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Chris Phillipson University of Manchester, UK

Chris Phillipson has held the post of Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology, at the University of Keele since 1988. He currently serves as one of the three Pro-Vice Chancellors for the University, with a portfolio covering learning and teaching. Professor Phillipson established the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Work in 1988 and headed the Department until 1996. He subsequently served as Dean of Research for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Dean of Postgraduate Affairs before taking up his present post in 2006. He was also founding Director (1986-1997) of the Centre for Social Gerontology.