I am a PhD student in the Social Gerontology Sector at Aging Research Center. I have a MA (hons) in Sociology with Quantitative Methods from the University of Glasgow and a MSc in Social Research and Social Statistics from the University of Stirling. Before starting the PhD I spent two years working on the Swedish Panel Study of Living Conditions of the Oldest Old - SWEOLD.
The overall aim of my PhD is to investigate the “new old” and the processes involved in shaping old age behaviours and lifestyles in the most recent cohorts of older adults. The overarching question is: do today’s older adults age differently in terms of life-course trajectories of behaviours and lifestyles compared to previous birth cohorts of older people? More specifically, I will investigate and compare cohorts born between the 1910s and the 1940s. These cohorts experienced gradual improvements of the Swedish welfare system and macro-economic changes throughout the 20th century.