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Professor Alain GrandResearcher

Organisation

Department of Public Health

Job title

University Professor; Hospital Practitioner; Researcher in Public Health and Sociology

Address

37 Allées Jules Guesde
31073
Toulouse CEDEX
France

Disciplines

Political Science, Public Health, Social Gerontology, Sociology

Specialist areas

Informal care giving
Professional care to the elderly
Health and Gerontological Policy

Methodology areas

Qualitative methodologies
Political sciences

Biography

Professeur Alain Grand
M D : Public Health, Gerontology
PhD : Sociology

- Functions and responsabilities :
- University (University of Toulouse, France) :
. Professor of Public Health
. Director of the Department of Public Health
- Hospital (Hospital Center of Toulouse, France) :
. Practitioner in Public Health
. Head of the Service of Epidemiology
- Research (National Institute of Medical Research, France) :
. Director of the research team : Epidemiology and Sociology of Ageing

- Main research themes :
. Risk factors of disability and mortality among the elderly
. Informal and professional care to the dependent elderly
. Support policies to the elderly

- 5 publications :
1. GRAND A., GROSCLAUDE P., BOCQUET H., POUS J., ALBAREDE J.L
Predictive value of life events, psycho-social factors and self-rated health on disability in an elderly rural French population, Social Science and Medicine, vol. 27, n°12, pp. 1337-1342, 1988.
2. GRAND A., GROSCLAUDE P., BOCQUET H., POUS J., ALBAREDE J.L
Disability, psycho-social factors and mortality among the elderly in a rural French population.
Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. Vol. 43, n°8, pp. 773-782, 1990.
3. GRAND A., GRAND-FILAIRE A., POUS J.
Aging couples and disability management.
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, vol. 37 (2), pp. 119-137, 1993.
4. TWIGG J., GRAND A.
Contrasting legal conceptions of family obligation and financial reciprocity in the support of older people : France and England, Ageing and Society, 18, pp. 131-146, 1998.
5. GRAND A., GRAND-FILAIRE A., CLEMENT S., BOCQUET H.
Caregiver stress : a failed negotiation ? a qualitative study in South-West France.
The International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 49, (3), pp. 191-207, 1999.