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- faculteit der sociale wetensch ( afdeling sociologie )
Present: Monday - Friday
- Social Gerontology.
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 – www.lasa-vu.nl), 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.
Supervision of PhD research