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Published: 17 February 2017

Dr Andrew King awarded prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship

Dr Andrew King, Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender at Surrey, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship on Ageing & Diversity: LGBT* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans*) Housing and Long-term Care.

Dr Andrew King, Senior Lecturer in the Sociology Department and Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender at Surrey, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship on Ageing & Diversity: LGBT* (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans*) Housing and Long-term Care. This has enabled him to undertake a new research project in collaboration with a Research Fellow from Alice Salomon University, Berlin.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships aim to “enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.”

This is a valuable opportunity for Dr King and his Fellow to understand more about older LGBT* people and housing on a broader, international scale and significantly adds to the value and usefulness of European social science about LGBT* ageing.

This significant award acknowledges Dr King’s outstanding contributions to LGBT* research.

Congratulations to Dr King - we wish him every success in the coming year.

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