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Workshop - 25-26 June 2015

Title: New Directions in Human Capital Theory (Work Stream 2)

Workshop Leaders: Stan Siebert, Fiona CarmichaelMary O’Mahony

Date: 25-26 June 2015
Place: Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Workshop programme.

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Seminar - 5th February 2015

Employment and well-being: How much work should we do in the ‘good life’?

Workshop Leader: Dr Brendan Burchell

Date: Thursday 5 February 2015
Time: 12.30 – 14.00
Place: Room 710, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham

Registration is not required please just come along
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Workshop - 11th September 2014

A follow-on workshop building on (WS1) Optimising health, well-being and performance in diverse and ageing workforces was held on 11th September 2014 (click here for details).

The Workshop slides are available to download below:


British Sociological Association - Ageing, Body and Society Study Group

TAEN - The Age and Employment Network

CREW - Centre for Research on the Economy and the Workplace

City of London Research by Lindsey Dugdill et al. (Summary, Report, Technical Report)

The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy


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Carmichael, F., Hulme, C. and Porcellato, L. (2013) Older age and ill-health: links to work and worklessness, International Journal of Workplace Health Management, Vol. 6:1, 54 - 65, doi:10.1108/17538351311312330

Carmichael, F., Grunfeld, B., Duberley, J., Thorgersen-Ntoumani, C., Sadhra, S. and Wright, L. 2013 Profits and People: understanding how enhancing workplace well-being can promote a healthy bottom-line, Business Quarter, Winter 13, Issue 4, 18-19


Fenton, S-J.,Pinilla Roncancio, M., Sing, M., Sadhra, S. & Carmichael, F. (2015) Workplace wellbeing programmes and their impact on employees and their employing organisations: A scoping review of the evidence base

Vitlic, A., Phillips, A.C., Gallagher, S., Carroll, D., Lord, J.M., Oliver, C., & Moss, P. (in press).  Anti-cytomegalovirus antibody titres are not associated with caregiving burden in younger caregivers, but do relate to negative health behaviours. British Journal of Health Psychology, IF 2.7 

Gallagher, S., Phillips, A.C., Lee, H., & Carroll, D. (in press). The association between spirituality and depression in parents caring for children with developmental disabilities: social support and/or last resort. Journal of Religion and Health, IF 0.77

Vitlic, A., Khanfer, R., Lord, J.M., Carroll, D. & Phillips, A.C. (in press). Bereavement reduces neutrophil oxidative burst only in older adults: Role of the HPA axis and immunesenescence. Immunity and Ageing, 11, 13. IF 2.32 

Papini, C., Nakamura, P., Zorzetto, L., Thompson, J.L., Kokubun, E., & Phillips, A.C. (2014). The effect of a community-based primary health care exercise program on inflammatory biomarkers and hormones levels. Mediators of Inflammation, 2014, 7 pages IF 2.42

Duggal. N.A., Beswetherick, A., Upton, J., Hampson, P., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2014). Depressive symptoms in hip fracture patients are associated with reduced monocyte superoxide production. Experimental Gerontology, 54, 27-34. IF 3.71  

Duggal, N.A., Upton, J., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2013). Depression is associated with reduced neutrophil function in hip fracture patients. Brain, Behavior & Immunity, 33, 173-182. IF 5.69  

Phillips, A.C., Upton, J., Arora Duggal, N., & Lord, J.M. (2013). Depression following hip fracture is associated with increased physical frailty in older adults: the role of the cortisol: dehydroepiandrosterone sulphate ratio. BMC Geriatrics, 13, 60 

Phillips, A.C., Robertson, T., Carroll, D., Der, G., Shiels, P.G., McGlynn, L., & Benzeval, M. (2013). Do symptoms of depression predict telomere length? Evidence from the West of Scotland Twenty-07 Study. Psychosomatic Medicine, 75, 288-296. IF 3.97 

Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C., (2013). DHEA, DHEAS and cortisol responses to acute exercise in older adults in relation to exercise training status and sex. Age, 35, 395-405. IF 6.28 

Ginty, A.T., Carroll, D., Roseboom, T.J., Phillips, A.C., & de Rooij, S.R. (2013). Depression and anxiety are associated with hypertension five years later in a cohort of late middle aged men and women. Journal of Human Hypertension, 27, 187-190. IF 2.80  

Heaney, J.L.J., Phillips, A.C., & Carroll, D. (2012). Ageing, health behaviours and the diurnal rhythm and awakening response of salivary cortisol. Experimental Aging Research, 38, 295-314. IF 1.45 

Heaney, J.L.J., Carroll, D., & Phillips, A.C. (2012). Ageing, physical function, and the diurnal rhythms of cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 37, 341-349. IF 5.81

Hallam, S., Arber, S., Barrientos, A., Upton, J., Arora Duggal, N., Creech, A., Goulding, A., Haslam, C., Kuh, D., Lloyd, L., Lord, J., Murphy, M., Newman, A., Phillips, A.C., & Twumasi, R. (2014). Maintaining health and wellbeing: overcoming barriers to healthy ageing. In A. Walker (Ed). The New Science of Ageing. Bristol: Policy Press. 

Cox, L.S., Mason, P.A., Bagley, M.C., Steinsaltz, D., Stefanovska, A., Bernjak, A., McClintock, P.V.E., Phillips, A.C., Upton, J., Latimer, J.E. & Davis, T. (2014). Understanding Ageing: Biological and Social Perspectives. In A. Walker (Ed). The New Science of Ageing. Bristol: Policy Press.

Phillips, A.C. (2014). The importance of good relationships for staying healthy. The Conversation 

Phillips, A.C. (2014). Depression after hip fracture among older adults. Innov-age Magazine, 5, 12-13. 

Phillips, A.C. (2013). Depression after hip fracture in older adults. The Conversation

Bosch, J.A., Phillips, A.C., & Lord, J.M. (2013).  Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioural Determinants. New York: Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4614-4775-7 (Print) 978-1-4614-4776-4 (Online) Book

Phillips, A.C., Khanfer, R., & Upton, J. (2013). Stress and neutrophil function. Book chapter 4. Immunosenescence: Psychosocial and Behavioural Determinants. Eds. J. Bosch, A.C. Phillips, & J.M. Lord. New York: Springer. Pp.47-62. Book Chapter