Browse Ageing Researchers
Professor James Goodwin
Centre for Human and Social Sciences, Spanish National Research Council, CCHS-CSIC
Need some help?
If you find yourself getting a bit lost, try using one of the links below to get back to the beginning:
- ◀ Go back to the start page
You can search the whole database for specific search terms, choose a country or browse by category.
- ◀ Perform an advanced search
Useful when you know what you're looking for, and where the data might be stored.
- Browse all Research Centres and Funders
See a list of all centres from where you can view details and the programmes and projects that are associated with that centre/funder.
- Browse all Research Programmes
See a list of all the research programmes in the database. When you look at one you will automatically see which Research Funder/Centre it belongs too, and you can explore this programme's projects or see other programmes within the same funder/centre.
- Browse all Researchers
Individual researchers are not "attached" to any particular project or programme. If you want to narrow down the list you could choose a country on the start page and look at the list on the left of the page..
Head of Research
207-221 Pentonville Road
Climate and the health of older people
Knowledge transfer/research impact
Public value and public involvement
Professor Goodwin is the recently appointed Head of Research in the newly merged charity, Age UK – formerly Age Concern and Help the Aged. The mission of the new charity, one of the largest in the UK, is to improve the lives of older people.
He holds a visiting professorship at Loughborough University in the Department of Human Sciences. He is a member of the editorial board of the UK journal ‘Quality in Ageing’. He sits on numerous expert bodies, including a Ministerial Advisory Group on Research, a UN Research Agenda for Ageing panel, the UN Digital Health Group, a WHO Advisory Group, scientific advisory panels of the research councils and is Chair of the Halcyon Knowledge Transfer Steering Committee at UCL. He presented evidence to the House of Lords Inquiry on the Scientific Aspects of Ageing (Select Committee on Science and Technology) in 2005 and 2009, and to a US Congressional hearing in 2006. He chairs the Steering Committee for Health Forecasting and Older People and is a member of the Health Research Scientific Committee at the UK Met Office
Dr Goodwin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Keele University, UK. After graduation and service in HMForces, he read for a Master’s in Human Biology at Loughborough University and then for a PhD in medical science in Professor Sir John Tooke’s department at the Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter. His research area was the effects of temperature variations on the autonomic cardiovascular responses of older people, an area highly relevant to the issue of climate change and older people’s health. After 15 years in the university sector he was appointed as Head of Research at the Help the Aged in 2002.