Professor Merryn Gott

Co-Investigator, Look at Me! Images of Women and Ageing

Merryn has recently moved from the Institute for Studies on Ageing, University of Sheffield, UK to a post as Professor of Health Sciences in the School of Nursing at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has been conducting multi-disciplinary research with older people for over 15 years. Her main research areas are end of life care for older people, and sexuality/sexual health and ageing. She has published over fifty peer reviewed papers in leading international journals, as well as 3 books. Recently, she has developed an interest in the role of the creative arts in offering an alternative means to explore experiences of ageing and later life.


Publications Include:

Gott, M and Ingleton, C. (eds.) (2011) Living with Ageing and Dying: International Perspectives on End of Life Care for Older People. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hinchliff , S and Gott, M. (2008) Challenging Social Myths and Stereotypes of Women and Aging: Heterosexual Women Talk about Sex. Journal of Women and Aging 20(1), 65-82.

Gott, M. (2005) Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageing. Buckingham: Open University Press.

Gott, M., Hinchliff, S. and Galena, E. (2004) A Qualitative Study to Explore GP Attitudes to Discussing Sexual Health Issues with Older People. Social Science and Medicine 58(11): 2093-2103.