Our Aim & Mission

With a view to informing a holistic understanding of later life in public policy, the ICSG conducts research on ageing and the life course that responds to gaps in scientific knowledge, policy and practice, while promoting the diversity of ageing experiences.

The work of the ICSG is particularly focused on supporting the voice of marginalised groups of the older population, and integrating these perspectives into research and public policy design and development.

Our Projects

To learn more about some of the ICSG’s research projects, please click the link below.

Hosted European & International Networks

The ICSG hosts and Chairs two European COST Actions which are innovative research and networking platforms funded by the COST Association.

ROSEnet CA15122

Reducing Old-Age Social Exclusion: Collaborations in Research and Policy.


GenderEWL IS1409

Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries.


News & Events

ICSG Submission to Review of Equality Acts

In December, ICSG made a submission to the consultation on the review of the Equality Acts (Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 and the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015), launched by the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Mr. Roderic O’Gorman. Led by Patricia Conboy, the ICSG submission made recommendations [...]

Patricia Conboy Appointed as ICSG Adjunct Lecturer

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Patricia Conboy as adjunct lecturer with the ICSG. Previously Interim Director of Global Ageing, Advocacy, and Campaigns at HelpAge International (London), Patricia has extensive professional experience in international and national policy on ageing and older people. In her role with the ICSG, [...]

Strategic relationships

Institute for Lifecourse & Society
ICSG and the Institute for Lifecourse & Society

ILAS is a designated research institute for the applied social sciences at the University of Galway which is committed to enabling and supporting critical transitions across people’s lives. Given that the work of the ICSG embraces a life-course perspective our links with ILAS and constituent partners is fundamental to our strategic development.