I hold the AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute for Ageing and Health. 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 and am visiting Professor in the Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute of Primary Care and Health Sciences Research, Keele University.
I am a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (C.Stat) and Chartered Scientist (CSci), Member of the British Geriatrics Society and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.