Research Network

Our aim is to connect practitioners, policy makers, academics and researchers who are actively or interested in investigating the impact of intergenerational work/relationships on both younger and older aged participants to come together to discuss and explore the following:

  • An overview of research studies conducted to date- and the strengths and weaknesses of this work (identifying gaps in the knowledge produced to date).
  • Where demand for new research is coming from – the public sector and policy makers, consumers, practitioners, investors? Are there specific fields within intergenerational research that should be prioritised?
  • Potential for research project development at multiple sites across the UK and collaboration further afield.
  • Discussion of methodologies and potential project ideas – is there an appetite to attempt to run a multi-site intergenerational impact assessment project? If so, what might that look like?

GWT is gathering a library of academic evidence to share with members who would otherwise be unable to obtain copies of publications and professional articles. The library will provide affirmation from the field and will be easy accessible for members to increase their knowledge and understanding of intergenerational practice providing evidence to assist in developing new, improving and sustaining projects for longer periods. The library and network meetings will provide much needed evidence which will assist individuals in future planning of projects, funding applications and for strategic players looking to embed intergenerational approaches into policy and strategic reports.

Future meetings

  • Monday 13th September 2021, 2.30pm – 4.30pm – Intergenerational Community Building with Generations United Senior Fellow, Nancy Henkin

Nancy Z. Henkin, Ph.D., founder and former Executive Director of the Intergenerational Center at Temple University, is currently a Senior Fellow at Generations United and a consultant to numerous agencies and foundations. Her work has focused on intergenerational community building and programming, intergenerational relationships in immigrant communities, and lifelong civic engagement.

Dr. Henkin serves on the editorial board of the International Journal on Intergenerational Relations. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jack Ossofsky Award from the National Council on the Ageing, the Maggie Kuhn Award from the Gray Panthers, and the Intergenerational Champion Award from Generations United. In 2006, she was elected into the Ashoka Fellowship, a global community of social entrepreneurs.

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