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Organised by the Health Economics Research Centre in collaboration with the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research

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 trends in mortality and variation across different social groups;
  • a comparison of the UK 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. 
  • Who should attend? 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.


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

To view the Program of the day, please click HERE


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Merton College, Oxford, 9.30am - 5.30pm


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