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 Dr Louise Lafortune.

Projects
Age Friendly Environments
• Dementia
• Mental Health in Older Adults
• Ageing and Sustainability

Research Team
Stefanie Buckner
Joyce Coker
Andy Cowan
Caroline Lee
Calum Mattocks
Hannah Scott

Associates
Dr John Ford
Professor Stephen Morris

Completed Projects

News and Events

CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition
CPH 2022 Showcase Poster Competition - 23 Jun 2022

Submit a poster now to the 2022 Cambridge Public Health Showcase, which we’re holding in person at the Cambridge Union on June 23rd, 2022.

Blog

Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam
Lest we Forget: Engage with communities for better uptake of malaria RTS,S/AS01 vaccine - Ngo Bibaa Lundi-Anne Omam

For several decades, malaria has caused the deaths of tens of millions of people especially in sub-Saharan Africa. It caused 229 million cases and 409,000 deaths globally in 20191. In fact, every 2 minutes, a child dies from malaria accounting for about 67% of all malaria deaths worldwide1.