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Working group appointed for in-depth inquiry into the future of ageing


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Nuffield Council on Bioethics inquiry will examine ethical questions in relation to the role of science and technology in helping people live well in old age.

It has appointed members to the working group:

Bella Starling (Chair) - Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Muna Al Jawad - Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton

Carol Brayne CBE - Cambridge Institute of Public Health

Frances Flinter - Guy’s & St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust

Ann Gallagher - Academy of Nursing, University of Exeter

Peter Gore - Newcastle University

Rachel Griffiths - National Mental Capacity Forum

Sarah Harper - University of Oxford

Janet Lord - Institute for Inflammation and Ageing at Birmingham University

James Nazroo - University of Manchester, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)

Mark Schweda - School of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University of Oldenburg

Mehrunisha Suleman - The Health Foundation

Patrick Vernon - Centre for Ageing Better

Gry Wester - King’s College London

High-calibre individuals with expertise in biology, public health, technology, and philosophy

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Head of the Academy of Nursing at the University of Exeter.


Specialist in inclusive public engagement and involvement in health research


Professor of Public Health Medicine at University of Cambridge.


Professor of Clinical Genetics at King's College London.


Lecturer in Bioethics and Global Health Ethics at King's College London.


Professor of Sociology and Director of CCSR at the University of Manchester.


Professor of Immune Cell Biology at University of Birmingham.


Professor at Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg.


Bioethicist and public health researcher who is leading the Health Foundation's COVID-19 impact inquiry.

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Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sussex University


Independent body that examines and reports on ethical issues in biology and medicine

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Associate Director at Centre for Ageing Better.


Managing Director at ADL Smartcare Limited and Professor of Practice in ageing & vitality at Newcastle University.

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Mental Capacity Act consultant at Rachel Grifffiths Consultancy Limited.


Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford.