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Dr Brian Beach


Brian is now a Research Fellow at the International Longevity Centre, UK.



Before taking his position at AARP, Brian completed the Trans-Atlantic Master's program in Political Science through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, and L'Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy. Through the program, he gained extensive knowledge on European Union institutions, the process of European integration, and European welfare states. He speaks French and Italian.

Thesis Research

Thesis: The role of employability in the labour market transitions of older workers: a cross-national study in Europe.  Supervisor: Dr. George W. Leeson

Research Interests: Older workers, Active Labour Market Policy, Age Discrimination, Long-Term Care & Carers, European Welfare States, Southern Europe

Other experiences

Prior to joining the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, Brian worked for three years in the Office of International Affairs at AARP in Washington, DC. There, he helped organise a number of international dialogues and conferences in North America, Europe, and Asia to address the opportunities and challenges of global ageing. His work included fostering AARP's on-going collaboration with the United Nations, developing the annual Briefing Series on Global Aging during the Commission for Social Development along with events to commemorate the International Day of Older Persons. He also conducted outreach among the diplomatic and research communities as well as research on the mature workforce and age diversity, assisting the development of the International Innovative Employer Awards.