Peer-reviewed articles

Djundeva, M., Ellwardt, L. (2019): Social support networks and loneliness of Polish migrants in the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, in press. Doi:10.1080/1369183X.2019.1597691.

Ellwardt, L., Wittek, R., Hawkley, L., Cacioppo, J. (2019): Social network characteristics and their associations with stress in older adults: Closure and balance in a population-based sample. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, in press. Doi:10.1093/geronb/gbz035.

Ellwardt, E., Ellwardt, L., Bittner, S., Zipp, F. (2018): Monitoring B cell repopulation after depletion therapy in neurological patients. Neurology: Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation, 5(4): e463.

Wörn, J., Ellwardt, L., Aartsen, M., Huisman, M. (2017): Cognitive functioning among Dutch older adults: Do neighborhood socioeconomic status and urbanity matter? Social Science & Medicine, 187, 29-38. Doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2017.05.052.

Ellwardt, L., Aartsen, M., Van Tilburg, T. (2016): Types of non-kin networks and their association with survival in late adulthood: A latent-class approach. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 72(4): 694-705. Doi:10.1093/geronb/gbw142.

Klijs, B., Kibele, E.U.B., Ellwardt, L., Zuidersma, M., Stolk, R.P., Wittek, R.P.M., Mendes de Leon, C.F., Smidt, N. (2016): Neighborhood income and major depressive disorder in a large Dutch population: Results from the LifeLines Cohort study. BMC Public Health, 16, 773.

Ellwardt, L., Hernández, P., Martínez-Cánovas, G., Muñoz-Herrera, M.* (2016): Conflict and segregation in networks: An experiment on the interplay between individual preferences and social influence. Journal of Dynamics and Games 3(2), 191-216.

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.

Grosser, T.J., Lopez-Kidwell, V., Labianca, G. & Ellwardt, L. (2012): Hearing it through the grapevine: Positive and negative workplace gossip. Organizational Dynamics 41(1), 52-61.

Book chapters

Ellwardt, L., Hank, K. (2019): Soziale Netzwerke im Alter. In: Hank, K., Schulz-Nieswandt, F., Wagner, M., Zank., S. (eds.): Alternsforschung: Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis. Nomos Verlag: Baden-Baden, pp. 339-356.

Ellwardt, L. (2019): Gossip and reputation from a social network perspective. In: Giardini, F., Wittek, R. (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Gossip and Reputation. Oxford University Press, pp. 435-457.

Müller, B., Ellwardt, L. (2019): Soziale Netzwerke und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten im Alter. In: Klärner, A., Gamper, M., Keim, S., Von der Lippe, H., Moor, I., Vonneilich, N.: Soziale Netzwerke und gesundheitliche Ungleichheiten – Eine neue Forschungsperspektive. Wiesbaden: SpringerVS, in press.


Ellwardt, L. (2011): Gossip in Organizations. A Social Network Study. ICS dissertation, Groningen.

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Awarded articles

2013, Group & Organization Management (GOM journal): Best Paper Award for 2012, for the article on “Talking about the Boss: Effects of Generalized and Interpersonal Trust on Workplace Gossip.”, with R. Wittek & R. Wielers.

2010, International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA): Best Student Paper Award, for the paper on “The Co-evolution of Gossip and Friendship at Work. Studying the Dynamics of Multiplex Social Networks.”

Ad-hoc reviewer

Advances in Life Course Research

Ageing & Society

American Journal of Epidemiology

British Journal of Sociology

European Journal of Ageing

European Journal of Work and Occupational Psychology

European Research Council (ERC)

European Sociological Review


Geriatrics & Gerontology International

Group & Organization Management

Human Communication Research

Human Relations

Journal of Aging Research

Journal of Business Ethics

Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences

Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences

Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences

Journal of Occupational Health Psychology

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management

Leisure Studies

National Research Foundation of Korea

Organization Science

Oxford Bibliographies


Research on Aging

Social Science & Medicine

Scientific Reports