Dr Suzanne Cook will be presenting findings from the recently completed Redirection Project. This project examines later life career development among adults age 50 and older who shifted into second or third careers, or who were seeking new employment. The study also examined the experiences of career practitioners working with older adults in order to identify approaches that can assist and support older workers.
What research tells us about the trend towards delayed retirement and the expansion of working lives
The diversity of paid work undertaken by those 50+ and their later life career needs
Best practices for working with older adults on employment and career development issues
Suzanne Cook, social gerontologist and Adjunct Professor
Dr Suzanne Cook is a social gerontologist and Adjunct Professor at York University in the Department of Sociology and York’s Centre for Aging Research and Education. She is a leading-edge researcher who studies career development and older workers, with a particular focus on second careers. Her research bridges theory, research and practice. Her recent initiative, the CERIC-funded Redirection Project examines the diverse later life work experiences of mature workers.