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UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
BSc Population Health

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Professor Paul Higgs

Module Tutor, Social Theory


Paul Higgs is professor of Sociology of Ageing at UCL. His research interests stem from work he conducted with Dr Chris Gilleard which has been published in four books 'Cultures of ageing: Self citizen and society' (2000) and 'Contexts of ageing: Class, cohort and community' (2005). 

He is currently a co-investigator on two 5 year NIHR/ESRC projects (MARQUE and PRIDE) investigating the social aspects of dementia. Professor Higgs is also an editor of the journal' Social Theory and Health' as well as  co-editor of the 2017 'Sociology of Health and Illness' monograph which addresses the topic of dementia and the social mind.