Chris Phillipson

Chris PhillipsonChris Phillipson, PhD, is Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at the University of Manchester 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.

He received his Ph.D from Durham University in 1977. His research interests have focused on family and community life in old age, problems of social exclusion, and issues relating to urbanisation and migration. He has published extensively on age-related matters and his books include: /Reconstructing old age/ (Sage, 1998), /Social theory and// //social ageing/ (co-authored, 2003), /Social networks and social/ /exclusion/ (co-edited, 2004), /Ageing, globalisation and inequality/ (co-edited, 2006) and /Futures of old age/ (co-edited, 2006). His is the co-editor (with Dale Dannefer) of the forthcoming Sage /Handbook of Social Gerontology/. His is a former President of the British Society of Gerontology, a member of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences and has been a visiting professor to universities in Japan and Australia.

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