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Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS), The Open UniversityResearch Funder/Centre

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Research centre



Research on Ageing and related topics is grouped under the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS), which has been established since 1995 as a centre for gerontology and biographical research. Since then CABS members have undertaken a wide range of research, using methodologies ranging from discourse analysis to large-scale national surveys.


The core aims of CABS include:

A commitment to ethical research

A mission to develop appropriate methodologies

A search to develop links between theory, research, policy and practice


CABS research aims to be centred in the experience and aspirations of older people. This includes involving older people in various ways as research partners and advisors.

Main research areas

Methodology - especially biographical methods, participative methods, secondary analysis and oral history

Place and space

Everyday life

 Historical perspectives

 Images of later life


 End of life care

 Regulation of care

 Ageism and age discrimination

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Economics,Demography


Dr Rebecca L. Jones


Faculty of Health & Social Care
The Open University
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
United Kingdom


+44 (0)1908 654211 e


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