Prof Tarani Chandola

Head, Department of Sociology
3917 2066

9.07, 9/F., The Jockey Club Tower, Centennial Campus


Tarani is a Professor of Medical Sociology. He is the director of the Methods Hub in the Faculty of the Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. He joined the Department of Sociology in August 2021 and was formerly the Head of Department of Social Statistics at the University of Manchester. He is a co-director of the ESRC International Centre for Lifecourse Studies in Society and Health, a member of the ESRC Strategic Advisory Network Strategic Advisory Network, a fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and the Royal Statistical Society  . He was formerly the editor-in-chief of the journal Sociology, the flagship journal of the British Sociological Association, and is currently an international advisory board member of the journal Sociology of Health & Illness. He obtained his DPhil in Sociology from Nuffield College, University of Oxford in 1998. His research is primarily on the social determinants of health, focusing on health inequalities and psychosocial factors, and the analysis of longitudinal cohort studies

Courses taught

Research interests

Sociology of Health and Illness/Medical Sociology
Health inequalities
Ageing and social gerontology
Psychosocial factors
Work and Health
Social Science research methods
Quantitative research methods

Current research

Social determinants of health and wellbeing
Living and working conditions in the context of disability and ageing

Selected publications

2022       Archival & Secondary Data Analysis. Chandola T, Booker C. The SAGE Quantitative Kit. SAGE Publications Ltd.

2022       Cahill S, Hager R, Chandola T. The validity of the residuals approach to measuring resilience to adverse childhood experiences Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health

2022       Chandola T, Rouxel P. Home modifications and disability outcomes: A longitudinal study of older adults living in England. The Lancet Regional Health-Europe

2022       Sinclair DR, Maharani A, Chandola T, Bower P, Hanratty B, Nazroo J., et al. Frailty among older adults and its distribution in England. The Journal of Frailty & Aging

2022       Cahill S, Chandola T, Hager R. Genetic Variants Associated with Resilience in Human and Animal Studies. Frontiers in Psychiatry

2021      Chandola T, Rouxel P. The role of workplace accommodations in explaining the disability employment gap in the UK. Social Science & Medicine.

2021       Rouxel P, Chandola T, Kumari M, Seeman T, Benzeval M. Biological costs and benefits of social relationships for men and women in adulthood: The role of partner, family and friends. Sociology of Health & Illness

2021       Wahrendorf M, Chandola T, Goldberg M, Zins M, Hoven H, Siegrist J. Adverse employment histories and allostatic load: associations over the working life. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health

2021      Davies K, Maharani A, Chandola T, Todd C, Pendleton N. The longitudinal relationship between loneliness, social isolation, and frailty in older adults in England: a prospective analysis. The Lancet Healthy Longevity

2021      Chandola T, Kumari M, Booker CL, Benzeval M. The mental health impact of COVID-19 and lockdown-related stressors among adults in the UK. Psychological Medicine

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