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Centre for Social Gerontology, Keele UniversityResearch Funder/Centre

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Research centre



Since 1987 the Centre for Social Gerontology at Keele University has been at the forefront of research, teaching and policy development in the field of ageing.

The Centre's work on the social analysis of ageing reflects the importance of diversity through all phases of the life course. Adopting interdisciplinary perspectives, research focuses on areas such as family and kinship, women and ageing, social inclusion and exclusion, inter-generational relationships, and the social policy of later life.


Providing research services to a range of public and voluntary sector organisations; Developing inter- and multi-disciplinary research; Engaging with national and international research on ageing.

Main research areas

Drawing on a variety of disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives to examine individual and social ageing, research addresses such themes as:
• Family and kinship.
• Inter-generational relationships.
• Retirement.
• Women and ageing.
• Social exclusion and inclusion.
• Globalisation.
• Self and identity in old age.
• The social policy of later life.
• Ageing in different types of environment.

Research disciplines

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


Professor Miriam Bernard


Centre for Social Gerontology
Keele University
United Kingdom


+44 (0) 1782 734067


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