£1.1 million funding success for 3-year research project: 'Understanding the varied experiences of frailty in older age with respect to ethnicity'
Professor Susan Pickard, as Principal Investigator (PI), has been successful in securing £1.1 million in funding from the ESRC UKRI. Susan will lead a three year, multi-national interdisciplinary project, starting in September 2022, entitled 'Understanding the varied experiences of frailty in older age with respect to ethnicity: a mixed methods approach'.
Alongside Sociology, Co-Investigators (CoIs) are drawn from the field of clinical medicine, EDI, GP educators, public health and philosophy, with third sector partners including Age UK Leicester and the Race Equality Centre, Leicester, where the fieldwork will take place.
"I’d like to congratulate Professor Susan Pickard. Very well done, Susan, an amazing achievement and one that continues a rich seam of funding success across SLSJ." - Professor Warren Barr, Interim Dean of the School of Law and Social Justice.
- Funder: UKRI - ESRC
- Type of Award: Research Grant
- Title of Project: Understanding the varied experiences of frailty in older age with respect to ethnicity: a mixed methods approach
- Duration of Project: 36 months – 30 September 2022 to 29 September 2025
- Total Value of Project: £1,146,571
Find out more
- Visit Prof Susan Pickard's staff page
- Visit the Age UK Leicester website
- Visit the Race Equality Centre, Leicester website
While Prof Susan Pickard is the PI, the research team also includes colleagues from University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust; Universite Libre de Bruxelles; Central and North West London NHS FT; University of Leicester.
Further information will be added to the Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology research pages, as the project develops.