European Network on Gerontological Social Work


The objective of this Special Interest Group (SIG) is to unite scholars, practitioners, students, and policymakers with a keen interest in Gerontological Social Work (GSW) from both Europe and beyond.

Key activities:

  1. Establishing robust structures for the dissemination of research in gerontological social work through various mediums such as publications and podcasts.
  2. Advocating for increased visibility of age-related aspects and the aging process within the realm of social work research.
  3. Facilitating the exchange of experiences of how gerontological social work unfolds in diverse international contexts.


  • Associate Professor Sarah Lonbay, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland, UK. Contact:
  • Associate Professor Tove Harnett, School of Social Work, Lund University, Sweden. Contact: