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

NUI Galway Host Marginalised Homecare Webinar

This webinar will present research findings on older Traveller and older adult homeless groups and will critically assess current gaps and future opportunities NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Social Gerontology will lead the second webinar in the ‘Marginalised Ageing and Inclusive Systems Webinar Series’ on Thursday, 18 February at 3pm. This [...]

Emotionally Traumatic Research Virtual Seminar Series

Learning from multiple points of view and experiences Rationale This seminar series has sprung from a gap in knowledge and training identified by PhD students and early career researchers in NUI Galway. It seeks to build on learning achieved in a reading group in late 2020 by hearing from a range of speakers with experiences […]

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 NUI 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.