FLARE Summer School August 2015


The fifth FLARE Summer School took place in Helsinki, Finland in August 2015.   More than three years after the previous Summer School, funding from the ESRC (UK) and FORTE (Sweden) enabled us to bring together FLARE Fellows (past and present) and other post-docs from European countries in three days of lectures, discussion groups, networking and social events.  

The programme, speaker bios and presentations are available below.

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Luule Sakkeus, Tallinn University, Estonia

Population ageing - the main challenges from demographic perspective

PDF, 279 KB SS 2015 - Sakkeus.pdf

Monika von Bonsdorff, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Individual and work-related predictors of dynamic retirement and active ageing

Ana-Maria Buga, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

Identification of axonal growth-relevant gene in the aged brain after stroke

PDF, 596 KB SS 2015 - Buga.pdf

Mirka Rauniomaa, University of Oulu, Finland

Back behind the wheel - Social-interactional perspectives on older drivers and driver education

Martha Spencer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Canada

CURHA - Continence across Continents to Upend Stigma and Dependency

PDF, 618 KB SS 2015 - Spencer.pdf

Gerd Naegele, TUD, Germany

Extending working lives and the challenge of caring – The German case

PDF, 351 KB SS 2105 - Naegele.pdf

Torbjorn Svensson, Lund University, Sweden

Social Innovation and the importance of user engagement

Jenni Kulmala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Are psychosocial symptoms and self-rated health early and shared risk factors for physical disability and cognitive decline in old age?

PDF, 609 KB SS 2015 - Kulmala.pdf

Anya Leist, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Health and Cognition in Old Age

PDF, 72 KB SS 2015 - Leist.pdf

Marja Vaarama, THL, Finland

The Finnish experience and challenges of demographic change

PDF, 794 KB SS 2015 - Vaarama.pdf

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, University of Helsinki, Finland

Ageing and expertise: Narrative inquiry into the experiences of older workers who acquire Master’s degrees in their fifties

Nicolas Sirven, Paris Descartes University, France

The Economic Approach to Frailty in Old-­‐Age

PDF, 1.3 MB SS 2015 - Sirven.pdf

Fredrica Nyqvist, National Health Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

Social capital, loneliness and mental wellbeing in an ageing population: social inequalities

PDF, 492 KB SS 2015 - Nyqvist.pdf

Josef Hilbert, IAT, Germany

The Silver Economy

PDF, 465 KB SS 2015 - Hilbert.pdf

Antje Heinrich, Medical Research Council Institute of Hearing Research, UK

Communicating in adverse conditions - Listening to speech in noise

Kristina Tiainen, University of Tampere, Finland

Functional performance among the oldest old men and women

PDF, 462 KB SS 2015 - Tiainen.pdf