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Thomas Scharf

Thomas Scharf is Reader in Social Gerontology and Director of the Centre for Social Gerontology at Keele University. He has a longstanding research interest in the social policy of old age, with a particular focus on older people's experience of poverty and social exclusion. Chris Phillipson is Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology at the University of Keele. Currently Director of Keele's Institute of Ageing and President of the British Society of Gerontology, he has a sp