Malin Ericsson is a postdoctoral researcher in the Social Gerontology group at ARC. She finished her PhD project in October 2019, in which the primary focus was to study Gene × Environment interplay in the relationship between life-course socioeconomic circumstances and late-life health. Following her dissertation, she has extended this work by utilizing recently available genetic data and advanced genetic methods in combination with family-based designs, to get a better understanding of mechanisms and underlying causes.
In her current position at ARC, she will further develop these investigations by studying differences between birth cohorts with regards to behaviours, early–life factors and the impact of social policy changes that advance equality. She will work within two projects: Aging in flux: how changing behaviours and lifestyles in the new cohorts are reshaping old age and Inequality dynamics over the life course: family and policy influences.