- Lead and Principal Investigator
Professor Karen Glaser, PhD, is a Professor in Gerontology and Director of Institute of Gerontology (IoG), Department of Social Science Health & Medicine (SSHM), King’s College London. Her research interests include: comparative studies of family structure, proximity and support (e.g. in the UK, Southern Europe and Latin America); the relationship between the multiple roles of mid-life individuals and well-being at older ages; comparative analyses of changes in the living arrangements of older people; and the relationship between disruptions in key life course events, in particular family disruption due to divorce, death, or re-partnering and social support in later life. She is now leading this cross-research council consortium on Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse (WHERL).