Prof Christopher Phillipson

Professor Sociology & Social Gerontology

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I joined Sociology at the University of Manchester in November 2012 and took up my role as co-Director of MICRA in January 2013. Before coming to Manchester I was Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at Keele University where I had founded the Centre for Social Gerontology. During my time at Keele I served as Head of the Department of Applied Social Studies, Research Dean for Social Sciences and as Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Academic Development. I continue to hold an honorary position at Keele University. I am a former Deputy-Chair of the ESRC Training and Development Board. I was elected a Fellow of the British Gerontological Society in 2008 and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 2012. I received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the British Society of Gerontology in 2011. I have served as member of the Advisory Committee of the

New Dynamics of Ageing Programme and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Norwegian Lifecourse, Ageing and Generations Panel Study.

External positions

Director, Social Science Research Institutes, University of Keele


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Academic Development), Member of University Council and Senate, University of Keele


Dean of Postgraduate Affairs, University of Keele


Dean of Research, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Keele


Director, Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Keele


Senior Research Fellow, Department of Adult Education, University of Keele


Education / academic qualifications

  • Doctor of Social Science, The Experience of Retirement: A Sociological Analysis, University of Durham (1974 - 1977)
  • Bachelor of Social Science, Degree in Sociology (with Community Work training) 2/1, Birmingham Polytechnic (1970 - 1974)

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