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Centre for Research on Ageing and Generations

The Centre for Research on Ageing and Generations (CRAG), formerly known as the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender, is a multi and inter-disciplinary research centre housed within the Department of Sociology, which builds on staff research specialisms from across the Faculty of Social Sciences.


Dr Jo Blanden

Co-Director of CRAG

Jo Blanden graduated from the University of East Anglia in 1998; she then studied for a Masters degree in Economics at University College London. From 2000 to 2005 she was a full-time researcher in the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics and completed her PhD at UCL over this time. She joined the Department of Economics at Surrey in October 20...

Dr Vicki Harman

Reader in Sociology

My research interests are primarily in the areas of family life, gender, food practices and social inequalities. I am passionate about using qualitative research methods including ethnography, interviews, focus groups and creative and visual approaches to research. I joined the University of Surrey as a Senior Lecturer in Sociology in August 2017. Prior to this I wo...

Professor Andrew King

Co-Director of CRAG

I am a Professor of Sociology and the Head of the Department of Sociology here at Surrey. I am also Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Generations, Co-Chair of SGS (the Sex, Gender and Sexualities Research Group at Surrey) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have been recognised for my excellence in research and teaching. In 2018...

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