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Appointment boost to University's research on ageing

09 Nov 2012

Leading social gerontologist joins Manchester.

Professor Chris Phillipson has joined The University of Manchester as part of the University’s growing commitment to research on ageing.

Chris began his new role as Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology on 1 November 2012, and will be working closely with MICRA (Manchester Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Research on Ageing). 

Chris was previously Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University where he was founding Director of the Centre for Social Gerontology (1986-1997), Dean of Research for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Pro-Vice Chancellor (2005-2009).

Additionally, Chris is a former President of the British Society of Gerontology and has recently been appointed a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.

His major research work has been in the field of ageing where he has led a number of research programmes investigating issues relating to pre-retirement education, family and community life in old age, problems of social exclusion, and issues relating to urbanisation and migration.