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Centre for Research on Ageing

A large group of people of different ages

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

Improving the lives of older people in Kenya

Our research into ageing and the wellbeing of older people in Kenya has influenced benefit systems within Kenya and across sub-Saharan Africa more widely.

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

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Mr Christoph Heuser BA, MSc, FHEA

Teaching Fellow in Gerontology
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Dr Dalia Tsimpida

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Public Health, Policy and Systems Research
  • Healthy Ageing and Longevity
  • Social epidemiology and multimorbidity in later life

Accepting applications from PhD students

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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

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Dr Eloi Ribe

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Health inequalities
  • Poverty in later life
  • Intergenerational relationships

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Fei Wang

Lecturer in Gerontology

Research interests

  • Well-being of older people
  • Social determinants on ageing
  • Policy interventions for older people
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Professor Maria Evandrou FAcSS

PROFESSOR OF GERONTOLOGY

Research interests

  • ESRC: Centre for Population Change (CPC): I am Co-Director of ESRC Centre for Population Change. My collaborative work focuses on a) Increasing longevity and the changing life course, and b) Understanding intergenerational relations & exchange. For more information, please visit the CPC website.
  • ESRC CPC - Connecting Generations: I am also Co-Director of the ESRC CPC-Connecting Generations research programme. The research will investigate areas such as changing intergenerational relationships; intergenerational flows of support in later life; and work-life balance, employment and caring responsibilities in mid-life. More information on the Connecting Generations research programme here.

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Rosalind Willis BSc MSc PhD

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Ethnicity
  • Ageing
  • Dementia
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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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