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Director of Keele Centre for Ageing Research, Keele University

Dr. Rosenfeld is Director of Keele Centre for Ageing Research and a reader in sociology. She received her PhD in sociology from the University of California-Los Angeles in 1999. After a two-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Medical School at the University of Kentucky, she taught at Colorado College in the United States and at Royal Holloway-University of London before coming to Keele in 2007. Dr. Rosenfeld is a qualitative medical sociologist and social gerontologist specialising in health, medicine and the body, ageing and the life course, gender and sexuality, and self and identity. She has published widely on lesbian and gay ageing and has also published on the medicalization of masculinity, on HIV and ageing, and on the experiences of illness and disability, including issues of self and identity and adherence to medical regimens. Dr. Rosenfeld serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aging Studies and Social Theory and Health.


  • –present
    Reader, Keele University