I hold the AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute of Health and Society and lead the theme on Ageing: economic and social impact within the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA). My first degree was in mathematics and I hold an MSc in Statistics from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Leicester. From 1981 until 2010 I was in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. I have an Honorary Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Public Health and Primary care, University of Cambridge.
I am 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.