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Professor Karen West

Professor Karen West

Professor Karen West
PhD, MA, BA (Hons)

Professor of Social Policy and Ageing

Office Room 2.4, 7 Priory Road
School for Policy Studies,
8 Priory Road, Clifton BS8 1TZ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 0836

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I joined the School for Policy Studies from Aston University, where I was head of the Sociology and Policy department and founder member of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing. I am also a Visiting Professor at Örebro University in Sweden, where I teach and advise on the interdisciplinary postgraduate research programme on ‘Successful Ageing'.   

I have a broad background in public policy, social policy and public management and governance, but the focus of my work for about the last twelve years has been on ageing.  I have carried out numerous research projects on this general theme ...

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