Below is a selection of publications by members of CRAG in chronological order. Please visit individuals personal web pages for further publications.

Arber, S. Venn, S. and Eyers, I. (2018, in press) ‘Sleep and autonomy in later life: the SomnIA project’ in A Walker (ed) The New Dynamics of Ageing, Volume 2. Bristol: Policy Press, pp 17-35

Foster, L. and Ginn, J. (2018 in press) ‘Ageing and retirement income: women’s relative poverty in later life’ in S.Shaver (ed.)

Ginn, J. and Duncan-Jordan, N. (submitted) ‘Pensions, health and life expectancy: Challenging conflictual ageism’ chapter in J. Evans, S. Ruane and H. Southall (eds.) Radical Statistics 2020.

King A, Santos AC and Crowhurst I. (2017) Sexualities Research: Critical Interjections, Diverse Methodologies and Practical Applications. London: Routledge.

King A and Stoneman P. (2017) Understanding SAFE Housing – putting older LGBT* people’s concerns, preferences and experiences of housing in England in a sociological context. Housing, Care and Support 20(3): 89-99.

Ginn, J. (2016) ‘Intergenerational Fairness’, written evidence to HC Select Committee on Work and Pensions

Ginn, J. (2016) ‘Citizens pension in the Netherlands’ in Citizens Income Bulletin, no. 1.

King A. (2016a) Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults: Identities, Intersections and Institutions, London: Routledge

King A. (2016b) Queer Categories: Queer(y)ing the Identification ‘Older Lesbian, Gay and/or Bisexual (LGB) Adults’ and its Implications for Organizational Research, Policy and Practice. Gender, Work & Organization 23(1): 7-18

King A. (2016c) Queer(y)ing Dementia – Bringing Queer Theory and Studies of Dementia into Dialogue. In: Price E and Westwood S (eds) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Individuals Living with Dementia. London: Routledge

King A. (2016d) Troubling Identities? Examining Older Lesbian, Gay and/or Bisexual People’s Membership Categorisation Work and its Significance In: Peel E, Harding R and Westwood S (eds) Ageing & Sexualities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Farnham: Ashgate, 163-182

King A and Cronin A. (2016) Bonds, Bridges and Ties: Applying Social Capital Theory to LGBT People's Housing Concerns Later in Life. Quality in Ageing and Older Adults 17(1): 16-25

King A and Locke L. (2016) Applying Conversation Analysis and Membership Categorisation Analysis to Qualitative Data. In: Gilbert GN and Stoneman P (eds) Researching Social Life. 4th ed. London: Sage, 485-500

Price, D. Glaser, K. Ginn, J. and Nicholls, M. (2016) ‘How important are state transfers to reducing poverty rates in later life?’ Ageing and Society, 36: 1794-1825

Arber, S. and V. Timonen (2015) ‘Grandparenting’. In J. Twigg and W. Martin (eds) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology. London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis), pp 234-242

Foster, L. and Ginn, J. (2015) ‘Pensions and the Coalition: a new way forward?’ pp 72-74, In Defence of Welfare 2, London: Social Policy Association

Ginn, J. ( 2015) ‘Austerity and inequality. Exploring the impact of cuts in the UK by gender and age’,  Research on Ageing and Social Policy 1(1), July

Ginn, J. (2015) ‘How close is the new state Single Tier Pension to a Citizens Pension? Citizens Income Bulletin no. 2,

King A. (2015) Prepare for Impact? Reflecting on Knowledge Exchange Work to Improve Services for Older LGBT People in Times of Austerity. Social Policy and Society 14(1): 15-27

Lewis, H. and Arber, S. (2015) ‘Impact of age at onset for children with renal failure on education and employment transitions’, Health, 19(1): 67-85

Lewis, H. and Arber, S. (2015) ‘The role of the body in end-stage kidney disease in young adults: Gender, peer and intimate relationships’, Chronic Illness, 11(3): 184-197

Tinker, A. and Ginn, J. (2015) An Age Friendly City. How far has London Come? London: Kings College

Westwood S, King A, Almack K, et al. (2015) Good Practice in Health and Social Care Provision for LGBT Older People. In: Fish J and Karban K (eds) Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Health Inequalities. Bristol: Policy Press, 145-158.

Arber, S., Fenn, K. and Meadows R. (2014) ‘Subjective financial well-being, income and health inequalities in mid and later life in Britain’, Social Science and Medicine, 100: 12-20. 

Arber, S. and V. Timonen  (2014)  ‘Grandparenting’.  In J. Twigg and W. Martin (eds)  Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology,  London: Routledge (Taylor and Francis).  

Arber, S., Fenn, K. and Meadows R. (2014) ‘Subjective financial well-being, income and health inequalities in mid and later life in Britain’, Social Science and Medicine, 100: 12-20. 

Arber, S,  Bowling, A, Creech, A., Duncan, M, Goulding, A., Gyi, D, Hallam, S, Haslam, C, Kazi, A, Lloyd, L, Lord, J, MAP2030 team, Murphy, M, Newman, A, Phillips AC, Twumasi, R, and Upton, J.  (2014) ‘Maintaining health and wellbeing: Overcoming barriers to healthy ageing’.  In A Walker (ed) The New Science in Ageing,  Bristol: Policy Press, pp 113-154.

Burningham, K. and Venn S., Christie, I., Gaterlseben, B. and Jackson, T.  (2014) New Motherhood: A moment of change in everyday shopping practices? Young Consumer, 15 (3) pp. 211-226.

Cronin A and King A. (2014) Only Connect? Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual (LGB) Adults and Social Capital. Ageing and Society, 34: 258-279.

Davidson, K (2014) ‘Home alone: Exploring social networks of older divorced and never married men’. In A. Tarrant and J Watts (Eds) Studies of Masculinities: Still in their Infancy?  London: Centre for Policy on Ageing.

King A. (2014) ‘Queer Categories: Queer(y)ing the identification of 'older lesbian, gay and/or bisexual (LGB) adults' and its implications for organisational research, policy and practice. Gender, Work and Organization, onlinefirst DOI: 10.1111/gwao.12065

Venn, S., Burningham, K., Christie, I., and Jackson, T. (2014) ‘Exploring Lifestyle Changes in Transition: A Longitudinal Mixed-Methods Approach’, Sage Research Methods, Case Studies, DOI:

Arber, S.  (2013) ‘Gender, marital status and intergenerational relations in a changing world’.  In S.A. McDaniel and Z. Zimmer (eds) Global Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges, Opportunities and Implications,  Farnham: Ashgate, pp 215-234.

Arber, S. (2013) ‘Reflections on “Gender, Health And Ageing” – Continuity and change after 2 decades’. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Online, 7(3), pp. 28-37.

Davidson, K. (2013) ‘Older men in the community, a United Kingdom Perspective’. In C. Phellas (Ed) Aging in European societies: Healthy aging in Europe. New York: Springer

Davidson, K. (2013) “Older men, the health and caring paradox”, in A. Kampf, B. Marshall and A Peterson (Eds.). Aging, Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine, Abingdon: Routledge, pp 175-190.

Ellmers, T., Arber, S., Luff, R., Eyers, I. & Young, E. (2013) ‘Factors affecting residents’ sleep in care homes’,  Nursing Older People, 25 (8): 29-32.

Eyers, I., Carey-Smith, B., Evans, N. and Orpwood, R. (2013) Safe and Sound? Night time checking in Care Homes, British Journal of Nursing, 22 (14):827-830

Ginn, J. (2013) ‘Austerity and inequality. Exploring the impact of cuts in the UK by gender and age’,1(1), July

King A. (2013a) ‘Knowledge Exchange Action Research: Creating Impact with Social Science Research’. SAGE Research Methods Cases.  London: SAGE Publications, Ltd.

King A. (2013b) ‘Prepare for Impact? Reflecting on Knowledge Exchange Work to Improve Services for Older LGBT People in Times of Austerity’, Social Policy and Society, onlinefirst, 

King A and Cronin A. (2013) ‘Queering Care in Later Life: The Lived Experiences and Intimacies of Older Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Adults’. In Sanger T and Taylor Y (eds) Mapping Intimacies: Relations, Exchanges, Affects. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 112-129.

Merzeder, C., Eyers, I. and Bischofberger I. (2013) ‘Benefits from Implementing Eden at Home: Strengthening and Expanding Elders' Social Networks in Home Care and Job Satisfaction Among Professional Caregivers’. In Weiner, A.S. and Ronch J.L (eds)Models and Pathways for Person-Centred Elder Care, Baltimore: Health Professional Press

Tinker, A. Ginn, J. and Ribe, E. (2013) Revolutionising Social Care. Report  London: HLIN

Tinker, A. Kellaher, A. Ginn, J. and Ribe, E. (2013) The Long Term Care Revolution: A study of innovatory models to support older people with disabilities in the Netherlands Report. London: KCL

van den Hoonaard, D., Martin Matthews, A. and Davidson, K. (guest eds) (2013) ’Special section on widowhood to commemorate the work of Helena Znaniecka Lopata (1925-2003)’. Journal of Aging Studies, 27 (4): 457-530.

van den Hoonaard, D. Martin Matthews, A. and Davidson, K. (2013) ‘The legacy of Helena Znaniecka Lopata in widowhood research: Enduring concepts, life lessons, new insights’, Journal of Aging Studies, 27 (4): 457-463.

Westwood, S., Kendall, J. and Tyas, H. (2013) ‘Mind the Gap’: Mapping London’s Dementia Advocacy Services. London: Dementia Advocacy Network.

Arber, S. and Timonen, V. (eds) (2012) Contemporary Grandparenting: Changing Family Relationships in Global Contexts, Bristol: Policy Press, pp 270

Eyers, I, Young, E., Luff, R., Ellmers, T. & Arber, S. (2012) ‘Rhetoric and reality in daily life in English care homes’, International Journal of Ageing and Later Life

Eyers, I., Young, E., Luff, R. and Arber, S. (2012) ‘Striking the balance: Night care versus the facilitation of good sleep’, British Journal of Nursing, 21(5): 303-7

Ginn, J. (2012) ‘Ageing and the economic crisis’ in Komp, K. (ed) Ageing in the light of crises: Economic crisis, demographic change, and the search for meaning’, Working Paper 12/2012 Umea, Sweden: Umea University

Ginn, J. (2012) ‘Temporary exit from employment – a response, Critical Social Policy 32(4): 707-13

Ginn, J. and MacIntyre, K. (2012) ‘UK Pensions: Is gender still an issue' in Lain, D. Loretto, W. and Vickerstaff, s. (eds), themed issue of Social Policy and Society: ‘Rethinking Retirement Incomes: Inequality and Policy Change in the UK and Anglo Saxon Countries’, vol 12(1): 91-103

Venn, S. and Arber, S. (2012) Understanding older peoples’ decisions about the use of sleeping medication:  issues of control and autonomy,  Sociology of Health and Illness, vol 34, issue 8 (Online).

Arber, S. and Venn, S. (2011) ‘Caregiving at night: Understanding the impact on carers’, Journal of Aging Studies, 25: 155-165

Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S.  (2011) ‘Time use studies: A method for exploring everyday life in the Third Age’.  In D. C. Carr and K Komp (eds) Gerontology in the Era of the Third Age: Implications and Next Steps,   New York: Springer Publishing, pp 127-145

Chatzitheochari, S. and Arber, S. (2011) ‘Identifying the Third Agers: An analysis of British retirees’ leisure pursuits’, Sociological Research Online,

Davidson, K. (2011) “Sociological perspectives on ageing” in I. Stuart-Hamilton (ed) An Introduction to Gerontology. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, pp 226-250

Ginn, J. and Himmelweit, S. (2011) ‘Unkindest Cuts: Analysing the effects by gender and age’ Radical Statistics 104: 27-9

Luff, R., Ellmers, T., Eyers, I., Cope, E., Arber, S.  (2011) ‘Time spent in bed at night by care homes residents.’  Ageing and Society, 31 (7): 1229-50

Venn, S. and Arber, S. (2011) ‘Daytime sleep and active ageing in later life’ Ageing and Society, 31(2): 197-216

Venn, S., Davidson, K. and Arber S. (2011) ‘Gender and ageing’. In R.A. Settersten and J. L. Angel (eds) Handbook of Sociology of Aging,  New York: Springer Science, pp 71-82.


Ginn, J (2010) ‘Gender Relations in the Earliest Societies. Patriarchal or Not?’ Ethical Record, vol 115 (5): 6-1

Ginn, J. (2010) Unkindest Cuts. Analysing the effects by gender and age’ Radical Statistics Special Issue on the cuts, 103: 50-57.

Minns, R. Ginn, J. and Davies, B. (2010) ‘Funded Pensions; What are they for? An enquiry into their lesser known functions’, OU FIES website. Also forthcoming in Spokesman Books,

Chatzitheochari S and Arber S.  (2009)  ‘Lack of sleep, work and the long hours culture: Evidence from the UK Time Use Survey’, Work, Employment and Society, 23(1): 30-48.

Davidson K, Arber S and Marshall, H. (2009)  ‘Gender and food in later life: Shifting roles and relationships’  in M Raats, L. Groot and W van Staveren (eds) Food for the Ageing Population  Cambridge UK: Woodhead Publishing Ltd, pp110-127.

Davidson, K. (2009) “Great Britain” in E. Palmore, F. Whittington and S. Kunkel (eds) The International Handbook on Aging. Santa Barbara, CA, Praeger, pp 239-247.

Ginn, J. Fachinger, U. and Schmahl, W. (2009) ‘Socioeconomic status of older people: Britain and Germany compared’, pp. 218-47 in Walker, A. and Naegele, G. (eds), Social Policy in Ageing Societies

Horstmann, S. Hüllsman, J. Corsi, M. Ginn, J. Leitner, S. Leppik, L. and Ratajczak-Tucholka, J. (2009) The Socio-Economic Impact of Pension Systems on Women, Cologne: GVG

Lutfey, K.E., Link, C., Marceau, C., Grant, R.W., Adams, A., Arber. S., Siegrist, J., Bonte. M., von dem Knesebeck, O. and McKinlay, J. (2009) ‘Diagnostic certainty as a source of medical practice variation in Coronary Heart Disease: Results from a cross-national experiment of clinical decision making’,  Medical Decision Making, 29 (5): 606-618.

Staples V, Archer SN, Arber S and Skene D. (2009) ‘Daily light exposure profiles in older non-resident extreme morning and evening types’, Journal of Sleep Research. 18:  466-471


Arber, S, Vandrevala, T., Daly, T. and Hampson. S. (2008) ‘Understanding gender differences in older people’s attitudes towards life-prolonging medical technologies’, Journal of Aging Studies,  22 (4): 366-375.

Bonte, M., von dem  Knesebeck, O, Siegerist, J, Marceau, L, Link, C, Arber, S, Adams, A. and McKinlay, J.B. (2008) ‘Women and men with coronary heart disease in three countries; Are they treated differently?’, Women’s Health Issues, 18: 191-198.

Bianchera E and Arber S.  (2008) ‘Women’s sleep in Italy: The influence of caregiving roles’ in L Brunt and B Steger (eds) Worlds of Sleep: Investigations into the Dormant Third of our Lives, Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp 131-151.

Ginn, J. (2008) Poverty and financial inequality in later life’, chapter 10 in Ridge, T. and Wright, S. (eds) Understanding Inequality, Poverty and Wealth: policies and prospects, Bristol: Policy Press

Venn S and Arber S.  (2008) ‘Conflicting sleep demands: Parents and young people in UK households’ in L Brunt and B Steger (eds) Worlds of Sleep: Investigations into the Dormant Third of our Lives, Berlin: Frank & Timme, pp 105-109.

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