Published: 31 January 2014

Living with an ageing society: Can basic science research prevent us all becoming weak and frail

Professor Malcolm Jackson

A free lecture exploring the issues of an ageing society is taking place on Tuesday, 11 February.

The lecture by Head of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease,  Professor Malcolm Jackson (pictured), is part of a series of talks exploring the beneficial relationship between science and society.

The lecture,  called Living with an ageing society: Can basic science research prevent us all becoming weak and frail’,  will explore how the number of elderly people in the UK and other countries is increasing dramatically. Understanding how ageing contributes to the risk of musculoskeletal disorders is key to their delay or prevention and to increasing the quality of life of elderly individuals.

Professor Malcolm Jackson completed a PhD at UCL in 1980, was awarded a DSc in 1994 and FRCPath in 1997. He was a Lecturer at University College London in 1982, Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool in 1984 and appointed Professor in 1994 before being appointed Head of the Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease in 2010.

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He is Director of the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) and serves on the MRC Population and Systems Medicine Board and the Joint Research Councils’ Life Long Health and Wellbeing Panel.

The event will take place in the Leggate Theatre in the Victoria Gallery & Museum on 11 February at 5.30pm, followed by a networking reception at 6.30pm.

The lecture is FREE but places are limited. Book online here or call 0151 794 2650.

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