Dr Martin Hyde is an Associate Professor in Gerontology at Swansea University. His main research interests are on ageing and later life and he has published on a wide range of topics from quality of life, work and retirement, health inequalities and consumption in later life. His recent book ‘Ageing and Globalization’ with Prof Paul Higgs is published by Policy Press. He has been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH). He co-ordinates the Integrated Datasets in Europe for Ageing Research network and is a Deputy Editor for Ageing & Society and an Associate Editor for BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology


  1. & Researching Quality of Life in Early Old Age: The Importance of the Sociological Dimension. Social Policy & Administration 37(3), 239-252.
  2. & Can volunteering in later life reduce the risk of dementia? A 5-year longitudinal study among volunteering and non-volunteering retired seniors. PLOS ONE 12(3), e0173885
  3. & Ageing and globalisation. Policy Press.
  4. & A decade of research using the CASP scale: key findings and future directions. Aging & Mental Health 19(7), 571-575.
  5. & Comorbidity and Functional Trajectories From Midlife to Old Age: The Health and Retirement Study. The Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences 70(3), 332-338.

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  • The role of social support networks in the dementia literacy of older people (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Sarah Hillcoat-Nalletamby
    Other supervisor: Prof Vanessa Burholt
  • Assessing the Relationship of Concessionary Bus Pass Use and Health for Older People in Wales (current)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Charles Musselwhite

External Responsibilities

Key Grants and Projects

  • Nya förväntningar - ny balans? Om balans och konflikt mellan arbete och privatliv i Sverige 2013 - 2015

    , with Baltzer M & Leineweber C. , AFA #120130: 2,870,000 SEK