I am an Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University. Prior to that I was a Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester and before that I worked as the Deputy Director of the Epidemiology Unit at the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University. I am also a Deputy Editor for Ageing & Society and an Associate Editor for BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology.
My main area of research is on ageing and later life and I have published a number of articles, reports and book chapters on issues from work and retirement to global ageing. My recent book ‘Ageing and Globalization’ with Prof Paul Higgs is published by Policy Press. I was involved in the development of a measure of quality in life in later life, the CASP-19, which has gone on to be used in over 20 countries worldwide (www.casp19.com). I have been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), the Survey for Health, Retirement and Ageing in Europe (SHARE) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH: www.stressforskning.su.se/english/slosh/slosh-start). I co-ordinate the Integrated Datasets in Europe for Ageing Research (IDEAR: www.idear-net.net) network.