Active and Healthy Ageing Research Group

Unit profile


The group consists of about 25 senior and junior researchers, PhD students and technical and administrative staff. We represent many different disciplines and professions - gerontology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, nursing, public health, sociology, psychology and epidemiology. Many of the employees are licensed health care professionals. The research group is the core of the interdisciplinary “Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments” (CASE), which is a collaboration between the university's medical, engineering and social sciences faculties.


Our research is integrating environmental gerontology, health sciences and neuroscience perspectives. We are running several large projects - locally, nationally and internationally. For example, we are studying home, health and disability along the process of ageing, both in the general ageing population and among those ageing with disability. Several researchers are running projects involving older people’s use and need of assistive technology, in particular mobility devices. We work consistently and actively to involve a diversity of knowledge users in the research process. We prioritize research communication and knowledge translation of research findings to make a difference in people's everyday lives. We are engaged in many activities outside the university and are often engaged by public authorities and interest groups to contribute to investigations and development projects.

UKÄ subject classification

  • Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences

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