King's College London

School of Social Science and Public Policy

Gerontology Research


Strand Campus


London, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

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Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute of Gerontology is one of the leading centres worldwide dedicated to the study of ageing and later life. Founded in 1986, it is at the vanguard of multi-disciplinary research, acting as a bridge between the social, clinical and biological sciences. The Institute’s inter-disciplinary nature is reflected in its broad research sponsorship base; it has received funding from four out of five UK-Research Councils (i.e. ESRC, AHRB, EPSRC & BBSRC), as well as Charities, Government, NGOs and other organisations. The Institute’s research has included the study of: elder abuse; demographies of care; pensions and poverty; housing and technology; the health and social concerns of ‘new’ ageing populations; end of life care and bereavement; the demography of informal care; falls prevention among older people; and the biology of natural ageing. The Institute’s current research is focused on the following main areas: Understanding Contemporary Ageing; Social and Family Care; Lifecourse influences on Health and Wellbeing; Transitions in Health and Social Care; Poverty and Inequality in Later Life; Human Rights and the Abuse of Older People. We have a thriving PhD and research community.


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Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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