"The Future of Ageing: Ethical Considerations for Research and Innovation" was published yesterday 25th April 2023 by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. The report explores the ethical issues surrounding biomedical research and technological innovation in helping people live well in old age. The inquiry was overseen by a multidisciplinary working group including CMAR director Professor Janet Lord and was informed by a range of engagement and evidence gathering. Contributors to the inquiry include older adults, intergenerational discussion groups, practitioners, and academics from many different disciplines.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted stark inequalities in healthy life expectancy, according to a report into ageing published on Friday 15 January The report into healthy ageing has been published by the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, following an in-depth inquiry for which CMAR's director was Special Adviser
CMAR Director Professor Janet Lord contributed to the Taskforce’s latest report, ‘The ageing immune system and COVID-19’ which has now been published on the British Society for Immunology’s website. It is currently being sent to all parliamentarians in the House of Commons, House of Lords, the Senedd, the Scottish Parliament, and the Stormont, as well as a multitude of other stakeholders.
CMAR Deputy Director Professor Paul Greenhaff contributed to 'A National Covid-19 Resilience Programme: Improving the health and wellbeing of older people during the pandemic' launched today. The Physiological Society and the Centre for Ageing Better brought together physiologists, nutritionists, geriatricians, physiotherapists and clinicians to discuss three critical areas where the impact of the pandemic and lockdown on older people required greater consideration.
CMAR principal investigator Dileep Lobo, a Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery has published an important paper on the prevention of postoperative opioid harm.
The Centre made its contribution to the House of Commons Health Select committee inquiry on Physical Activity and Diet this week with a document created from a collaboration between 10 of the Centre’s primary investigators across both Universities including Centre Director Professor Janet Lord and Centre Deputy Director Professor Paul Greenhaff.
Two of the Centre’s Primary Investigators Dr Carolyn Greig and Dr Anna Phillips both have articles featuring in the Spring edition of ‘Innov-age magazine’
As one of the commissioners for the ‘Healthy Ageing in the 21st century Commission Report’, Centre Director Professor Janet Lord helped to field questions from Members of Parliament at the report launch in the House of Commons.