GERDA is a cross-border, interdisciplinary research collaboration between Umeå University in Sweden and Åbo Akademi University, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, and Åland University of Applied Sciences in Finland. We have together collected several rounds of data on different aspects of health and living conditions among older adults. Thus far, these collections have resulted in among other things 30 doctoral theses and over a hundred scientific articles. Our goal is to promote a good aging through knowledge exchange, cooperation, research, and dissemination.
Study on informal care and loneliness was presented in TampereAt the end of October, the national conference on social policy was held in Tampere, Finland. GERDA researcher Sarah Åkerman presented preliminary results from a longitudinal study on loneliness among older informal caregivers based on GERDA. The Read more
GERDA researcher Yngve Gustafson featured in radio clip about depression among older adultsYngve Gustafson participates in a radio report about older adults and depression. In the clip, he also discusses results from GERDA. The clip is available on the following link (the clip is in Swedish).Read more
Yngve Gustafson commissioner in The Swedish Institute for Human RightsThe GERDA-team is happy for geriatrician and GERDA-colleague Yngve Gustafson who has been elected to one of the commissioners in The Swedish Institute for Human Rights the for the coming three years. Congratulations, Yngve! Read more here.Read more
Collaborators – who are we?
The steering group includes members from all universities and consists of the following persons: