Dorly Deeg van LASA

D.J.H. (Dorly) Deeg, PhD

Professor emerita Epidemiology of ageing (Prof.dr.)
Contact & publications

Affiliated with LASA since 1991

My current work focuses on older workers (f/m), their health, retirement, and life after retirement. Until my statutory retirement age, I was scientific director of LASA. Over the years, together with colleagues within and outside the LASA team, I have been involved in research on many aspects of functioning of older persons. My public book ‘The years gained; clear insights about how we age’ is a reflection of a large part of all this research. Now it is a great pleasure to be able to do my own research with the multifaceted data collected over the years by the LASA team.

In addition to my work in LASA, I have co-founded with prof.dr. Hans-Werner Wahl the international scientific journal the European Journal of Ageing, of which I was one of the editors from 2004 to 2017.


Research projects

  • Netspar – Secular trends in employment of older workers in the Netherlands and Norway
  • Netspar – Occupation-based life expectancy
  • Netspar – Changes in Retirement Policies and Cohort Differences


Member of

  • Group work (leader)
  • Group physical
  • Group mental
  • Groep care
  • Core research group (KGO)
  • outside LASA: member of several review panels and advisory boards related to longitudinal research in Europe