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Professor Sheila Peace

Professor Sheila Peace

Emeritus Professor

The Open University Faculty of Health and Social Care

Profile

 

Sheila is Professor of Social Gerontology.  She is a professorial member of the Faculty Research Sub-Committee; the REF group and the PG research supervisor's group as well as a long-term member of the OU Human Participants and Materials Ethics Committee.

 Sheila is a Course Team Member for K101: Understanding Health and Social Care as well as the new course in production: K319: Ageing, Adlthood and the Life Course where she is co-editing the course reader.  She currently supervises two full-time and one part-time post graduate students.

External to the OU, Sheila acts as a link between the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) and the International Longievity Centre-UK which is linked to the House of Lords.  She recently cam to the end of a 6 year term on the executive if the BSG.  She continues as the Faculty representative on the Coalition for Better Care.

 

 

Qualifications

B.A. Hons Geography,  2/1, University of Swansea, 1974

PhD In Human Geography, University of Wales Award, 1977 Title: 'The Elderly in an Urban Environment'

Teaching Interests

 

 

Ageing and social gerontology particularly environmental gerontology. The Context of Care; The Impact of the Built Environment; People and Places; Community Development; Social Policy and Long Term Care for Adults; Regulation of Care Settings

Research Interests

Sheila is a Member of the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS).  She was also a foudner member of the Centre for Environmental and Social Studies in Ageing (CESSA) at London Metropolitan University during the 1980s.

She has an on-going interest in the field of environment and ageing leading to gerontological research in community participation; quality of life in care settings; the context of care across the life-course, and the regulation of social care services for older people. Other interests include: age discrimination; everyday living in later life - cooking , meal-times, gardening.

She has a particular interest in participative research.  She is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the British Society of Gerontology.

In  2003, she completed an ESRC funded study in the Growing Older programme entitled 'Environment and Identity in Later Life: a cross-setting study'  with colleagues Caroline Holland (FHSC) and Leonie Kellaher (London Metropolitan University), and in 2006, an integenerational study of 'Social Interaction in Urban Public Places' with Andrew Clark, Caroline Holland and Jeanne Katz funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation within their Public Places programme. 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS INCLUDE:
Authored Books

Peace,S., Holland,C & Kellaher,L (2005) Environment and Identity in Later Life, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 33% contribution

Edited Books

Peace, S (ed) (1998) Involving Older People in Research: Amateur or Professional? London: Centre for Policy on Ageing, pp86
Peace, S.M. and Holland, C. (eds) (2001) Inclusive Housing in an Ageing Society, Policy Press, Bristol.

Katz, J. and Peace S. (eds) End of Life in Care Homes: a palliative approach, Oxford:Oxford University Press.

Bond,J., Peace,S., Dittmar-Kohli,F & Westerhof,G (eds) (2007) Ageing in Society, 3rd Edition, London: Sage Publications.

Book Chapters

 Peace,S (2002) ‘The Role of Older People in Research’ in Jamieson,A &
Victor,C(eds) Researching Ageing and Later Life, London: Sage Publications, pp226-
244, 0 335 20820 7 (pbk) , 100% contribution.

Peace,S (2003) ‘The Development of Residential and Nursing Home Care in the UK’
in Katz,J & Peace,S (eds) End of Life in Care Homes: a palliative approach’,Oxford;
Oxford University Press, pp.15-42, 0 19 851071 3 (pb),100% contribution.

Kellaher,L., Peace,S & Holland,C (2004) ‘Environment, identity and old age: quality of life or a life of quality’ in Walker,A & Hagan Hennessy,C (eds) Growing Older: Quality of Life in Old Age, Maidenhead: Open University Press pp.60-80,
0335 21507 6 (pb) , 30% contribution.

Peace,S., Holland,C & Kellaher,L (2005)’Making space for Identity’ in Phillips,D.R. & Andrews,G (eds) Ageing and Place, London: Routledge pp.188-204, 0 415 32044 5 (hbk), 50% contribution.

Holland,C., Kellaher,L & Peace,S ( 2005) ‘Environment and Place: getting out and about’ in Walker,A & Hagan Hennessy,C (eds) Growing Older: Extending Quality of Life, Maidenhead: Open University Press, 25% contribution.

Peace,S ( 2006) ‘Living Environments’ in Phillipson,S., Downs,M & Vincent,J (Eds) ‘The Future of Old Age’, London: Sage Publications

Peace,S., Holland,C & Kellaher,L (2006) ‘The Influence of Neighbourhood and Community on Well being and Identity’ in Rowles,G & Chaudry,H (eds) Coming Home, New York: Springer, pp., 33% contribution.

Peace,S., Wahl,HW., Oswald,F., Mollenkoph,H (2007) ‘Environment and Ageing: Space, Time and Place’ in Bond,J., Peace,S., Dittmar-Kohli,F & Westerhof,G (eds) (2007) Ageing in Society, 3rd Edition, London: Sage Publications.

Chapman, SA & Peace,S ‘Rurality and Ageing Well: ‘A Long Time Here’ in Keating.N & Martin-Mathews, A (eds) (forthcoming 2008) A Good Place to grow Old? Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing, Bristol: Policy Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

Peace,S & Holland,C (2001) ‘Homely Residential Care: A Contradiction in Terms’
Journal of Social Policy, 30,3, pp310-410, 60% contribution.

Research Reports

Clark,A., Holland,C ., Katz,J & Peace,S (2006) Social Interaction in urban Public Places, York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation/ Bristol: Policy Press.

Bytheway,B., Ward, R., Holland,C & Peace,S (2007) RoAD Research on Age Discrimination, Help the Aged: London

 


 

 

Current Research Projects

 

Following participation in a cross research council funded sandpit on 'Nutrition in Later Life' (2008)  supported through the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme (NDA), Sheila went on to gain an external grant within the last project call for NDA on a study entitled 'Transitions in Kitchen Living' - a collaborative study with members of the School of Design from Loughborough University. The study began in Sept. 2009 and runs until summer 2011.

Publications

Authored Book
Katz, Jeanne ; Holland, Caroline ; Peace, Sheila and Taylor, Emily (2011). A Better Life - What Older People With High Support Needs Value. York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
Holland, Caroline ; Clark, Andrew; Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila (2007). Social interactions in urban public places. Public Spaces. Bristol, UK: Policy Press.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2006). Environment and Identity in Later Life. Growing Older. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.
Peace, Sheila ; Kellaher, Leonie and Willcocks, Dianne (1997). Re-evaluating residential care. Buckingham: Open University Press.
Book Chapter
Peace, Sheila (2013). Social Interactions in Public Spaces and Places: A Conceptual Overview. In: Rowles, Graham D. and Bernard, Miriam eds. Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age. Springer, pp. 25–49.
Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2012). Life course. In: Smith, Susan J ed. International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home. Elsevier, pp. 163–168.
Chapman, Sherry Ann and Peace, Sheila (2008). Rurality and ageing well: ‘a long time here’. In: Keating, Norah ed. Rural Ageing: A good place to grow old? Bristol, UK: The Policy Press, pp. 21–32.
Reynolds, Jill and Peace, Sheila (2007). Managing care environments: reflections from research and practice. In: Aldgate, Jane; Healy, Lynne; Malcolm, Barris; Pine, Barbara; Rose, Wendy and Seden, Janet eds. Enhancing social work management: theory and best practice from the UK and USA. London: Jessica Kingsley, pp. 179–198.
Peace, Sheila ; Werner-Wahl, Hans; Oswald, Frank and Mollenkoph, Heidrun (2007). Environment and ageing. In: Bond, John; Peace, Sheila; Dittmarr-Kohli, Freya and Westerhof, Gerben eds. Ageing in Society: European Perspectives on Gerontology. London, UK: Sage Publications, pp. 209–234.
Peace, Sheila M. ; Wahl, Hans-Werner; Mollenkopf, Heidrun and Oswald, Frank (2007). Environment and ageing. In: Bond, John; Peace, Sheila M.; Dittman-Kohli, Freya and Westerhof, Gerben eds. Ageing in Society, 3rd edition. London: Sage, pp. 209–234.
Peace, Sheila (2006). Housing and future living arrangements. In: Vincent, John A.; Phillipson, Chris R. and Downs, Murna eds. The Futures of Old Age. London: Sage, pp. 180–188.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2005). The Influence of neighborhood and community on well-being and identity in later life: an English perspective. In: Rowles, Graham D. and Chaudhury, Habib eds. Home and identity in late life: International perspectives. New York, USA: Springer Publishing Company, pp. 297–315.
Holland, C. ; Kellaher, L.; Peace, S. M. ; Scharf, T.; Breeze, E.; Gow, J. and Gilhooly, M (2005). Getting out and about. In: Walker, Alan ed. Understanding quality of life in old age. Growing older. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press, pp. 49–63.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2005). Making space for identity. In: Andrews, Gavin J. and Phillips, David R. eds. Ageing and place: perspectives, policy, practice. Routledge Studies in Human Geography, 9. Oxford, UK: Routledge, pp. 188–204.
Kellaher, Leonie; Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2004). Environment, identity and old age: quality of life or a life of quality. In: Walker, A. and Hagan Hennessy, C. eds. Growing older: quality of life in old age. Maidenhead, Berkshire,UK: Open University Press, pp. 60–80.
Dimmock, Brian; Bornat, Joanna; Peace, Sheila and Jones, David (2004). Intergenerational relationships among stepfamilies in the UK. In: Harper, Sarah ed. Families in Ageing Societies: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 82–94.
Peace, Sheila M. (2003). The development of residential and nursing home care in the United Kingdom. In: Katz, Jeanne Samson and Peace, Sheila M. eds. End of Life in Care Homes: a Palliative Approach. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 15–42.
Peace, Sheila and Reynolds, Jill (2003). Managing environments. In: Henderson, Jeanette and Atkinson, Dorothy eds. Managing Care in Context. London: Routledge, pp. 133–158.
Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila (2003). Introduction. In: Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila eds. End of Life in Care Homes: A Palliative Care Approach. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 1–14.
Peace, Sheila and Katz, Jeanne (2003). End of life in care homes. In: Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila eds. End of life in care homes: A Palliative Care Approach. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 195–200.
Peace, Sheila (2002). The role of older people in social research. In: Jamieson, Anne and Victor, Christina R. eds. Researching Ageing and Later Life: The practice of social gerontology. Buckingham, UK: Open University Press, pp. 226–244.
Kellaher, L. A. and Peace, S. M. (2002). Is genuine choice a reality? In: Sumner, Keith ed. Our Homes, Our Lives: Choice in Later Life Living Arrangements. London: Centre for Policy on Ageing, pp. 59–65.
Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2001). Housing an ageing society. In: Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline eds. Inclusive housing in an ageing society. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 1–26.
Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2001). Inclusive housing. In: Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline eds. Inclusive housing in an ageing society. Bristol, UK: Policy Press, pp. 235–260.
Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2001). Regulating informality: Small homes and the inspectors. In: Bacigalupo, Vivien; Bornat, Joanna; Bytheway, Bill; Johnson, Julia and Spurr, Sue eds. Understanding Care, Welfare and Community: A Reader. London: Routledge, pp. 240–246.
Bornat, Joanna; Dimmock, Brian; Jones, David and Peace, Sheila (2000). Researching the implications of family change for older people: the contribution of a life-history approach. In: Chamberlayne, Prue; Bornat, Joanna and Wengraf, Tom eds. The Turn to Biographical Methods in Social Science: Comparative Issues and Examples. Social Research Today. London: Routledge, pp. 244–260.
Bornat, Joanna ; Dimmock, B; Jones, D and Peace, Sheila (1999). Generational ties in the 'new' family: changing contexts for traditional obligations. In: Silva, Elizabeth B. and Smart, Carol eds. The new family? London: Sage, pp. 115–128.
Bornat, Joanna; Dimmock, Brian; Jones, David and Peace, Sheila (1999). The impact of family change on older people: the case of stepfamilies. In: McRae, Susan ed. Changing Britain: Families and Households in the 1990s. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 248–262.
Peace, Sheila (1998). Caring in place. In: Brechin, Ann; Walmsley, Jan; Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila eds. Care Matters. London: Sage, pp. 107–122.
Peace, Sheila and Johnson, Julia (1998). Living arrangements of older people. In: Bernard, Miriam and Phillips, Judith eds. The social policy of old age. London: Centre for Policy on Ageing, pp. 56–75.
Peace, Sheila (1998). Introduction: where care takes place. In: Allott, Margaret and Robb, Martin eds. Understanding Health and Social Care: An Introductory Reader. London: Sage, pp. 80–90.
Willcocks, D; Peace, S and Kellaher, L (1998). The physical world. In: Allott, Margaret and Robb, Martin eds. Understanding Health and Social Care: an Introductory Reader. London: Sage, pp. 80–90.
Conference Item
Katz, Jeanne ; Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2012). Exploring the goals of older people with high support needs in the UK: does their consumption match their aspirations? In: Second ISA Forum of Sociology: Social Justice and Democratization, 1-4 August 2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Katz, Jeanne ; Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2011). Validating aspirations of older people with high support needs. In: British Society of Gerontology 40th Annual Conference: "Understanding and Promoting the Values of Older Age", 5-7 July 2011, Plymouth, UK.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2009). Option recognition in later life: variations in ageing in place. In: 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics: Health, Wealth and Longevity, 5-9 July 2009, Paris, France.
Peace, Sheila ; Katz, Jeanne ; Holland, Caroline and Clark, Andrew (2007). Spaces for all. In: Rethink! New perspectives on public spaces , 24 April 2007, London.
Clark, Andrew ; Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Katz, Jeanne (2005). Intergenerational relationships around town: Aylesbury in winter and spring. In: British Society of Gerontology 34th Annual Scientific Meeting, 14-16 July 2005, University of Keele.
Clark, Andrew ; Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Katz, Jeanne (2005). Sense of community, public space, and intergenerational (in)activity in Middle England. In: Annual Meeting of The Association of American Geographers , 5-9 April 2005, Denver, CO, UK.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2003). From research to practice to policy: from ‘environment and identity’ to ‘senior housing charter’. In: Social Policy Association Annual Conference – What Works? Evidence, Research and Inference in Social Policy., 15-17 July 2003, University of Teeside .
Peace, Sheila ; Kellaher, Leonie and Holland, Caroline (2002). Making space for identity. In: 31st Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 12-14 September 2002, Birmingham.
Holland, C. ; Peace, S. and Kellaher, L. (2002). Environment and identity in later life: a cross-setting study. In: British Psychological Society Annual Conference, 13-15 March 2002, Blackpool.
Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2001). Inclusive housing in an ageing society. In: British Society of Gerontology 30th Annual Conference, 31st August - 2nd September 2001, Stirling University.
Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2000). Mapping environmental well-being for older people: one aspect of quality of life. In: 53rd Annual Scientific Meeting of Gerontological Society of America, 7-21 November 2000, Washington, DC.
Peace, Sheila ; Kellaher, Leonie and Holland, Caroline (2000). Understanding environmental well-being in later life. In: 29th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 8-10 September 2000, Oxford .
Holland, C. A. and Peace, S. M. (1998). Small residential homes: family care or mini institution? In: 51st Annual Scientific Meeting of The Gerontological Society of America , 20-24 November 1998, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Journal Article
Katz, Jeanne ; Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2013). Hearing the voices of people with high support needs. Journal of Aging Studies, 27(1), pp. 52–60.
Peace, Sheila ; Holland, Caroline and Kellaher, Leonie (2011). 'Option recognition' in later life: variations in ageing in place. Ageing and Society, 31(5), pp. 734–757.
Leece, Janet and Peace, Sheila (2010). Developing new understandings of independence and autonomy in the personalised relationship. British Journal of Social Work, 40(6), pp. 1847–1865.
Clark, Andrew; Holland, Caroline ; Katz, Jeanne and Peace, Sheila (2009). Learning to see: lessons from a participatory observation research project in public spaces. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 12(4), pp. 345–30.
Peace, Sheila and Holland, Caroline (2001). Homely residential care: a contradiction in terms? Journal of Social Policy, 30(3), pp. 393–410.
Bornat, Joanna ; Dimmock, Brian; Jones, David and Peace, Sheila (1999). Stepfamilies and older people: evaluating the implications of family change for an ageing population. Ageing and Society, 19(2), pp. 239–410.
Other
Bytheway, Bill ; Ward, Richard ; Holland, Caroline and Peace, Sheila (2007). Too old: older people's accounts of discrimination, exclusion and rejection: A report from the Research on Age Discrimination Project (RoAD) to Help the Aged. Help the Aged, London, UK.

last updated 31-Oct-2011