Healthy Active Life Expectancy - a woman's perspective

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It is well known that women have longer life expectancy at all ages than men but the majority of these extra years are years with disability and ill-health. With a focus on different health expectancies, this presentation will compare men and women's current trends and inequalities, future trends, and discuss possible solutions to give more healthy years.


  • Professor Carol Jagger, AXA Prof of Epidemiology of Ageing

    Carol holds the AXA Chair in Epidemiology of Ageing in the Institute of Health and Society and she is Deputy Director of the  Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA). Her first degree was in mathematics and she holds an MSc in Statistics from the University of Leeds and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Leicester. From 1981 until 2010 she was in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Leicester. She has an Honorary Visiting Fellowship at the Department of Public Health and Primary care, University of Cambridge.

    Carol is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health (by distinction), Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (C.Stat) and Chartered Scientist (CSci), Honorary Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,  Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and Member of the British Geriatrics Society.