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Published: 2023-03-14

FORTE-funded research collaboration in aging and health

NEWS Over the next three years Julia Schröders, together with a research group, are going to investigate a relatively unexplored concept in aging research, namely that of social frailty and its effect on older adults’ cognitive health.

Julia Schröders, postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, and her research group have been awarded SEK 4.99 million by FORTE for

the project 'The cognitive consequences of social frailty: a mixed methods study of precarity and resilience among aging populations in India and Sweden'.

The application was submitted as part of the special call by FORTE and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for collaborative research projects in the field of ageing and health.

- We are very excited about this project. This grant offers us the opportunity to conduct some very relevant and timely research. But we’re also looking forward to establishing collaborations with India and work together with a group of researchers from two strong research institutions in Trivandrum and Mumbai, says Julia Schröders.

The interdisciplinary research group also includes Masoud Vaezghasemi and Miguel San Sebastian, also from the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health, as well as Anna Baranowska-Rataj and Gunnar Malmberg from CEDAR. The researchers will apply mixed-methods and utilizing data that span across the Covid-19 pandemic in both Sweden and India.

- I’m personally very glad for this opportunity, continues Julia. This is my first bigger research grant, so an important step for me as a young researcher.