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Centre for Research on Ageing

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The Centre for Research on Ageing is an international and multi-disciplinary research centre examining key issues in ageing and the lifecourse, informing policy and debate at the national and local level.

About

Through high quality research, the Centre for Research on Ageing contributes to a better understanding of the experience of ageing amongst different groups and societies, which will in turn place us in a better strategic position to improve the quality of life of older people. 

In addition to research, the Centre contributes to capacity building of future academics and professionals by teaching different postgraduate programmes in Gerontology. 

The Centre is involved in various research and teaching activities: 

Research highlights

Looking after the sandwich generation

Research from the University is informing policy on how society can support the so-called ‘sandwich generation’.

People, projects, publications and PhDs

People

Professor Athina Vlachantoni

Professor of Gerontology & Social Policy

Research interests

  • Informal care provision and receipt
  • Unmet need for social care
  • Pension protection

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: a.vlachantoni@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Mr Christoph Heuser BA, MSc, FHEA

Teaching Fellow in Gerontology

Email: christoph.heuser@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Dalia Tsimpida

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Healthy Ageing and Longevity
  • Hearing Health Inequalities
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: d.tsimpida@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Elisabeth Schroeder-Butterfill

Head of Department

Research interests

  • Care in later life
  • Older people's social and support networks
  • Vulnerability

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: e.schroeder-butterfill@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Eloi Ribe

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Poverty in later life
  • Intergenerational relationships

Accepting applications from PhD students

Dr Fei Wang

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Well-being of older people
  • Social determinants on ageing
  • Policy interventions for older people

Email: fei.wang@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Gloria Langat

Email: g.c.langat@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Professor Maria Evandrou FAcSS

PROFESSOR OF GERONTOLOGY

Research interests

  • Inequalities in later life, particularly inequalities in the incomes of older people, equity in health and social care, and inequalities amongst ethnic elders in the UK
  • Informal carers, paid employment and resources
  • The retirement prospects of future generations of elders, particularly the building and use of different types of policy tools for modelling income, pensions, health, incapacity, demand and supply of formal and informal care amongst older people in the future

Accepting applications from PhD students

Email: maria.evandrou@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Rosalind Willis BSc MSc PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Ethnicity
  • Ageing
  • Dementia

Email: r.m.willis@soton.ac.uk

Address: B58, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ

Dr Saddaf Naaz Akhtar

Research Fellow in Inclusive Ageing (QA)

Research interests

  • Inclusive and healthy ageing
  • Mortality and causes of death
  • Public health and Gender

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