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Oxford Workshop: Ageing Without Living Longer

Organised by the Health Economics Research Centre at Oxford University in collaboration with CEPAR

In recent years there has been a marked change in long-term mortality trends in the United Kingdom. Recent mortality statistics show little or no improvements in life expectancy after decades of steady improvement. What has caused these recent trends? Can they be reversed? What are the implications for health and social care policy?

This workshop aims to bring together researchers from a range of perspectives to better understand trends in mortality and life expectancy in the United Kingdom and to explore the factors behind these trends.  

It will involve: 

  • a review of research on tends in mortality and variation across different social groups;
  • comparison UK and with comparable countries, and;
  • to quantify the likely impact on population health and health care expenditure
  • Finally, a panel discussion will explore the implications for health policy. 


  • Prof Kaarin Anstey Australian Laureate Fellow Co-Deputy Director CEPAR, University of New South Wales.
  • Prof John Beard, CEPAR Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales and former Director of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Department of Ageing and Life Course
  • Prof Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College Oxford
  • Prof Philip Clarke, CEPAR Chief Investigator, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
  • Prof Alastair Gray, Health Economics Research Centre, University of Oxford
  • Prof Sarah Harper, Oxford's Institute of Population Ageing
  • Dr Sofia Maier, European Commission and Antwerp University 
  • Dr Charles Rahal, Research Fellow Nuffield College and Dept of Sociology, University of Oxford 
  • Dr Veena Raleigh, Senior Fellow, Kings fund


  • Early Bird Rate £80  (Student/Academic/ Public Sector)
  • Early Bird Rate £120  (Commercial/Private Sector)
  • Full rate £100  (Student/Academic/ Public Sector)
  • Full rate £150  (Commercial/ Private Sector)

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The workshop is intended to bring together academics with those developing ageing related policies in the UK and internationally, to discuss current evidence and to develop a research and policy agenda.

Merton College, Oxford University, UK, 9.30am - 5.30pm

Enquiries: cepar@unsw.edu.au +61 9931 9202

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:00
End date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 17:00
Merton College, Oxford