1963-2018 - 55 years of Research for Social Change

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Isabella Aboderin

Former Collaborating Researcher

Isabella Aboderin was part of the research team for the project Ageing, Development and Social Protection (2001-2003). At the time of her collaboration with UNRISD, she was affiliated to the Institute for Development Policy and Management (IDPM), University of Manchester, UK, for the purpose of developing further research on intergenerational family support, poverty and old economic security in West Africa.
She received an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Medicine, and a PhD from the University of Bristol, School for Policy Studies, for a dissertation titled ‘Social Change and the Decline in Family Support for Older People in Ghana: An Investigation of the Nature and Causes of the Shifts in Support’. Following her PhD she worked as Research Associate at the International Institute on Health and Ageing, University of Bristol. Subsequently, she spent a year at the World Health Organization, co-ordinating the ageing and life course programme’s initiative on life course and health.