Angelique is a Clinical Research Fellow and Consultant in Public Health Medicine based at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Her research is focussed on exploring the interface between acute and chronic conditions, as well as the development of complex population-based interventions to drive prevention and cross-sectoral collaboration. Clinically, Angelique leads the design and development of the system-wide Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Ageing Well Programme and strategies to build sustainable environments and challenge inequalities in later life. In her joint clinical-academic role she is working to ensure research evidence drives policy and service delivery in response to the needs of local populations.
Professor Carol Brayne
Carol Brayne is a Professor of Public Health Medicine and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health in the University of Cambridge. She is a medically qualified epidemiologist and public health academic. Her main research has been longitudinal studies of older people following changes over time with a public health perspective and a focus on the brain. She is lead principal investigator in the MRC CFA Studies and other population based studies and has played a lead role in teaching and training in epidemiology and public health at Cambridge University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, a NIHR Senior Investigator and was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Honours in 2017.
Professor Catharine Ward Thompson
Catharine Ward Thompson is Professor of Landscape Architecture and directs OPENspace – the research centre for inclusive access to outdoor environments (http://www.openspace.eca.ac.uk) – at the University of Edinburgh. She has led several multidisciplinary research collaborations investigating relationships between environment and health, including GreenHealth, which explored links between green space and stress mitigation in deprived urban groups. A more recent, longitudinal study, funded by the UK’s National Institute of Health Research, considered health outcomes from interventions to enhance deprived urban communities’ access to local woodlands. She has studied older people’s access to outdoor environments and quality of life in a series of projects funded by UK Research Councils since 2003. The most recent of these, Mobility, Mood and Place, used innovative techniques to explore neural activity evident in older participants while they moved between different types of environment. She recently contributed to a report for WHO’s European Regional office on links between urban green spaces and health.
Alana Officer joined the Department of Ageing and Life Course in July 2014 to lead the development of the World Report on Ageing and Health, which was published in October 2015 and to support the development of the Global Strategy and Action Plan on Ageing and Health (GSAP). She currently overseas the Organization’s work on age-friendly environments, related to the Global strategy and action plan on ageing and health, including the Global Network on Age-friendly Cities and Communities and the development of a Global Campaign to Combat Ageism.
Calum Mattocks is a Research Associate at the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. His research interests have included physical activity in children and adolescents and the study of the environmental determinants of health and health behaviours in adults. This included a particular interest in health behaviours such as physical activity and active travel and how the environment might shape such behaviours. More recently, Calum’s work has focused on ageing and, specifically, on the development and evaluation of Age-friendly Cities and Communities. On a practical level, this has involved working with designers and planners in Northstowe, an NHS Healthy New Town of 10,000 homes to make it more age-friendly. Calum is also working on a project to look at the relationship between local planning laws and age-friendly rural communities in England.
Sonia Roschnik is Director of the Sustainable Development Unit (SDU) for the NHS and wider health sector in England. She has worked in health and social care internationally for 30 years as a clinician, in senior hospital management and in sustainability.
Sonia trained as an occupational therapist and worked for 12 years in various specialities in Scotland, Switzerland, New Zealand and the Solomon Islands. She led a first project in integrated pathways of care in Glasgow and has since always been interested in working across boundaries and driving system change.
At Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust she first worked as Head of the Occupational Therapy Department before moving to corporate projects including leading the project management of a £85M PFI building project across the Trust, Cambridge University and the Medical Research Council. She was Deputy Director of Operations for four years delivering improved patient care pathways and processes.
Sonia was appointed Head of the SDU when it was first created in 2008 delivering both the Carbon Reduction Strategy for the NHS and the Sustainable Development Strategy for the NHS, public health and social care in England.
Sonia has spent the last two and half years based in Abu Dhabi working as sustainable health advisor for international agencies whilst completing a Masters degree in Systems Thinking. She is committed to the transformations needed for a sustainable and healthy planet for all.
Ken leads Age International’s policy and influencing work on issues affecting older people in lower and middle income countries. Ken sits on the Steering Committee for Bond’s SDG Group, is Co-Chair of the Bond Leave No One Behind Group, he Co-Chairs the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People and is on the Board of Directors of CommonAge. Ken has worked in policy and influencing with NGOs over the past 20 years on a wide range of issues including: ageing & development, human rights, water and sanitation, HIV & AIDS, corporate social responsibility in the pharmaceutical sector, and food sovereignty. His current work focuses on ensuring the implementation of the SDGs includes older people and achieving a human rights convention for older people.
Dr Diane Wu
Diane Wu holds an MD from the University of British Columbia, Canada, and an MPH from Harvard University, USA. Diane is board certified in Family Medicine in Canada. She has worked in medicine, public health, and management consulting in China, Laos, Bosnia-Herzegovina, England, Switzerland, Canada, and the United States. She has held research, technical and operational support roles with the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, the University of Toronto, Global Affairs Canada, and for a multinational private sector consulting firm. She joined the Department of Ageing and Life Course in 2016 and currently supports the management of WHO partnerships, communications and advocacy, and the development of new platforms to support innovation in healthy ageing.