Dr Friederike Ziegler

Senior Research Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0001-5529-0146

Friederike Ziegler is a qualitative researcher and has joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research to contribute and lead on to the process evaluation of the HERO trial. She is an experienced social scientist with a background in geography, participatory methods and research into experiences of ageing. She has a particular interest in broadening our conceptualisation of older people’s mobilities based on the mobilities turn in the social sciences


Festival of Social Sciences: ‘How do you want to live in later life?’ Exhibition & public engagement 2016, University of Sheffield, (£600)

Erasmus Teaching Mobility Grant, 2015, University of Sheffield, (£400)

Methodological Innovation Grant: Co-production through visual methods, 2014, Faculty of Social Science, University of Sheffield (£2k)

Co-investigator: Co-motion: design for wellbeing. 2013, EPSRC et al (£1.2m)

Developing a Survey of Attitudes to Dementia in the General Population, 2012, Hull York Medical School (£14k)

Researcher-Led Development Grant: Developing and enabling meaningful involvement of participants in mental health services research, 2012, University of York, (£3k)

Three-month ESRC Overseas Studentship, Massey University, New Zealand, 2007, Economic and Social Research Council


McCall V, Ziegler F, Robertson J, Lovatt M, Phillips J, Porteus J, McIntyre Z, Rutherford A, Sixsmith J, Woolrych R, Eadie J, Wallman J, Epinosa M, Harrison E, Wallace T. Housing and Ageing: Let’s Get Serious—“How Do You Plan for the Future while Addressing Immediate Chaos?” Housing and Communities: Foundations for Inclusive Society 2020;8(3). https://doi.org/10.17645/si.v8i3.2779

Gilbody, S., Lewis, H., Adamson, J., et al, Ziegler, F., McMillan, D. (2017) Collaborative Care for older people with sub-threshold depression (The CASPER randomised controlled trial). JAMA

Park, A. & Ziegler, F. (2016) ‘Designing with Downsizers’. Report for architects, policy makers and planners. University of Sheffield: DWELL

Park, A. & Ziegler, F. (2016) ‘A Home for Life- A critical perspective on housing choice for downsizers in the UK’.  Architecture, Media, Policy & Society 9; 2; 1-21

Lewis, H., Adamson,J., Atherton, K.,  Ziegler, F., Gilbody, S. et al (2016) ‘Collaborative Care and active surveillance for older adults with sub-threshold depression: a multi-centred randomised controlled trial of clinical and cost effectiveness – the CASPER trial’. HTA Report.

Murray, M. and Ziegler, F (2015) ‘The narrative psychology of community health workers’. Journal of Health Psychology 20; 3; 338-349

Ziegler, F. (2014) ‘Ageing- The best years of our lives?’ The British Academy Debates. Report for the British Academy

Ziegler, F. and Scharf, T. (2013) ‘Community-based participatory action research: opportunities and challenges for critical gerontology’ in Baars, J., Grenier, A., Dohmen, J & Phillipson, C. (eds) Ageing, Meaning and Social Structure: Connecting Critical and Humanistic Gerontology. London: Policy Press

Ziegler, F. (2012) “You have to engage with life- otherwise life will go away”: an intersectional life course analysis of social engagement among older women in a deprived urban area.  Geoforum. 43, 6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2012.03.013

Schwanen T. & Ziegler F. (2011) Editorial- Special Issue:  ‘Independence, Wellbeing and Mobility in Old Age- a Geographical Perspective’.  Ageing and Society, 31, 5.

Ziegler F. & Schwanen, T. (2011): “I like to go out to be energised by different people”- an exploratory analysis of mobility and wellbeing in later life.  Ageing and Society, 31, 5

Ziegler F. (2008): Walking the tight-rope: Postgraduate experiences of publishing a policy report. In Blunt, A & Souch, C. (eds) Publishing in Geography. RGS (with IBG), London.

Alexander C., Beale N., Kesby M., Kindon S., McMillan J., Pain R. and Ziegler F. (2007) Participatory diagramming. In Kindon S., Pain R. and Kesby M. (eds) Participatory action research approaches and methods: connecting people, participation and place. Routledge, London

Ziegler, F. (2007) Getting Around- Reporting research findings of a study into daily mobility and social exclusion with older people in County Durham, UK. Age Concern, London.