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Ageing & GerontologyPart of Economic, Social & Political Science

Dr Gloria Chepngeno Langat PhD in Demography

Visiting Fellow, Associate Professor in Gerontology,Examinations Officer, Senior Tutor

Dr Gloria Chepngeno Langat

Dr Gloria Chepngeno Langat is a Associate Professor in Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

My work focuses largely on resource-poor settings such as slums of urban areas and marginalised rural communities.

I am a Associate Professor in Gerontology focusing on ageing in Africa and Asia. My research focuses on understanding the context of ageing in Africa including exploring migration in old age, urban–rural migration dynamics, and wellbeing. I previously held a British Academy postdoctoral fellowship (2010–2013) and my research sought to understand the long-term dimension of growing old as a carer and to explore the complexities of older people living with HIV and AIDS. This work also examined the effects of HIV and AIDS on older people living in poor neighbourhoods of Nairobi, Kenya, mainly in their role as carers for people living with AIDS. I am a demographer by training with research interests in ageing in developing countries, particularly focusing on the dynamics of ageing within contemporary African context. I obtained my PhD in social statistics (specialising in demography) from the University of Southampton in 2009, having worked as a research officer with the African Population and Research Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. I have an MA Population Studies from the University of Nairobi.

Research interests

Research Interests

My research interests lie within the fields of demography, population ageing, and gerontology. My work focuses on developing countries largely Africa and Asia. My broad research topics include: ageing in developing countries; HIV and AIDS; migration and health; impact of population dynamics on households and families; sexuality in old age and urbanization.

Current Research Projects

  • Perspective on Sexuality and Sexual Health of Older People in South Africa in collaboration with Vicky Hosegood and Makandwe Nyirenda from the Medical Research Council, Durban, South Africa.
  • Understanding Resilience in Later Life in Low-Resource Setting in collaboration with Maria Evandrou (PI), Isabella Aboderin, Rachel Bennett, Jane Falkingham, and jointly with the Africa Population and Health Research Centre, Nairobi, Kenya (ESRC-DFID funded).

Previous Research Projects

  • Unravelling the Complex Burden of HIV/AIDS: Indirect Impacts and Risk of HIV Infection among Older People (2010-2013) British Academy Post-doctoral Fellowship

Examinations Officer

Senior Tutor

Current Courses

  • GERO6024: Ageing in sub-Saharan Africa: Research and Policy
  • GERO6025: Policy Evaluation for Ageing Societies
  • GERO6017: Methods for Researching Ageing Societies

Previous Courses

  • GERO6012: Demographic Change, Ageing and Globalisation
  • GERO6011: Ageing, Health and Wellbeing
  • DEMO3013 Seminar Series
  • DEMO2010 Population in Developing Societies
Dr Gloria Chepngeno Langat
Centre for Research on Ageing Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 58

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