Healthy Ageing and Prevention Summit Guest Speakers
Professor Ian Philp CBE is Deputy Medical Director for Older People’s Care for Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and former National Clinical Director ("Tsar") for Older People in the Department of Health. He has advised the World Health Organisation and numerous governments across the globe on the care of older people.
Professor Carol Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge and Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. She is lead principal investigator in the group of Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing (MRC CFA) Studies which have informed and continue to inform national policy and scientific understanding of ageing and dementia in populations.
PROFESSOR IAN PHILP
Professor Ian Philp, CBE, MD, FRCP, FFPA (Hon) joined Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust on 7 July as Deputy Medical Director for Older People. He was previously Chief Medical Officer Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals and is Honorary Professor of Health Care for Older People at Hull York Medical School. He established the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Aging which won, for the University of Sheffield, the Queen’s Award for Higher Education in 2000, for research into improving the quality of life of older people. His research interests are in improving the lives of older people through better assessment and response to their health and care needs www.easycarehealth.org.uk
Professor Philp was the National Clinical Director (“Tsar”) for Older People in the Department of Health from 2000 to 2008, leading the development and implementation of the National Service Framework for Older People. He is a member of the Policy and Quality Committees of the British Geriatrics Society. His NHS work focusses on cutting the costs of frailty through early intervention in primary care and more effective response to frailty crisis. His Sheffield team won the UK Hospital Doctor of the Year Award (Older People’s category) in 1998.
He has led the development and implementation of innovative teaching methods in undergraduate medicine, multi-professional learning and vocational training in health care.
Professor Philp has been an adviser to the World Health Organization and advised governments in many countries on the care of older people. He is a frequent media commentator on healthy ageing and the care of older people and was the co-presenter of the BBC1 series “How to Live Longer” and scientific lead for “The Young Ones”. He was awarded the CBE for services to health care and older people in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2008.
Professor Carol Brayne
Professor Carol Brayne is Professor of Public Health Medicine in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care in the University of Cambridge. She is Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health. Her research focuses on Public Health, Ageing and the Brain.
Carol is a medically qualified epidemiologist and public health academic.
She graduated in medicine from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine, University of London and went on to train in general medicine. After gaining membership she moved on to training in epidemiology with a Training Fellowship with the Medical Research Council. The research area for this Fellowship was ageing and dementia.
Since the mid eighties her main research area has been longitudinal studies of older people following changes over time in cognition, dementia natural history and associated features with a public health perspective.
She is lead principal investigator in the group of MRC CFA Studies which have informed and will continue to inform national policy and scientific understanding of dementia in whole populations. She has been responsible for training programmes in epidemiology and public health for under and postgraduates since the early nineties.
She is Director of the Cambridge Institute of Public Health at the University of Cambridge.
Public Health, Ageing and the Brain
Key studies led by Professor Brayne:
CFAS – The Cognitive Function and Ageing Studies are large UK-based longitudinal multicentre studies looking at health and cognitive function in older people.
CC75C – The Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study (CC75C) is a long-term follow-up study of a representative population-based sample of older people which started in 1985 from a survey of over 2,600 men and women aged 75 and above.
CamCan – Cam-CAN is a large-scale collaborative research project, launched in October 2010, with substantial funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The Cam-CAN project is using epidemiological, behavioural, and neuroimaging data to understand how individuals can best retain cognitive abilities into old age.
NIHR CLAHRC Eastern
The Institute’s programmes of work cover End of Life Care (Dr Stephen Barclay), dementia and frailty (Dr Jane Fleming).
The Institute hosts the Cambridge team investigating ageing well, alcohol, childhood obesity and the effects of the built environment on health. This programme is co-ordinated by Dr Louise LaFortune.
Global public health
This area of work will focus on aspects of global mental health and prisoner health (Dr Tine van Bortel)
BMJ Confidential profile of Carol Brayne, June 2014