This paper proposes bringing together work on the life-course and more-than-representational theories as one way to extend and complement current approaches to ageing research. Drawing on ethnographic research with older people in Manchester, UK, I argue that research on ageing should better foreground those less-tangible, temporal dynamics of experience which are often overlooked.

  • Barron, A (2018). Sonder Radio Interview

I was interviewed by Sonder Radio about my photo and story collection (Place, Belonging, Manchester). I was invited to exhibit the collection at the Royal Exchange Theatre on October 1st 2018 (National Older People's Day) as part of the 'Elder's Exchange Day'.

In this blog post, written for Policy@Manchester, I detail why it’s important to understand older people’s individual experiences when creating age-friendly policies and outline my exhibition - Place, Belonging, Manchester. More details about this can be found here.

In this blog post, written for the RGS-IBG Participatory Geographies Research Group, I reflect on my experiences presenting at the RGS-IBG Postgraduate Midterm Conference.

In this blog post I highlight some of the many policy implications of living in an ageing society.  Principally, I wager that the broad-brush approach to Age-Friendly Cities needs to be replaced with a focus on the lived realities of older citizens.  This blog was written for Policy@Manchester and coincided with the 'Greater Manchester Ageing Conference'.

I led a participatory research project on ‘Age-Friendly seating and sense of place’. This work adds a new dimension to existing policy and previous/current work in the Age-Friendly Manchester programme by bridging two elements typically addressed in isolation: design and place.

For further information on this research, and other projects, please click on the 'previous research' tab.

Illustration by Tony Pickering