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Professor Athina Vlachantoni

Professor Athina Vlachantoni

Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy

Accepting applications from PhD students.

Connect with Athina


Tel: +44 23 8059 8940

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)


I joined the University of Southampton in 2007, following a PhD in social policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MSc Comparative Social Policy at the University of Oxford (Wolfson College) and a BA Social Policy and Politics at Royal Holloway, University of London.

I am a member of the UK Social Policy Association, the British Society of Gerontology, and the British Society of Population Studies. I am a member of the ESRC Peer Review College, Chair of the ESRC Grant Assessment Panel (D), and Director of the ESRC South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership. I am also Deputy Director of Ageing & Society, and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Social Policy. I was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2022.

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