Research Team

Conducting such a complex research requires an interdisciplinary approach, using different research methods for analysing a combination of qualitative and quantitative data and a complementary set of skills. A multidisciplinary team, mixing and bringing into collaboration sociologists (Department of Sociology of Social Research at Milano Bicocca), geriatrists, biologists and a neuropsychologists (Golci Cenci Foundation), experts in digital methods (School of Management at the University of Bath) will carry out the proposed research. AUSER, one of the most important voluntary organizations in the field of active aging in Italy, is also partner in the project. It provides privileged access to study members and important feedback on the research design and the interpretation of the results. The project will also benefit from Dr. Kieran Walsh’s expertise, the Principal Investigator of the Horizon 2020 COST ACTION “Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy”.

The project is funded by Fondazione Cariplo with the call for proposals “Aging and Social Research: People, Places and Relations”, 2017 aimed at supporting high-quality research on aging.

Project partners:

University of Milano Bicocca

University of Bath

Golgi Cenci Foundation

AUSER Lombardia

Different research teams will work at different Research Streams. The whole research is supervised by prof. Emanuela Sala (Department of Sociology and Social Research – University of Milano-Bicocca) as PI of the project. Emma Garavaglia (Department of Sociology and Social Research – University of Milano-Bicocca) is the coordinator of dissemination activities.

Research Stream 1

Emanuela Sala – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca (PI for Research Stream 1)

Pryanka Boerio  – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Gabriele Cerati – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Alessandra Gaia – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Emma Garavaglia – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Marco Gui – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Mario Lucchini – Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

Research Stream 2

Antonio Guaita – Golgi Cenci Foundation (PI for Research Stream 2)

Georgia Casanova – Golgi Cenci Foundation

Annalisa Davin – Golgi Cenci Foundation

Roberta Vaccaro – Golgi Cenci Foundation

Daniele Zaccaria – Golgi Cenci Foundation

Research Stream 3

Alessandro Caliandro – Department of Management, University of Bath (PI for Research Stream 3)

Tosco Giannessi – AUSER Monza e Brianza

Marco Gui -Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Milano-Bicocca

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