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Philippa Winship

DR 11

Philippa Winship
DR8:  Philippa Winship (she/her)
Project Title: Transforming the experience of Ageing in Place: Social Innovation & co-production to promote the rights and voices of older adults in Greater Manchester
Host: The University of Manchester

Primary Supervisor: Professor Tine Buffel

Supervisor/mentors: Professor Vanessa May (University of Manchester) Paul McGarry, (Greater Manchester Combined Authority - GMCA) Dr. Mark Hammond (Manchester Metropolitan University - MMU), and Dr. Alexander Peine (Open University)

Brief Bio 

Working as part of the Rights and Voice work package, I am exploring how urban change and regeneration policies disrupt ageing in place for diverse groups and how participatory processes might counter this disruption. My research uses a combination of ethnographic and participatory methods, inspired by the collaborative approach of the Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group (MUARG). I have recently completed an Erasmus Mundus MSc in Urban Studies (4 Cities) across universities in Brussels, Vienna, Copenhagen, and Madrid. I am passionate about applying interdisciplinary approaches to understand urban issues, having studied Human Geography (BA) at the University of York before studying Sustainability (MRes) within the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath.

Research Interests 

The aims of this study are to investigate: (1) ageing in place among diverse groups in diverse city contexts; (2) whether regeneration policies reflect diversity of ageing populations; (3) how co-production of age-friendly initiatives support inclusive decisions around city development/recovery post COVID-19. 

This project will feature two secondments. Secondment 1 with Professor Alexander Peine at Open University in the Netherlands will focus on evaluating relevant innovation strategies to support older people living in areas of urban regeneration. Secondment 2 at the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) with Paul Mcgarry involves working within the Ageing in Place Pathfinder Programme, a co-produced action planning approach in Greater Manchester to test new ways of supporting people to live well for longer with better health and connections in their local community.

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