The Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) provides the infrastructure, focus and leadership for ageing research and scholarship across the University’s Academic Colleges. It hosts CADR – a pan-Wales Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research.
The Centre is the only one of its kind in Wales, identifying gaps in ageing research and generating new interdisciplinary knowledge in the field of ageing. The research emanating from the Centre is highly acclaimed and the standing and reputation of the Centre is well recognised, having achieved international recognition for its work in social gerontology as a collaborating centre of excellence and a global leader in researchby the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG). World-leading expertise on social and environmental gerontology is acknowledged with Professor Burholt representing the UK on the Management Board of EU Cost Action Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy (ROSEnet); Professors Burholt and Keating are invited members of the International Network on Rural Ageing, while Professor Keating leads the Global Social Initiative on Ageing. In particular, Professor Vanessa Burholt is an elected member of the Ministerial Advisory Forum on Ageing, a Senior Research Leader for Health and Care Research Wales, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Dr Paul Nash, Dr Charles Musselwhite and Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby sit on the British Society of Gerontology Executive Committee. In addition, Dr Deborah Morgan is the President of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) section of the British Society of Gerontology.
Members of the Centre work collaboratively with other centres in the UK, Europe, Africa, the USA, Canada, South Asia, Australia and New Zealand as collaborators, consultants or advisors for international projects.