Prof. Sarah Harper

Director and Professor of Gerontology · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Sarah trained as an ethnographer and her early research focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change

Addressing Inequalities Global Migration Public Policy Longevity Global Population Ageing

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

Lecturer · Masaryk University

Long-term research interests include the sociology of ageing, age discrimination, active ageing, and social exclusion

Ageing Population Ageing Survey Methodology and Data Analysis Social & Sociological Analysis Demography and Population Studies

Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Professor of Public Health and Ageing · University of the West Indies

Denise Eldemire-Shearer is Professor of Public Health and Ageing at the University of the West Indies.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing

Prof. Perminder Sachdev

Co-Director of the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) · UNSW Sydney

Neuropsychiatry expert revolutionizing our understanding of the ageing brain, apropos of lifestyle choices

Cognitive Reserve Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy) Geriatrics and Gerontology Neurosciences Neurogenetics

Anne Berit Rafoss

Project Coordinator - National Network of Age-friendly Communities · The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

Anne Berit has been responsible for creating awareness of the age-friendly agenda in Norway.

Ageing Age-Friendly Networks Health Politics Healthcare Sector Elderly Care Stategies

Prof. Kaarin Anstey

Professor, School of Psychology · Australian National University

Psychology and neuroscience expert exploring the epidemiology of cognition and dementia

Fostering Healthy Ageing Older Drivers Public Health and Health Services Neurosciences Psychology

Mr. Rodd Bond

Director · Netwell Centre

Mr. Rodd Bond is the Director of the Netwell Centre, and an architect by background.

Age Friendly Environments Public Policy Built Environment Active Ageing Education and Training

Prof. Rudi Westendorp

Professor · Leiden University Medical Center

Professor Westendorp conducts research, provides education and pursues societal innovations to advance the quality of life of older people

Gerontology Research Geriatrics Epidemiology of Ageing

Alana Officer

Unit Head, Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing · World Health Organization

Alana Officer coordinates the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) & oversees WHO's work on age-friendly environments.

Disability and Rehabilitation Public Health Communications Age-friendly Environments Ageism

Dr. Isabella Aboderin

Senior Research Scientist · Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Oxford University

Dr. Aboderin is also Head of the Program on Aging and Development (APHRC) & Associate Prof of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.

Older Adult Rights Ageing Policy and Development Social Determinants of Health in Old Age Health Systems Access to Health Care

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights

Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations · International Federation on Ageing

Mr. Shaw represents the IFA at the United Nations, works closely with governments, and maintains the IFA’s elder abuse initiatives

Population Ageing Care Continuum Elder Abuse Prevention Healthy Ageing Program Implementation

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development

Mr. Grant A Donald

Creative Director · Silk Tree International

Design for an ageing population

Design guidelines and policy development Landscape Design Urban Design Master Planning

Dr. Mary Ann Tsao

Chairman · Tsao Foundation Singapore

Chairwoman & founding director of the Tsao Foundation, a regionally oriented non-profit foundation dedicated to aged care and ageing issues.

Home Care Health and Ageing

Prof. Trisha Dunning

Vice President · International Diabetes Federation

Professor Dunning's work focuses on diabetes and older people, palliative and end of life care, the needs of family carers and medicines

Diabetes Palliative Care End of Life Care Caregivers Health Education

Dr. Anthea Tinker

Professor of Social Gerontology · King's College London

Anthea Tinker's main areas of research interest are social policy and research ethics, specialising since 1974 in Gerontology.

Public Policy Frailty Home Care Elder Abuse Social Policy

Dr Cathy Slack

Lecturer & Research Scientist in Biosciences · Aston University

Dr Cathy Slack is an expert in models of healthy ageing.

Drosophila Genetics Biology Biological Mechanisms of Ageing Ageing Cell Signalling

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse · University British Columbia

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy Work Carers and Caregiving Active Ageing