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Type of institution
The Centre for Ageing, through its programme of research and teaching, is a major source of expertise in the public health of ageing populations. Centre members come from different departments from within the London School of Hygeine and Tropical Medicine and represent a wide range of relevant disciplines. The Centre Director is Astrid Fletcher (Professor of Epidemiology and Ageing). Other key Centre members are Emily Grundy (Professor of Social Gerontology), Paul Wilkinson (Senior Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology), Alan Dangour (Lecturer in Nutrition), Donna Lamping (Reader in Psychology), Jerry Morris (Emeritus Professor) and David Metz (Visiting Professor).
The mission of the Centre for Ageing and Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is to improve the health and well being of elderly people in developed and developing country settings.
Main research areas
Ageing, health services research, life-course epidemiology, eye diseases (including age related macular degeneration and cataract), multidimensional assessment, quality of life, housing quality, health inequalities
Professor Astrid Fletcher - Professor of Epidemiol
132 Keppel StreetLondon WC1E 7HT
020 7927 2253