Peer-reviewed articles

Schmitz, W., Naegele, L., Frerichs, F., Ellwardt, L. (2023): Gendered late working life trajectories, family history and welfare regimes: Evidence from SHARELIFE. European Journal of Ageing, 20: 5. [open access]

Van der Put, A., Ellwardt, L. (2022): Employees’ healthy eating and physical activity: The role of colleague encouragement and behaviour. BMC Public Health, 22: 2004. [open access]

Estévez, J.L., Wittek, R.P.M., Giardini, F., Ellwardt, L., Krause, R.W. (2022): Workplace gossip and the evolution of friendship relations: The role of complex contagion. Social Network Analysis and Mining, 12: 113. [open access]

Mäcken, J., Präg, P., Heß, M., Ellwardt, L. (2022): Educational inequalities in labor market exit of older workers in 15 European countries. Journal of Social Policy, 51(2): 435-459. [open access]

Ellwardt, L., Präg. P. (2021): Heterogeneous mental health development during the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. Scientific Reports, 11, 15958. [open access]

Ellwardt, L., Hank, K., Mendes de Leon, C.F. (2021): Grandparenthood and risk of mortality: Findings from the Health and Retirement Study. Social Science & Medicine, 268, 113371. [open access]

Ellwardt, L., Wittek, R., Hawkley, L., Cacioppo, J. (2020): 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, 75(7): 1573-1584.

Djundeva, M., Ellwardt, L. (2020): Social support networks and loneliness of Polish migrants in the Netherlands. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(7): 1281-1300. [open access]

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. [open access]

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.

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. [open access]

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. [open access]

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. *Main author. [open access]

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. [open access]

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. (2022): The social safety net: Implications for resilience in old age. In: Lazega, E., Snijders, T.A.B., Wittek, R.P.M.: A research agenda for social networks and social resilience. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 223—237.

Müller, B., Ellwardt, L. (2022): Social networks and health inequalities in old age. In: Klärner, A., Gamper, M., Keim, S., Von der Lippe, H., Moor, I., Vonneilich, N.: Social networks and health inequalities: A new perspective for research. Wiesbaden: SpringerVS, pp. 181—202. [open access]

Müller, B., Ellwardt, L. (2020): Psychische Gesundheit im Alter. Broschüre des Landesseniorenrat Thüringen, S. 15-23. [open access]

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, pp. 227—253. [open access]

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.


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

Awarded articles

Best Paper Award by GOM Group & Organization Management journal for Talking about the Boss: Effects of Generalized and Interpersonal Trust on Workplace Gossip.

Best Student Paper Award by INSNA International Network for Social Network Analysis for 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, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Chinese Sociological Review, European Journal of Ageing, European Journal of Work and Occupational Psychology, European Research Council (ERC), European Sociological Review, Family Medicine and Community Health Journal, French National Research Agency (ANR), German Research Foundation (DFG), Gerontology, Geriatrics & Gerontology International, Group & Organization Management, Human Communication Research, Human Relations, Medical Principles and Practice, National Research Foundation of Korea, Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), 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, Organization Science, Oxford Bibliographies, PLoS ONE, Research on Aging, Social Networks, Social Science & Medicine, Scientific Reports