Senior Research Fellow
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Kenneth Howse is a Senior Research Fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.
He joined the Institute from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, where for several years he worked on a range of issues, including health policy and the place of religion in later life. His interest in ageing issues began in the late 1980s, when he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Medical Ethics and worked on rationing problems in health care and the ethics of psychiatric research. This background in applied ethics is reflected in his strong interest in the ethical and normative dimension of the policy implications of demographic ageing. He manages the Health and Longevity research stream in the Institute, and his current research focus is ageing in South East Asia where he is leading a study of the role of Older People’s Associations in different countries in the region.
Recent professional committments
Howse was appointed co-ordinator, with Professor Sarah Harper, of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) Oxford research programme on ageing, and is working on a collaboration with the Centre for Healthy Ageing at the Uinverisyt of Copenhagen.
He is a member of the EU/UNECE Expert Advisory Group on Index Development for Active Ageing, and also participates in the University collaboration in Innolife, a European project to develop and facilitate collaboration between universities and industry on healthy ageing.
He is also a key member of The Collen Programme on Fertility, Education and the Environment.
Links to publicly accessible reports; academic publications available on request.
- Psychosocial aspects of successful ageing and resilience: critique, integration and implications.
- The Ageing of Myanmar’s Farmer Population
- Building Evidence for Active Ageing Policies: Active Ageing Index and its Potential
- Executive Summary Older People’s Associations in East and Southeast Asia: A Four Country Study
- Healthy ageing, resilience and wellbeing
- Revisionism in the Rationale for Population Policies
- The Policy Discourse of Active Ageing: Some Reflections
- Contraceptive methods used by younger women: Sub-Saharan Africa
- Contraceptive methods used by younger women: South Asia
- Contraceptive methods used by younger women: Arab World
- Contraceptive methods used by younger women: Latin America and Caribbean
- What is fertility stalling and why does it matter?
- Unmet Need for Family Planning
- Violence Against Women and Reproductive Health
- Fertility Stalls and Sub-Saharan Africa
- Infant Mortality and Fertility
- Girls Leaving School Prematurely
- International Handbook on Ageing and Public Policy
- Female Education
- Adolescent Fertility and Child Marriage
- Fertility and Population Growth
- Healthy ageing: the role of health care services
- Health inequalities and social justice
- Socio-geographic variations in mortality in a large retired UK population
- Understanding Longevity
- Redefining Retirement in the Light of Increasing Retirement
- Review of Longevity Trends in the United Kingdom to 2025 and Beyond
- Ageing Horizons Brief: Ageing emerging economies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
- An Upper Limit to Human Longevity?
- Ageing Horizons Issue 8, 2008: The promise of lifelong learning
- Ageing Horizons Brief: Ageing workforces
- 607: Health and social care for older people in the UK: a snapshot view
- Ageing Horizons Issue 7, 2007: Fertility decline
- Ageing Horizons Brief: Fertility decline: trends, drivers and differences
- Ageing Horizons Issue 6, 2007: Long-term care and ageing populations
- Ageing Horizons Brief: Long-term care for older people
- 107: Updating the debate on intergenerational fairness in pension reform
- Ageing Horizons Issue 5, 2006: Ageing workforces
- 206: Increasing Life Expectancy and the Compression of Morbidity: A critical review of the Debate
- Ageing Horizons Issue 4, 2006: Globalisation and global ageing
- Ageing Horizons Issue 3, 2005: Biodemography and longevity
- Ageing Horizons Issue 2, 2005: Health policy