The aim of the King's Centre for Global Ageing is to increase our understanding of global issues facing ageing societies in three critical but relatively neglected areas: medical innovations for chronic conditions; families and communities; and work, retirement and health. Within each of these areas the Centre advances our knowledge of inequalities within and across countries, and of policy responses in order to improve the lives of older people.
The Centre seeks to highlight and strengthen King’s profile in this interdisciplinary area of global significance. It also acts to enhance the College’s strengths in the interdisciplinary areas of health and policy research, and to promote research collaborations on critical issues facing ageing societies.
As an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental, and interfaculty project the Centre brings together leading research centres at King’s namely the Department of Global Health & Social Medicine (GHSM); the Institute of Gerontology (IoG), the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN); Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy & Rehabilitation (CSI); and the Conflict & Health Research Group (CHRG) at the King’s Centre for Global Health. It also links researchers at King’s with those working on these crucial issues in other Universities such as the University of East Anglia, University of Manchester, and University of Sussex.
The Centre also works in partnership with world leading organisations and think tanks such as HelpAge International, International Longevity Centre, Health Action International and Alzheimer’s Disease International.
Visit the Centre's blog here: GlobalAgeing