Lucie Vidovićová

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová (*1977 in Brno, Czech Rep.) is a sociologist. Her long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion. She is also involved in research projects in the field of environmental gerontology, social policy, labor market, family, and lifelong learning. She conducts research for national as well as European bodies and works as a consultant on a number of implementation projects. Lucie also cooperates with different governmental and NGO bodies in the field of senior advocacy. She was part of the UNECE Task Force for ageing-related statistics and serves as a Vice-president on the Executive Committee of RC 11 Sociology of Aging at the International Sociological Association. Since 2016, she also serves as a co-leader of a working group on spatial exclusion within the ROSEnet COST Action. Recent projects in which she has been involved include surveys of the labour market conditions of older workers and their impact on retirement decisions (DetREU), MOPACT (Extending working lives: raising the employment of older workers, aided by lifelong learning), and those on older consumers, age discrimination, ageing in big cities and rural areas, the issue of role overload in active ageing grandparents, and the use of humanoid robots in for the active ageing programmes (all the latter as a principal investigator). Starting in 2019, she leads the GENDER-Net cofund research consortium “GENPATH: A life course perspective on the gendered pathways of exclusion from social relations in later life, and its consequences for health and wellbeing."