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Academic Qualifications
DPhil Sociology (2012, University of Oxford, UK); MA in Sociology (1986, North-West University, South Africa); BD (1988, University of Pretoria, South Africa); BA Honors in Sociology (1984, North-West University, South Africa); BA (1983, North-West University, South Africa)
Brief Biography (English)

Jaco Hoffman, DPhil (Oxon), is Professor of Socio-Gerontology and Leader of the Optentia Research Focus programme: Ageing and Generational Dynamics in Africa (AGenDA) at North-West University (Vanderbijlpark Campus), South Africa. He is Professorial Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, UK. Prof Hoffman is also an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Ageing in Africa, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Cape Town (UCT). He Co-Directs, with Prof Sebastiana Kalula (UCT), the International Longevity Centre (ILC) – South Africa. Prof Hoffman's research experience relates to the Social Sciences (Sociology, Anthropology) broadly with specialisation in the multi-disciplinary field of Socio-gerontology (including topics like HIV/AIDS, poverty, [long-term] care, families, community development). Overall his academic project draws together all these different aspects of the (South) African reality to converge towards a deeper understanding of dis/enabling care environments for all ages. Prof Hoffman's consistent departure point and contribution is a generational perspective across the life-course through qualitative research methods.

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North-West University
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South Africa
African Region
Southern Africa

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