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Common viruses may be triggering the onset of Alzheimer's disease | New Publication

A cell study by Cairns, D., Itzhaki, R. & Kaplan, D.L. published in Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease looks at the potential involvement of varicella zoster virus (VSV) in Alzheime...


Older population in England and Wales hits record high | Sarah Harper

Nearly one in five people in England and Wales are aged over 65, the highest proportion ever recorded, according to a Census 2021. Professor Sarah Harper comments on the declining share of ...


Statement by Professor Sarah Harper

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Baroness Sally Greengross. Sally was, and remains,  a major international figure in Gerontology. Sally was  Director General of...


Bay of Biscay, Bay of Care

The General Deputy of Bizkaia, Unai Rementeria, received  Prof Sarah Harper at the Palacio Foral on 9 June 2022.  Sarah Harper gave the Deputy General a preview of the main lines ...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue - Europe

We are pleased to announce that a 2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: Europe is now available online Volume 15, Issue 2, June 2022 In this issue: Editorial by Kenneth ...


First Professor of Social Gerontology in CESW Africa

Congratulations to our Alumnus and colleague, Professor Jaco Hoffman, on his inauguration as the first Professor of Social Gerontology in CESW Africa.  Watch on YouTube:  Inaugural lec...


Intergenerational Programme

Funder by UKRI (RED); Clore Duffield Foundation; Helen Hamlyn Trust. Inclusively designed inter-generational communities should form  part of a strategy to promote health and...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue

Journal of Population Ageing  Volume 15:1-4 GLOBAL AGEING : SPECIAL OPEN ACCESS ISSUES   In recognition of 40 years since the 1982 Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing...


2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: Asia/Pacific

We are pleased to announce that a 2022 Global Ageing Special Issue: Asia/Pacific is now available online Volume 15, Issue 1, March 2021 In this issue: Editorial by Sarah Harper and...


James W. Vaupel (1945-2022)

The Institute is saddened to learn of the death of Prof. Dr. James Vaupel, a major figure in our understanding of demographic ageing, founding director and director emeritus of the Max Planck Insti...


Wales' record low birth rate | Sarah Harper

Wales' birth rate is at a 100-year low, below the European Union average and third out of the UK's four countries. Professor Sarah Harper shared her views  on Wales' record...


New Publication Alert

New publication by Dr Yanan Zhang and Prof Sarah Harper : Son or Daughter Care in Relation to Self-Reported Health Outcomes for Older Adults in China. Objectives: Parental care in China is ...


Monk Debates: Population Decline | Sarah Harper

A Munk Debates podcast interview with Prof Sarah Harper - Population Decline. Be it resolved, don't fear declining birth rates. In this eposide, Sarah Harper argues that falling birth r...


The Great British Baby Bust | Sarah Harper

The Great British Baby Bust, Rethink Population, BBC Sounds  RethinkRethink Population  In this Episode 2 of 5, Prof Sarah Harper and guests look at why British birth rates hav...


Hypatia Grant | Els van Wijngaarden

The Institute is delighted to announce that Prof. Els van Wijngaarden, Associate Professor in Care Ethics is awarded a Hypatia Tenure Track Grant. The total award is 1 Million Euro for four years. ...