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Healthy Active Life Expectancy - a woman's perspective

About the Speaker

Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Prof of Epidemiology of Ageing

Carol holds the AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute of Health and Society and she is Deputy Director of the  Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA). Her first degree was in mathematics and she holds an MSc in Statistics from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Leicester. From 1981 until 2010 she was in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. She has an Honorary Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Public Health and Primary care, University of Cambridge.

Carol is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (by distinction), Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (C.Stat) and Chartered Scientist (CSci), Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,  Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Member of the British Geriatrics Society.


It is well known that women have longer life expectancy at all ages than men but the majority of these extra years are years with disability and ill-health. With a focus on different health expectancies, this presentation will compare men and women's current trends and inequalities, future trends, and discuss possible solutions to give more healthy years.


This event is part of a seminar series:

Michaelmas 2019 Seminar Series: Older Women’s Health

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and The George Institute for Global Health, at the Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health are hosting a joint seminar series on Older Women’s Health, linked to two new initiatives at the University of Oxford – the Ageing Research Collaborative Hub @ Oxford and the Women’s Health @ Oxford Conveners: Professor S...

Event Details

16 October 2019 17:00 - 18:30


Oxford Martin School

34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets) Oxford OX1 3BD