The Healthy Lifespan Institute Advisory Board comprises of internationally recognised academics, and leaders from industry, government and non-governmental organisations.

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Members have been selected by the Healthy Lifespan Institute Core Management Group to provide a balanced range of world leading expertise on ageing and multimorbidity from a variety of perspectives.

The primary function of the Advisory Board is to provide a strategic steer to the achievement of the overall aims and objectives developed by the Executive Board, to guide quality improvement, and to assess effectiveness and performance of the Institute’s activity against its mission (to lead multidisciplinary efforts to prevent multimorbidity and frailty by the development of new policies, services and products).

The Advisory Board meets once a year and is chaired by the Advisory Board Chair (Lord Robert Kerslake).

Advisory board members

Prof. Carol Brayne - University of Cambridge 

Catherine Foot - Centre for Ageing Better 

James Kirkland M.D. PH.D - Mayo Clinic

Joan Mannick M.D - resTORbio 

Linda McAvan OBE - Former MEP for Yorkshire and Humber 

Prof. Kevin McKee - Dalarna University 

Prof. James Nazroo - University of Manchester 

Ritu Sadana MSc ScD - World Health Organisation 

David Sinclair - International Longevity Centre UK 

Claire Turner - Centre for Ageing Better

The Healthy Lifespan Institute management structure

We employ an agile team-based organisational structure to facilitate rapid decision making and encourage the emergence of new ideas.


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