Age diversity and managing extended working lives Widespread demographic changes indicate an ever-aging population and the default retirement age (DRA) was removed in 2011. Our work aims to provide resources to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to devise policy practices to manage age diversity and extended working lives within their workforce. Research developed with practitioners that puts real world impact at its heart, has been produced by Centre Director and Assistant Director, Professors Manfredi and Vickers. Their evidence has helped form equality policy and practice for the management of human resources in Higher Education, both nationally and internationally. The findings have been applied in personnel training initiatives and used to develop best practise guidance for employers, as well as influencing legal thinking in the area of age discrimination and retirement. Law firms have used the research finding in their briefings to clients and in preparation for cases. The work has also been disseminated via academic articles.