David Lain

David Lain is Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies and Co-Director of the Centre for Ageing and Inequalities at Newcastle University. He is also Co-Investigator on the research project Supporting Healthy Ageing at Work (SHAW), funded by the UKRI Healthy Ageing Challenge initiative. David has been researching issues related to older workers for the last two decades. His initial work was on long-term unemployed people aged over 50, after which he conducted research on individuals working beyond age 65 in the UK and US; the factors influencing employment in older age; how older workers are managed and their experiences in organisations; grandparenting, care and employment; and self-employment in later life. He has a long-standing interest in health and employment in older age, initially focusing on how health influences being in work. He is also interested in the management of older people’s heath at work, something that is being explored in depth in the SHAW project. David has presented his research to the general public, the media and to academics, policy makers and practitioners in the UK, wider Europe, USA and Japan. He teaches Human Resource Management and is an Academic Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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