Prof.dr. T.G. van Tilburg

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+31 20 59 86870
faculteit der sociale wetensch ( afdeling sociologie )

Present: Monday - Friday


  • Social Gerontology.

Short Biography

Theo van Tilburg is Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at VU University Amsterdam. He was trained in sociology and research methods. He is board member of the ‘Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam’ (LASA –, an ongoing interdisciplinary study into aspects of aging since 1991. He was associate editor of Personal Relationships; and is board member of International Journal of Ageing and Later Life; Journal of Social and Personal Relationships; Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences. His research interests include the effects of personal network characteristics and social support on well-being and health; life-course developments in personal networks, related to deteriorating health and role loss; societal developments in composition and function of families and personal networks; cross-national studies in networks and loneliness; including the evaluation of loneliness interventions.


Curriculum Vitae



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Ancillary activities

Coalitie Erbij - Advisor Utrecht, 01 juli 2016
Gemeente Amsterdam, expertgroep eenzaamheid - Advisor Amsterdam, 01 november 2016
Movisie, deelcommissie Maatschappelijke ondersteuning, parti - Advisor Utrecht, 01 november 2016
NWO, Commissie bezwaarschriften - Advisor Den Haag, 01 november 2016
Last changes Ancillary activities: Amsterdam 27 januari 2017