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


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.

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

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

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.

Westwood, S.(2013a) ‘‘My Friends are my Family’: an argument about the limitations of contemporary law's recognition of relationships in later life.’ Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 35, 3, 347-363.

Westwood, S. (2013b) ‘Researching Older Lesbian: Problems and Partial Solutions’, Journal of Lesbian Studies, 17(3-4): 380-392.

Westwood, S. (2013c) ‘“We are Older Women Too”: Under-Recognition of Older Lesbians in Research, Social Policy and Provision’. In S. Bamford and J. Watson (eds) Ageing and Women: Has the sisterhood forgotten older women?  pp 118-20, London: International Longevity Centre.

van den Hoonaad, D., Matthews-Martin, A. and Davidson, K. (eds)  (forthcoming) “The legacy of Helena Znaniecka Lopata in widowhood research: Enduring concepts, life lessons, new insights”, Journal of Aging Studies.


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)

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.

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


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.

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

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.

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.


Konrad, T.R., Link, C.L., Shackleton, R.J., Marceau, L.D., von dem Knesebeck, O., Siegerist, J., Arber, S., Adams, A. and McKinlay, J.B. (2010) ‘It’s about Time: Physicians’ perceptions of time constraints in primary care medical practice in three national healthcare systems’,  Medical Care. 48(2):  95-100 

Turrini, A., D’Addezio, L., Maccati, F., Davy, B.M., Arber, S., Davidson, K. et al. (2010) ‘The informal networks in food procurement by older people - A cross European comparison’, Ageing International,  35 (4): 253-275.

Lallukka T, Rahkonen O, Lahelma E and Arber S. (2010) ‘Sleep complaints in middle-aged women and men: The contribution of working conditions and work-family conflicts’,  Journal of Sleep Research, 19: 466-477.

Meadows R, Luff R, Eyers I, Venn S, Cope E and Arber S. (2010) ‘An actigraphic study comparing community dwelling poor sleepers with non-demented care home residents’, Chronobiology International,  27(4): 842-854.


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.

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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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.

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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