Tom Kirkwood is Professor of Medicine, Director of the Institute of Ageing and Health at the University of Newcastle, and Director of the BBSRC Centre for Integrated Systems Biology of Ageing and Nutrition.
He was educated in biology and mathematics at Cambridge and Oxford. He worked at the National Institute for Medical Research before becoming Professor of Biological Gerontology at the University of Manchester.
His research is focused on the basic science of ageing and on understanding how genes as well as non-genetic factors, such as nutrition, influence longevity and health in old age.
He is European President (Biology) of the International Association of Gerontology. He chaired the UK Foresight Task Force on 'Healthcare and Older People' and was Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Science & Technology Select Committee inquiry into 'scientific aspects of ageing'.
Date :04 October 2006
A new report providing a robust and unique examination into the benefits of music-based interventions for people with dementia is launched.
Date :18 January 2018
Innovating for Ageing: Just and ILC-UK launch new initiative to develop creative solutions for tackling vulnerability in later life
Date :16 January 2018
ILC-UK are inviting interested parties to offer a bid to help us update the ILC-UK website.
Date :20 December 2017
In May this year, ILC-UK conducted a study mission to Japan supported by our sister organisation, ILC-Japan, and funded by the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.
Date :07 December 2017
Two complementary research reports published today by ILC-UK have both found that physical and mental illness at younger ages can have a significant impact on employment trajectories in later life.
Date :05 December 2017
A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK), ‘Public health in Europe during the austerity years’, has identified early warning signs that austerity will affect health outcomes for decades to come.
Date :29 November 2017