The research within ARN-J reflects a broad range of competencies in gerontological research.


Research leaders:

Ingemar Pingo Kåreholt

The aim ARN-J to increase knowledge and understanding of ageing and the role of older people in society. Scientific research should be relevant to the living conditions of older people, not least in terms of the quality of services and healthcare. Our goal is to conduct research that is responsive and relevant to changing societal conditions and uphold the School of Health and Welfare’s international position in the field of gerontology.

We conduct research on aging and later life from a broad perspective. Basic research includes the study of genetic and environmental factors in ageing and risk factors in dementia. Our applied research includes research on service and treatment in geriatric care and community care, the role of informal care, and older people’s participation and influence in eldercare. Projects at the junction of basic and applied research include studies on older people’s social networks, housing and work life.

The researchers at ARN-J come from different disciplinary backgrounds such as occupational therapy, national economy, philosophy, public health, medicine, psychology, physiotherapy, nursing, sociology and social work. Our research group has a particular strength in its access to broad longitudinal population studies, close cooperation with stakeholders within eldercare, and our inter-professional and interdisciplinary constellation.

Cooperation with other universities on a range of projects is pursued both nationally and internationally. Cooperation with social services and business occurs on both regional and national levels.