Healthy ageing and care


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About us

Demographic trends in global ageing are changing rapidly. 

In 2018, for the first time in history, people aged 65 years or above outnumbered children aged under five. There are huge opportunities and challenges which, as a society, we are only just beginning to understand and explore. 

Our researchers are working across disciplines and with our partners from communities, business and the public sector. 

Our work includes: 

  • addressing health and social care ageing issues
  • designing appropriate living and working spaces
  • developing policies to accommodate an ageing workforce
  • exploring changes in the arts and culture.


Our mission is to build a collaborative, interdisciplinary research and knowledge exchange hub to better understand the challenges and opportunities for healthy ageing and care, and to support people as they age.


Our vision is to enhance lives through innovative research on healthy ageing and care.


Join the network

Join the network as a member of staff or student

Who can join?

  • Academic staff, including Early Career Researchers
  • Professional services staff
  • Research students, including PhD and Masters students

Benefits for staff and students:

  • Come to networking events including research development sandpits
  • Get involved in external funding bids co-ordinated by the network
  • Make links to people with the expertise you need for your research projects
  • Receive regular bulletins with news of all the above, external funding opportunities and the latest from the wider world of healthy ageing and care.

Join the network as an external partner

Work with us and join the HAC external partner network. Sign up to our network of external partners and receive updates on the Healthy Ageing and Care network. If you are based outside Oxford Brookes University and are interested to work with the Healthy Ageing and Care network on a specific project, or would like to talk through any proposals or questions, please contact us via the email

Work with the network

Are you interested in collaborating with us? Are you seeking an expert to consult? Or looking for a guest speaker on an aspect of healthy ageing and care? Would you like to find out more about the network or any of our projects? If so please get in touch with us using

We have expertise in the following broad areas:

  • Physical activity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Cancer care
  • Built environment - including buildings, environment, mobility
  • Nutrition
  • Ageing workforce
  • Digital health

We also work closely with the Institute of Public Care (IPC) who provide applied research and evaluation, consultancy, and training to help NHS trusts, government bodies, councils, charities and commercial organisations make a positive impact on people’s health and wellbeing.

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