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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'.

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Are you looking for a short-term paid role in a think tank over the summer?
The independent think tank the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) is seeking a summer intern to start on Monday 23 July. The intern would work 4 days a week for a period of 4 weeks, with the possibility of extension.

New research ‘An Economic Analysis of Flu Vaccination’ paints a picture of lives saved and costs averted, but more needs to be done to increase uptake

Ben Franklin, Assistant Director of Research and Policy comments on the role of public policy, industry and consumer bodies in assisting the regulator to protect consumers.

On 19th June entries opened for the Innovating for Ageing initiative, a competition to identify solutions to the challenges facing vulnerable consumers.

The International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) and Just Group have analysed the submissions and created a shortlist to take forward that helps deal with ageing issues such as cognitive decline, failing physical health, loneliness and digital exclusion.

We are looking for an experienced, flexible and proactive candidate to support the Senior Management Team in managing the financials of the organisation.

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