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Centre for Research on Ageing, University of SouthamptonResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre



The Centre for Research on Ageing is an international and multi-disciplinary research centre examining key issues in ageing and the lifecourse that will inform policy at the national and local level. In addition to research, the Centre contributes to capacity building of future academics and professionals by teaching postgraduate programmes in Gerontology. The Centre is not just concerned with issues concerning the lives of older people but also how we age across the life course, and what the role of policy is at the national and local level.


Through high quality research and postgraduate training, the Centre strives to contribute to a better understanding of the experience of ageing amongst different groups and societies.

Main research areas

Inequalities in later life with respect to health and access to health and social care services

Resources in old age and quality of life

Diversity in later life and the ageing of ethnic minority communities

Simulation modeling tools for policy analysis

Investigation of socio-economic characteristics across cohorts

Family care, paid work and policy

Consumption patterns in later life

Exploring the usefulness of innovative methodologies in policy research

Retirement prospects of future generations of elders; Social networks and informal support; Income, pensions and inequality;  Gender and pension reform; Ageing in developing and transitional societies.

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Economics,Demography


Professor Maria Evandrou


Centre for Research on Ageing
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences
University of Southampton
United Kingdom
SO17 1BJ


+44 (0)23 8059 8940


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