Seminar: Professor Sarah Harper, "Who will live in our future cities: exploring the implications of 21st Century demography"

Past Event

02 November 2010, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Said Business School
Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP

Speaker: Sarah Harper, Oxford Institute of Ageing, University of Oxford
Commentator: Ben Gidley, Senior Researcher, COMPAS, University of Oxford

About the speaker:
Sarah Harper is Professor of Gerontology at Oxford University and Director of the Oxford Institute of Ageing, a multi-disciplinary research unit concerned with the implications of population ageing. Her research concerns globalisation and global ageing, and the impact of population change, in particular the implications at the global, societal and individual level of the shift in population ages from predominantly young to predominantly older societies. Particular research interests are the impact of this demographic shift on intergenerational relationships and work. She has undertaken research in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific with particular interest in China, Japan and Malaysia, and is PI with George Leeson on the Global Ageing Study, a survey of 44,000 men and women aged 40 to 80 in 24 countries. Author of Ageing Societies and Editor of the Journal of Population Ageing, Springer, Sarah serves on the Royal Society Working Group, Population and the Planet; Scientific Advisory Board, Natural England; Global Agenda Council on Ageing of World Economic Forum; Advisory Board, English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and is a Governor of the UK Pensions Policy Institute.