Professor Judith Phillips

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Professor Judith Phillips

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Judith Phillips is Deputy Principal (Research) at the University of Stirling and Professor of Gerontology. Judith was appointed as Research Director for the Healthy Ageing Challenge delivered by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) in January 2020. 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 holds several Fellowships in recognition of her contribution to Gerontology including a Gerontological Society of America Fellowship since 2004 in recognition of outstanding achievement and exemplary contributions to the field of Gerontology. Judith has been an active member of the British Society of Gerontology for 40 years and was its President between 2008-10. In 2021 she was awarded BSG’s highest honour the Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of her significant and lasting contribution to Gerontology. In 2013 Professor Phillips was awarded an OBE for services to older people Her professional standing is reflected in her election to various Councils of the Academy of Social Sciences (and policy lead on Council) since 2019; The Learned Society of Wales (2015-2018); Global Social Initiative on Ageing (Deputy Director, since 2017)

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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 business. In 2016 Professor Phillips chaired the Welsh Government Expert group on Housing an Ageing Population the recommendations of which have been incorporated into the Welsh Government Strategy for Older People 2021. She is a member of the ILC-UK advisory board. Recent Grants include: 2022-2027 (ESRC) Connecting Generations (Co-I) £8.2m overall; 2021-2022 ESRC & Health Foundation Improving Adult Care Together: UK Centre for Evidence Implementation in Adult Social Care- IMPACT (Co-I) £15m overall and 2020 -2024 UKRI ISCF Healthy Ageing Research Director (PI) £744,000

Projects

Global Social Issues on Ageing
PI: Professor Judith Phillips
Funded by: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Cherish Investigator Led Proposal - demonstrating impact in housing, health and social care
PI: Professor Judith Phillips
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Designing for Ageing and Dementia International Research Network
PI: Professor Alison Bowes
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Centre for Administrative Data Research and Evaluation (CADRE) - An ESRC Administrative Data Research Centre
PI: Professor Judith Phillips
Funded by: Economic and Social Research Council

Outputs (71)

Outputs

Conference Proceeding

Vasey H, Phillips J & Connell J (2022) Working with Business: co-producing research and innovation. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference, Virtual, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 85. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Douglas E, Phillips J & Bowes A (2021) Co-designing and producing research with people with lived experience. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference 7 - 9 July 2021, Virtual, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 85. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Phillips J & MacGinnis G (2021) The Healthy Ageing Challenge. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference, Virtual, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 84. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Conference Proceeding

Phillips J (2021) Future directions for research in healthy ageing. In: Ageing Past, Present and Future: Innovation and Change. British Society of Gerontology 50th Annual Conference, Virtual, 07.07.2021-09.07.2021. Hampshire: British Society of Gerontology, p. 85. https://www.britishgerontology.org/public/31949/BSG_Conference_Book_2021_Online_v2.pdf

Research Report

McCall V, Phillips J, Lovatt M, Robertson J, Rutherford A, Woolrytch R, Sixsmith J, Macintyre Z, Porteus J, Ziegler F & Eadie J (2019) Housing and Ageing: Linking future strategy to future delivery for Scotland, Wales and England 2030. Scottish Universities Insight Institute and Social Policy Association. https://www.scottishinsight.ac.uk/Programmes/Scotland2030/HousingOlderPeople.aspx

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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

Authored Book

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

Article

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

Authored Book

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

Research Report

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

Article

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

Authored Book

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

Book Chapter

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.

Book Chapter

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.

Authored Book

Phillips J (2007) Care: Key Concepts. Key Concepts. Cambridge: Polity Press. http://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=9780745629766&subject_id=88

Book Chapter

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

Book Chapter

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&

Authored Book

Phillips J, Ray M & Marshall M (2006) Social work with older people. 4th ed. Practical Social Work. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Authored Book

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

Authored Book

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

Edited Book

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

Edited Book

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

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