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People Mr Kenneth Howse

James Martin Senior Fellow, Oxford Institute of Population Ageing


Senior Research Fellow in Bio-Demography and Ethics

Kenneth Howse joined the Institute from the Centre for Policy on Ageing, where for several years he worked on a range of issues, including health policy and the place of religion in later life. His interest in ageing issues began in the late 1980s, when he was a Research Fellow with the Institute of Medical Ethics and worked on rationing problems in health care and the ethics of psychiatric research. This background in applied ethics is reflected in his strong interest in the ethical and normative dimension of the policy implications of demographic ageing. He manages the Health and Longevity research theme, and his current research focus is intergenerational equity and ethical issues surrounding ageing. He is currently working on problems of generational fairness in pension reform and the policy issues that are likely to arise as a result of the increasing prevalence of extreme longevity.