Public health and ageing
By 2030, 1 in 5 people in England will be over 65. Over 40% of this age group have a limiting long-term health condition, such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, cancer, arthritis or dementia. Many of these conditions are linked to lifestyle and modifiable behaviours. Declines in mortality have not been matched by declines in morbidity. Marked inequalities remain between the least deprived and the most deprived areas.
The public health agenda aims to improve the health of our population, to enable more years spent in good health. This will help to reduce health inequalities across different social groups and reduce the growing financial pressure on our health and social care services.
Our work aims to develop new tools that could optimise health and social care budgets across Europe.
Our research aims to understand memory problems within South Asian communities in the UK.
We're investigating how people cope with some of the adverse aspects of ageing.
Our research is examining the causal processes relating to frailty and wellbeing at older ages.
This project aims to use mobile technology to create solutions that can help older adults to become more active in everyday life.
We're helping to combat social isolation in Greater Manchester with this £10 million programme of research.
We're seeking to understand older people as sexual and intimate citizens.
Understanding how people’s health and wellbeing changes as they age.