Institute for Ageing

Economic & Social Impact

Economic and Social Impact of Ageing

Our research also seeks to understand how we can realise the opportunities associated with an ageing society.

We seek to answer key questions related to the economic and social impact of ageing:

  • How can we support people to remain active in the work force or as consumers? 
  • How do we address the growing market of older people, what will they buy? 
  • What do we need to do to prepare ourselves for retirement?

Ageing is a huge driver for change and where there is change there is opportunity for innovation. 

By substantially changing the way we think about ageing and older people, we can create a world better suited to the much older population balance we will see in future. Our work sets out to identify those opportunities and address them with innovative solutions.

This work draws on colleagues from throughout the University to identify, design, and evaluate new solutions to deliver economic and social benefit in the face of an ageing society.

Key staff

Staff working in this area

Dr Angela Abbott
Knowledge Exchange Associate

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 1130

Professor Joy Adamson
Prof of Applied Health Research & Ageing

Dr Kai Alter
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8394

Dr Helen Bosomworth
Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6322

Professor Anthony Champion
Senior Research Investigator

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6437

Professor Che Connon
Professor of Tissue Engineering

Email:
Telephone: T: 0191 241 8623 M: 0793 1093 063

Dawn Craig
Principal Scientist (Evidence Synthesis)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 3800

Professor Eric Cross
Dean of Cultural Affairs

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6536

Ruth Da Silva
Guest Status

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Dr Karen Davies
AGE Resource Manager

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1112

Dr Sheena Ramsay
Clinical Senior Lecturer

Dr Darren Flynn
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5415

Dr Matt Flynn
Principal Res Associate


Telephone: 01912081729

Professor Lynn Frewer
Professor of Food & Society

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8272

Guy Garrod
Reader in Environmental Economics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7552

Professor Rose Gilroy
Professor of Ageing, Policy & Planning

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7864

Dr Antoneta Granic
Interdisciplinary AGE Research Fellow

Email:
Telephone: +44(0)191 208 1112

Dr Violetta Hionidou
Head of History, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5741

Professor Carol Jagger
AXA Prof of Epidemiology of Ageing

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1117

Dr Caleb Johnston
Lecturer in Human Geography

Dr Sharron Kuznesof
Senior Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8889

Dr Christopher Leyland
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 222 6000 (ext. 7384)

Dr Eugene Milne
Associate Clinical Lecturer

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Dr Gary Nestor
NIHR CRN Assistant Specialty Cluster Lead

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1334

Dr Roberto Palacin
Rail Systems Group Lead and Degree Program Director for Mechanical & Systems Engineering

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6829

Dr Luca Panzone
Lecturer in Consumer Behaviour

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 1912083594

Dr Jeremy Parr
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Hon Consultant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 282 5966

Professor Mark Robinson
Director of NewRail and Professor of Rail Systems Engineering

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6197

Professor Helen Rodgers
Clin Prof of Stroke Care

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0)191 20 86779

Professor Karen Ross
Prof of Gender & Media

Email:
Telephone: 447798884110

Professor Thomas Scharf
Prof of Social Gerontology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5329

Dr Alina Schartner
Lecturer in Applied Linguistics

Email:
Telephone: + 44 (0) 191 208 8567

Dr Lisa Shaw
Senior Research Associate

Email:
Telephone: 0191 208 3826

Dr Jing Shen
Senior Research Associate (Health Economics)

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7905

Lucille Valentine
Research Assistant

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1694

Rebecca Wassall
Clinical Lecturer in Special Care Dentistry

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7471

Professor Phil White
Professor of Interventional and Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 20 86238

Professor John Wildman
Professor of Health Economics

Email:
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1640