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Valerie is a social gerontologist with over 30 years’ work experience with older people's organisations (including Pensioners Link, Age Concern London and Age Concern England). She worked as an independent management consultant and researcher focusing on older people matters, particular concerned with user involvement, ethnicity, older women and ageing in international development. She was awarded a PhD by the Centre for Ageing at the University of Southampton. Her thesis examined the relationship between the status and recognition of older people in international development. Valerie is preparing papers on this at King's and has presented on this topic internationally.

As a member of HSCWRU she has been involved in a range of projects including undertaking a review of CRB checks world-wide and shift handovers in care homes. Valerie is a member of the NIHR SSCR User, Carer and Practitioner Review Group and has been a member of several advisory groups for HSCWRU research projects. She is involved in local health campaigning. 

Valerie Lipman: ORCID iD