RAPP is committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults and family caregivers by bridging research, policies, and practice. By applying various research methodologies and through an integrated and inclusive research process with stakeholders, we advance our conceptual understanding, generate new knowledge across disciplines, and translate research to policy and practice to develop relevant and meaningful outcomes.

We are a proven leader in research on:

  • Family caregiving across the life course and its cumulative impact on caregivers’ health, wealth, and well-being towards making caregiving sustainable
  • Older adults’ contributions to and social inclusion in work and society, including older workers’ abilities to maintain paid work
  • Care and support of older adults and adults with chronic illness or disabilities, including creating livable spaces and age-friendly communities that enhance well-being.

Recent research projects

Enhancing the employability of older workers and caregivers through technology solutions

With funding from AGE-WELL, Canada’s technology and aging network (2020-2024), we:

Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems

With funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (2018-2021) and in collaboration with the Sustainable Care team led by Professor Sue Yeandle at Sheffield University, we: