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Prof. Dr. Lea Ellwardt

Prof. Dr. Lea Ellwardt - CGS Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences

Research focuses

Social networks, aging, organizations, quantitative methods, research design

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014 Assistant Professor (W1) at University of Cologne, Germany
  • 2010-2014 Post-doctoral Researcher at University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2011 PhD in Sociology at University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2006-2010 Pre-doctoral Researcher at University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 2006 Diplom-Soziologin, Dresden University of Technology, Germany

Selected Publications

  • Ellwardt, L., Aartsen, M., Van Tilburg, T. (forthcoming): Types of non-kin networks and their association with survival in late adulthood: A latent-class approach. Journal of Gerontology: Social Scienes.
  • Ellwardt, L., Van Tilburg, T., Aartsen, M., Wittek, R., Steverink, N. (2015): Personal networks and mortality risk in older adults: A twenty-year longitudinal study. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0116731.
  • Ellwardt, L., Van Tilburg, T., Aartsen, M. (2015): The Mix Matters: Complex Personal Networks Relate to Higher Cognitive Functioning in Old Age. Social Science & Medicine, 125, 107-115.
  • Ellwardt, L., Peter, S., Präg, P., Steverink, N. (2014): Social Contacts of Older People in 27 European Countries: The Role of Welfare Spending and Economic Inequality. European Sociological Review 30(4), 413-430.
  • Ellwardt, L., Aartsen, M., Deeg, D., Steverink, N. (2013): Does Loneliness Mediate the Relation between Social Support and Cognitive Functioning in Later Life? Social Science & Medicine, 98, 116-124.
  • Ellwardt, L., Steglich, C. & Wittek, R. (2012): The Co-evolution of Gossip and Friendship in Workplace Social Networks. Social Networks 34(4), 623-633.
  • Ellwardt, L., Labianca, G. & Wittek, R. (2012): Who Are the Objects of Positive and Negative Gossip at Work? A Social Network Perspective on Workplace Gossip. Social Networks 34(2), 193-205.
  • Ellwardt, L., Wittek, R. & Wielers, R. (2012): Talking about the Boss: Effects of Generalized and Interpersonal Trust on Workplace Gossip. Group & Organization Management 37(4), 519-547.