Professor John Bond
Prof of Social Gerontology and Health Services Research

  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6777
  • Address: Institute of Health and Society
    Newcastle University
    Baddiley-Clarke Building
    Richardson Road
    NE2 4AX

Background

A social scientist with background in sociology, social policy and social gerontology.

Recently published books:

The Social World of Older People: Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation in Later Life. 2008. Christina Victor, Sasha Scambler and John Bond.

Ageing in Society : European Perspectives on Gerontology. Third Edition. 2007. Edited by John Bond, Sheila Peace, Freya Dittmann-Kohli, Gerben Westerhof.

Quality of Life and Older People John Bond and Lynne Corner. 2004.

Roles and Responsibilities

University:

Member of the Institute for Ageing and Health

External:

Member of the NIHR Post-doctoral Fellowship Panel

 

Qualifications

Graduated from the University of Essex in 1969 with an honours degree in Sociology.

Previous Positions

1969 Research Assistant, Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care.
1970 Research Assistant, Institute of Community Studies.
1971 Research Assistant, Department of Sociology, University of Essex.
1972-74 Research Associate, Nursing Research Unit, University of Edinburgh.
1974-79 Senior Research Officer, Information Services Division, Common Services Agency, Scottish Health Service.
1979-87 Lecturer in Sociology, Health Care Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1987-88 Acting Director of Research and lecturer in sociology. Health Care Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1988-90 Acting Director of Research and Senior Lecturer in sociology. Health Care Research Unit, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1991-1993 Head of Department, Programme Director and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1993-1994 Head of Department, Programme Director and Reader in Social Gerontology, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
1994-1995 Head of Department, Professor of Health Services Research, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
1995-2002 Professor of Health Services Research, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
1994-2004 Associate Director, Institute for the Health of the Elderly, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2000-2006 Director, Centre for Health Services Research, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2002-date Professor of Social Geronotology and Health Services Research

Memberships

Bristish Society of Gerontology
Gerontological Society of America
Society for Social Medicine
Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences

Honours and Awards

Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Senior Investigator

Research Interests

I am interested in descriptive, explanatory, evaluative and theoretically informed research involving the whole range of methods and study designs. One focus of my work is around the MRC Cognitive Function and Ageing Study and Newcastle 85+ Study that provide epidemiological and social data about large cohorts of older people. My other research interests include cognitive ageing and dementia, the evaluation of treatment and health service interventions, the policy implications of ageing societies, ageism and attitudes to ageing, late life inequalities, anti-ageing medicine, the role of the built environment, social relations, quality of life and the role of assistive technologies in later life.

Current Funding

Assessment of Capacity and Best Interests in Older People with Dementia: On Going Home from Hospital NIHR Research for Patient Benefit 2009-2011

CARE-DEM Trial NIHR HTA Programme 2011-2013

Cognitive Function and Ageing Study MRC 2001-2011           

Is Ageing Changing? Health, Healthy Life and Cognitiion Across Generation. MRC 2008-2013

Newcastle 85+ Study BBSRC & MRC 2007-2011