Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin

Lecturer Brunel University London Officer-at-large

Dr Wendy Martin is a Lecturer in the College of Health and Life Sciences, Brunel University London, UK. Her research focuses on ageing, embodiment and daily life and the use of visual methods in ageing research. She was Principal Investigator for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research project ‘Photographing Everyday Life: Ageing, Lived Experiences, Time and Space’. She is co-convenor of the British Sociological Association (BSA) Ageing, Body and Society study group and of the Lifecourse stream at the annual BSA conference. She was previously Secretary of the British Society of Gerontology (2008-2013). Her current research focuses on the use of digital technologies in everyday life and she is Co-Investigator on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) international partnership 'Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT): experiencing a digital world in later life'. She further co-edited the 'Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology' (2015). Wendy became a member of ISA-RC11 Sociology of Aging in 2005, was an Officer at Large from 2010-2014, and is now the Communications Officer.


Contributions by Wendy Martin

BSA Ageing, Body and Society Study Group 7th Annual Conference: Ageing and Culture

This year the Ageing, Body and Society study group is holding its annual day conference in Manchester, in collaboration with MICRA, University of Manchester. The theme of the day is Ageing and Culture. We will also be celebrating the publication of The Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology: https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415631143   We…


Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology

Later years are changing under the impact of demographic, social and cultural shifts. No longer confined to the sphere of social welfare, they are now studied within a wider cultural framework that encompasses new experiences and new modes of being. Drawing on influences from the arts and humanities, and deploying…