Events & Conferences* Inaugural Lecture: Professor Mo Ray
Inaugural Lecture: Professor Mo Ray
Professor of Health & Social Care Integration, School of Health & Social Care
Arrival 5.30pm for a 6pm start
Minerva Building, University of Lincoln (map)

This is one of a series of lectures that are an opportunity to hear about the research work of some of our newest Professors in the College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln

In this lecture, Professor Mo Ray will speak on:

Boon or Burden? The implications for us all of an ageing society.

Despite commentaries which highlight the benefits of an ageing society, the pervasive narrative is that of old age as a burden. The burden narrative has arguably become ever more present in the current uncertainties surrounding social care funding and pressures in health care.  

Drawing on a life course perspective, care ethics and critical gerontology, along with her own experience as a practitioner and researcher, Professor Ray will argue for a fundamental shift in our attitudes and perceptions about old age. 

The lecture will include a brief reflection on Professor Ray’s biography before moving on to consider what we have learned from gerontological research and practice as an interdisciplinary field of study. Professor Ray will highlight the ways in which she has worked in partnership with older people in her own research and scholarship activities. Professor Ray will also reflect on key messages from her research and scholarship. The lecture will conclude with some thoughts on the continued challenges and opportunities associated with an ageing society.

The presentation will last approximately one hour and conclude at 7pm with a drinks reception and an opportunity for networking and to continue any discussions arising from the lecture.

This lecture is free to attend, however booking is required. Please complete the booking form on this page or email

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