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Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology

MICRA

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MICRA

Oxford Road

Manchester, Manchester m13 9pl

United Kingdom

Company Description

MICRA also provides more targeted support helping to develop research proposals and supporting pilot studies. Our fortnightly membership newsletter highlights ageing-related research events and funding opportunities. We prepare statements of support for a ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology

Keele University

Affiliations

Fellow
The Gerontological Society of America

Fellow
British Gerontological Society

Advisory Board Member
Timescapes

Member
Consortium on Urban Ageing

CoS Member
FUTURAGE

Trustee
British Holistic Medical Association

Co-Founder
College Corporation

Member
Age Concern England

Founder
The Center for Social Gerontology , Inc.

Founder
Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Work

Education

BA

Ph.D

Durham University

Web References (197 Total References)


Engineering, environment and technology - Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing - The University of Manchester

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Professor Chris Phillipson

Professor Chris Phillipson studies the relationship between population ageing and urbanisation, exploring questions about the impact of cities on older people (and vice versa). This work is being supported by Manchester City Council and through a Marie Curie Fellowship from the EU. He also leads an ESRC-funded International Partnership and Networking Scheme (IPNS) which brings together a number of European and North American universities and research centres engaged in the study of the impact of demographic change on urban life.
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Professor Chris Phillipson (School of Social Sciences, MICRA Institute Executive Director)


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MICRA's Institute Executive Director, Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Faculty of Humanities, said: "This event gave the audience a unique opportunity to learn about existing intergenerational work taking place.

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The framework was written by Dr Sophie Handler, a joint appointment between Manchester City Council and The University of Manchester working with Professor Chris Phillipson in MICRA.
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The British Academy for the Humanities and Social Sciences has published a report which sets out nine local actions to reduce health inequalities, including a call from ageing experts Hal Kendig and MICRA Co-director Chris Phillipson for local age-friendly strategies.
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Hal Kendig and Chris Phillipson's paper, 'Building Age-Friendly Communities: New Approaches to Challenging Health and Social Inequalities', makes the case for implementing locally-based 'age-friendly environments' that facilitate improvements in the independence, participation, health and wellbeing of older people, and, in so doing, reduce social and health inequalities.
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Professors Cay Kielty and Dean Jackson representing the Faculty of Life Sciences have joined the existing leadership team of James Nazroo and Chris Phillipson (Humanities) and Alistair Burns and Neil Pendleton (Medical and Human Sciences) to support the continued development and growth of MICRA across the University and beyond.
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Working with MICRA Co-Director Professor Chris Phillipson, Tine's two year research project will explore older people's experiences of social exclusion and inclusion in their neighbourhoods, building on her previous work at the Free University of Brussels.
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Also supervised by Chris Phillipson, Sophie has a PhD in architecture and supports the UK Urban Ageing Consortium and leads on the research and evaluation framework for age-friendly cities.
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Tine and Sophie's appointments support a growing body of work led by Chris Phillipson around the relationship between population ageing and urbanisation, exploring questions about the impact of cities on older people.
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New publication by Professor Chris Phillipson
Chris Phillipson's new book Ageing has been published by Polity Press.
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Professor Chris Phillipson has been named as a MICRA Co-director. Since joining The University of Manchester in November as Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, Chris has had a very active role within MICRA and we are delighted that he is taking on this new role. Working alongside existing co-directors Professor James Nazroo, Professor Alistair Burns and Dr Neil Pendleton, Chris will provide strategic input as MICRA continues to expand and grow.
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Chris was the founding director of the Centre for Social Gerontology at Keele University (1986 - 1997) and is a former President of the British Society of Gerontology.
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It will grant access to leading international speakers from across a range of disciplines including Professor Chris Phillipson,Professor James Banks, Professor James Nazroo and Professor Armando Barrientos.
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This view point for the Housing LIN by Professor Chris Phillipson (Sociology and Social Gerontology), provides a 'tour de force' on the development of age-friendly cities within a global urban context.
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Professor Chris Phillipson hosted a major event on 5 November aimed at making city life better for older residents with Manchester City Council's Valuing Older People team. The one-day conference 'Developing Age-Friendly Cities: Planning Urban Environments' was part of the 10th annual nationwide Festival of Social Science organised by the Economics and Social Research Council, and brought together a range of practitioners and researchers in urban design and planning from the UK and abroad to discuss the latest initiatives and thinking behind the planning of age-friendly urban environments.
The Manchester Town Hall event is part of an ongoing programme of work between the University and Manchester City Council investigating different ways in which cities can respond to an ageing population. Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, said: "Developing new age-friendly approaches in the planning and design of urban neighbourhoods will be a crucial task for urban development and the vitality of urban life in the years ahead.
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Professor Phillipson has recently joined The University of Manchester as part of the University's growing commitment to research on ageing.
Professor Chris Phillipson
We are delighted to announce that Professor Chris Phillipson has joined The University of Manchester as part of the University's growing commitment to research on ageing. Chris began his new role as Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology on 1 November 2012, and will be working closely with MICRA.
Chris was previously Professor of Applies 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.


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Professor Chris Phillipson

Professor Phillipson is one of the co-directors of MICRA. He is especially interested in studying questions relating to family and community life in old age, problems of poverty and social exclusion, social theory and ageing, and the impact of globalisation on later life. Chris co-ordinates an ESRC funded international network examining the relationship between population ageing and urbanisation and is involved in a study with a variety of universities studying changes influencing the transition from work to retirement.


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Professor Christopher Phillipson - Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology

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