i~work

Inclusive work in an ageing society

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The multi-disciplinary team includes engineers, economists and ergonomists, as well as organisational psychologists and designers. We have expertise in health and safety issues; the design of office furniture, lighting and acoustics; in career and training structures; in inclusive design tools and methodologies; and in labour market analysis.

Investigator(s)

Kerry Platman, University of Warwick

Contact details

Kerry Platman

Background

More than a million people aged 50 to State Pension Age are currently claiming incapacity benefits. Poor health and disability remain the two most significant barriers to employment among older people. Our i~work consortium brings together academic and practitioner experts in order to address these issues.

Aims/objectives

For the last 9 months, we have been working together intensively to bridge our disciplinary boundaries and evolve a shared research agenda. We have undertaken a consultation exercise to engage appropriate stakeholders in order to guide the development of our Collaborative Research Proposal and to develop a ground-breaking, integrated approach to the challenge of achieving longer, healthier working lives.

Our network is underpinned by two overarching frameworks, that of Inclusive Design and of Workability. Inclusive Design allows us to investigate the specific needs and preferences of older workers, whilst providing better workplace solutions for all ages. Core partners include the University of Warwick, the Health and Safety Laboratory, the Royal College of Art, the University of Nottingham, the University of Surrey, the International Longevity Centre-UK and the University of Cambridge.

Result

Unfortunately, this project was not funded by the NDA.

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