Karen Lowton

Position:

Professor in Sociology (Ageing & Health)

Affiliation:

Department of Sociology, University of Sussex

Degree:

PhD in Sociology

Biography:

My research focuses on understanding the needs and experiences of the ‘new’ ageing populations; groups of people with rare and complex health conditions who, for the first time in history and due to innovative medical therapies, have been enabled to grow into adulthood. My interest focuses on the formal and informal care given to and received by these cohorts across the lifecourse.

Research interests:

Medical sociology, rare and complex health conditions, ageing, informal care, healthcare, health services

Academic webpage:

Karen Lowton at University of Sussex

Social networks:

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E-mail: 

k.lowton(at)sussex.ac.uk