Dr Marja Aartsen, research professor

Marja Aartsen is a research professor at NOVA and the leader of the Norwegian research team. Her main research interest is on micro-, meso and macro level drivers of social in- and exclusion from social networks and society, and the health and wellbeing outcomes in later life. She is co-leader of GENPATH, an international research project on the Gendered Pathways of exclusion from social relations in later life, member of a Nordic research group on social inequalities in ageing, and research member of the Norwegian panel study on Life Course, Ageing and Generation (NorLAG). She is one of the editors-in-chief of the European Journal of Ageing.


Marijke Veenstra, research professor

Marijke Veenstra is research professor at the department of Ageing research and Housing studies. She has a background in medical sociology and her main research focus is on health services research and social inequalities in ageing. Veenstra is PI for the national research infrastructure for NorLAG, funded by the RCN. Her research interests also include methodological and psychometric challenges related to survey methods in general and ageing research specifically.