I am a research fellow at the Institute for the Analysis of Change in Contemporary and Historical Societies (IACS) of the University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCLouvain) and PhD candidate at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI-KNAW) and University of Groningen (RUG, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences). Before joining UCLouvain, NIDI-KNAW, and RUG, I received a Master’s Degree in Sociology and Social Research from the University of Trento (Italy). I am also part of the Care, Retirement & Wellbeing of Older People Across Different Welfare Regimes (CREW) research group.

My PhD project investigates gender and socio-economic inequalities in health among older adults, from a comparative and longitudinal perspective.

My main research interests lie in gender inequalities in health, ageing and intergenerational relationships, social determinants of health, welfare systems, and quantitative methods for social research.


If you would like to contact me the best way is through email:

damiano.uccheddu@uclouvain.be