Cambridge University

Life-course and Ageing

Understanding the multifaceted ageing process is critical for the development of equitable and sustainable systems that foster ageing well across both care and geographical settings. This requires an interdisciplinary approach that spans biology, neuroscience and psychology, public and global health, ethics, law, sociology and policy to unpack the complex interplay of individual and collective determinants that affect health and wellbeing as people age.

Hosted by Hughes Hall, this Cambridge Public Health theme will take an interdisciplinary and life course perspective to address the challenges and harness the opportunities an ageing world brings forth.

The Life-course and Ageing Theme is led by Professor Zoe Kourtzi and Dr Louise Lafortune.

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CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities
CPH Seminar: Towards a value proposition for Ageing Friendly Communities - 26 Nov 2021

People are living longer. Yet for many, the opportunities afforded by a longer life – to themselves and society – are lost due to poor health and difficulty remaining involved in society. This is exacerbated by socioeconomic disadvantage, and associated with increasing social and economic costs. The balance between the ‘burden’ and the benefits of an ageing population can thus be tipped either way. One promising approach is to design enabling ‘ageing-friendly’ environments that support people to live well.

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Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine

Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine