. Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 20 (5), pp. 397-405. https://doi.org/10.3109/11038128.2013.779321
Phillips J, Walford N, Hockey A, Foreman N & Lewis M (2013) Older people and outdoor environments: Pedestrian anxieties and barriers in the use of familiar and unfamiliar spaces. Geoforum, 47, pp. 113-124. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.04.002
Ray M & Phillips J (2012) Social work with older people. 5th ed. Practical Social Work Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/Social-Work-with-Older-People/?K=9780230300477
Snooks H, Anthony R, Chatters R, Cheung W, Dale J, Donohoe R, Gaze S, Halter M, Koniotou M, Logan P, Lyons R, Mason S, Nicholl J, Phillips C & Phillips J (2012) Support and assessment for fall emergency referrals (SAFER 2) research protocol: Cluster randomised trial of the clinical and cost effectiveness of new protocols for emergency ambulance paramedics to assess and refer to appropriate community-based care. BMJ Open, 2 (6), Art. No.: e002169. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002169
Lewis M & Phillips J (2012) Older people's cardiac responses as indicators of stress in familiar and unfamiliar environments. Psychophysiology, 49 (4), pp. 478-483. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01321.x
Phillips J, Walford N & Hockey A (2011) How do unfamiliar environments convey meaning to older people? urban dimensions of placelessness and attachment. International Journal of Ageing and Later Life, 6 (2), pp. 73-102. http://www.ep.liu.se/ej/ijal/2011/v6/i2/a04/ijal11v6i2a04.pdf
Walford N, Samarasundera E, Phillips J, Hockey A & Foreman N (2011) Older people's navigation of urban areas as pedestrians: Measuring quality of the built environment using oral narratives and virtual routes. Landscape and Urban Planning, 100 (1-2), pp. 163-168. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2010.12.006
Phillips J, Ajrouch KJ & Hillcoat-Nalletamby S (2010) Key concepts in social gerontology. SAGE key concepts. Los Angeles, CA, USA ; London: SAGE. https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/key-concepts-in-social-gerontology/book229197#contents
Phillips J, Walford N, Foreman N, Hockey A, Lewis M, Samarasundera E & DelAguila M (2010) Older people's use of unfamiliar space (OPUS). NDA Findings, 4. Sheffield: New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/assets/files/NDA%20Findings_4.pdf
Snooks H, Cheung W, Close J, Dale J, Gaze S, Humphreys I, Lyons R, Mason S, Merali Y, Peconi J, Phillips C, Phillips J, Roberts S, Russell I & Sanchez A (2010) Support and Assessment for Fall Emergency Referrals (SAFER 1) trial protocol. Computerised on-scene decision support for emergency ambulance staff to assess and plan care for older people who have fallen: Evaluation of costs and benefits using a pragmatic cluster randomised trial. BMC Emergency Medicine, 10 (1), Art. No.: 2. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-227X-10-2
Ray M, Bernard M & Phillips J (2009) Critical issues in social work with older people. Reshaping Social Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/Critical-Issues-in-Social-Work-With-Older-People/?K=9781403991256
Phillips J & Martin-Matthews A (2008) Blurring the boundaries: Aging and caring at the intersection of work and home life. In: Martin-Matthews A & Phillips J (eds.) Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Ehrlbaum Associates, pp. 245-254.
Martin-Matthews A & Phillips J (2008) Introduction. In: Martin-Matthews A & Phillips J (eds.) Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Ehrlbaum Associates, pp. xxiii-xxix.
Phillips J & Bernard M (2008) Work and care: Blurring the boundaries of space, place, time, and distance. In: Martin-Matthews A & Phillips J (eds.) Aging and Caring at the Intersection of Work and Home Life: Blurring the Boundaries. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Ehrlbaum Associates, pp. 85-105.
Bernard M & Phillips J (2007) Working carers of older adults: What helps and what hinders in juggling work and care?. Community Work and Family, 10 (2), pp. 139-160. https://doi.org/10.1080/13668800701270075
Phillips J & Burholt V (2007) Ageing in Wales: policy responses to an ageing population. Contemporary Wales, 19 (1), pp. 180-197. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/uwp/cowa/2007/00000019/00000001/art00012
Phillips J (2006) Older Adults in Europe. In: Berkman B (ed.) Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 959-966. https://global.oup.com/academic/product/handbook-of-social-work-in-health-and-aging-9780195173727?cc=gb〈=en&
Phillips J (2006) Crime and older people: The research agenda. In: Wahidin A & Cain M (eds.) Ageing, Crime and Society. Cullompton: Willan Publishing, pp. 53-70. https://www.routledge.com/products/9781843921523
Phillips J, Ray M & Ogg J (2003) Ambivalence et conflit dans les familles vieillissantes: Perspectives Européennes [Ambivalence and conflict in ageing families: European perspectives]. Retraite et Societe, 38 (1), pp. 77-103. http://www.cairn.info/revue-retraite-et-societe-2003-1-page-77.html
Phillips J, Bernard M & Chittenden M (2002) Juggling work and care : the experiences of working carers of older adults. Family and Work Series. Bristol: Published for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation by The Policy Press. https://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/default/files/jrf/migrated/files/jr119-work-carers-adults.pdf
Phillipson C, Bernard M, Phillips J & Ogg J (2001) The family and community life of older people: social networks and social support in three urban areas. London, New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Family-and-Community-Life-of-Older-People-Social-Networks-and-Social-Support/Bernard-Ogg-Phillips-Phillipson/p/book/9780415205313; https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203459058
Bernard M, Phillipson C, Phillips J & Ogg J (2001) Continuity and change in the family and community life of older people. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 20 (3), pp. 259-278. https://doi.org/10.1177/073346480102000301
Bernard M, Phillips J, Machin L & Harding-Davies V (eds.) (2000) Women ageing: changing identities, challenging myths. New York: Routledge. https://www.routledge.com/Women-Ageing-Changing-Identities-Challenging-Myths/Bernard-Harding-Davies-Machin-Phillips/p/book/9780415189446
Phillipson C, Bernard M, Phillips J & Ogg J (1999) Older people's experiences of community life: Patterns of neighbouring in three urban areas. Sociological Review, 47 (4), pp. 715-743. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-954X.00193
Phillips J, Means R, Russell L & Sykes R (eds.) (1998) Broadening our vision of housing and community care for older people: innovative examples from Finland, Sweden and England. Kidlington: Anchor Trust.
Phillipson C, Bernard M, Phillips J & Ogg J (1998) The family and community life of older people: household composition and social networks in three urban areas. Ageing and Society, 18 (3), pp. 259-289. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=33063&fileId=S0144686X98006898
Phillips J & Penhale B (eds.) (1996) Reviewing care management for older people. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers in association with the British Society of Gerontology. http://www.jkp.com/uk/reviewing-care-management-for-older-people.html