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Professor Sophie Bowlby

Professor Sophie Bowlby

Co-Chair of the Healthier Working Lives Knowledge Network

Visiting Research fellow, University of Reading.

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My experience in the ageing arena. I’m a geographer with longstanding interests in physical and social access to places, people and services. Recent research addresses informal care and use of old and new technologies for social contact and I’m Chair of a not-for-profit dial-a-ride service for people with restricted mobility. (

The impact I’d like to make as part of the HWL programme. I’d like to help bring together the skills and experience of a wide variety of people to make HWL successful, helping care workers develop an enduring role in innovative, long-term advances in social care that enhance the quality of their lives and the lives of those they care for.