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Sarah Harper

Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford.

Sarah is Clore Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow at University College, and the Founding Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. She was appointed a CBE for services to Demography. Sarah served on the Prime Minister’s Council for Science and Technology, which advises the UK Prime Minister on the scientific evidence for strategic policies and frameworks. She served as the  Director of the Royal Institution of Great Britain, and is currently a Director of the UK Research Integrity Office and a member of the Board of Health Data Research UK.

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See also: Institute Oxford Institute of Population Ageing - Multi-disciplinary group with aim to undertake research into the implications of population change

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Online event about healthy ageing and the opportunities of longevity organized by University of Oxford. (FREE)

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

Nuffield Council on Bioethics - 10-Dec-2020

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


Declining birth rate as a cause for celebration

Guardian - 26-Dec-2018

AI, migration, a healthier old age show that countries don't need boomed populations for defending


People nowadays live longer, but in poorer health

Guardian - 24-Nov-2017

Adults are spending an increasing number of their retirement years in poor health