PhD student; Image of older people

One of the researches at our institute – Leyden Academy – concerns the image of older people. Within this research area we explore how older people are seen, but also how older people see themselves. It concerns research into the implicit and explicit processes.

This research project concerns further researching and exploring how older people are seen and see themselves on the basis of quantitative and qualitative data. Moreover, data needs to be gathered to investigate the effects of (changing) terminology on the views upon older people.

For this research we are looking for 32-40 hours a week a PhD student (F/M)

The tasks concern:

  • Preparing and executing the research;
  • Collecting data;
  • Inserting and analysing the data;
  • Writing and publishing the research results in academic journals;
  • Communicating the research results to the wider public.

Leyden Academy

Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing is a knowledge centre established in 2008 that has as its mission to improve the quality of life of older people. To realise this mission, we offer educational programmes, we conduct research and we initiate developments in the area of vitality and ageing. Leyden Academy does not only aim to conduct research, but aims to implement knowledge and insights, or to critically evaluate these and to communicate this via educational products, consultation and public endeavours.

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