Who we are
Our unique approach aims to transform understanding of ageing, multimorbidity and frailty, and paves the way to a better quality of life for everyone.
The Healthy Lifespan Institute brings together over 180 world-class researchers from across 30 departments and schools and 5 faculties including Medicine & Dentistry, Arts & Humanities, Science, Engineering and Social Science.
Our expertise is wide-ranging, from age-related diseases and the underlying mechanisms of ageing to social policy and practice. Our mission is to apply this expertise to design and test interventions throughout the life course to help everyone live healthier independent lives for longer.
Our unique approach aims to transform the understanding of ageing, multimorbidity and frailty, and to pave the way to a better quality of life for everyone.
The Healthy Lifespan Institute Advisory Board is comprised of internationally recognised academics, leaders from industry, government and non-governmental organisations.
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
- Lord Robert Kerslake - UK Parliament
- 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 University’s four flagship institutes bring together our key strengths to tackle global issues, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions.