Dr. Sofie Van Regenmortel



Sofie Van Regenmortel works as a postdoctoral researcher within the Society and Ageing Research Lab since 2022. Sofie provides methodological support to various research projects (e.g. CIVEX, HOUSE) and conducts research on social exclusion in later life. In 2017 she obtained her PhD, titled ‘Research on Social Exclusion in Later Life (SELL). Measurement and drivers of social exclusion among older adults'. 


Sofie Van Regenmortel obtained her Masters’ degree in Adult Educational Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2013.  


  • Van Regenmortel, S., Smetcoren, A.S., Marsillas, S., Lambotte, D., Fret, B., & De Donder, L. (2019). Exploring underexposed stories: The experienced lifecourse of financially excluded older adults. Ageing & Society, 41(4), 724-745.  
  • Van Regenmortel, S., De Donder, L., Smetcoren, A.S., Lambotte, D., De Witte, N., & VerteĢ, D. (2018). Accumulation of Disadvantages: Prevalence and Categories of Old-Age Social Exclusion in Belgium. Social Indicators Research, 140(3), 1173-1194.   
  • Van Regenmortel, S., De Donder, L., Dury, S., Smetcoren, A.S., De Witte, N., & Verté, D. (2016). Social Exclusion in Later Life: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Journal of Population Ageing, 9, 315-344.  
  • Walsh, K., Scharf, T., Van Regenmortel, S., & Wanka, A. (Eds.) (2021). Social Exclusion in Later Life: Interdisciplinary and Policy Perspectives. (International Perspectives on Aging; Vol. 28). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51406-8


For a full overview: Pure Databank 

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3853-7597  


  • Social exclusion
  • Participation, involvement and civic engagement
  • Quantitative research:
    • Latent Class Analysis
    • Analysis of administrative databases
  • Life story interviews 


    Email: sofie.van.regenmortel@vub.be  

    Telephone: +32 495 41 23 82