Previous Trustees

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Prof Lorna HarriesLorna_Harries

Lorna is Professor in Molecular Genetics and head of the RNA-mediated disease mechanisms group at the University of Exeter Medical School. Her research interests include -omics approaches to the study of human ageing and age-related disease processes in man.

Dr J Pedro de Magalhaes

Dr de Magalhaes is a reader at the University of Liverpool and leads the Integrative Genomics of Ageing Group ( His lab studies the ageing process and how we can manipulate it to fend off age-related diseases and improve human health.

Adam Rolt

Adam is a Postdoctoral Researcher based in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford.

Prof Claire StewartClaire_Stewart

Professor Stewart is a Professor of Stem Cell Biology where she applies her expertise surrounding stem cells, muscle adaptation to healthy ageing. Her research focus throughout has therefore been on the interaction of growth factors and cytokines on cellular responses, specifically with age, injury and disease.

Dr James Brown 

James is an Associate Professor and Director of the Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) at Aston University. His research interests include metabolism and ageing, adipose tissue, type 2 diabetes and frailty.



Kasia_WhysallDr Kasia Whysall

Kasia is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. Her research interests include how changes in gene expression play a key role during organism development, life and ageing.


Prof Lizzy Ostler (Honorary Treasurer)lizzy-ostler-new-cropped-244x236

Professor Ostler’s current research is focused on the discovery and design of compounds that abrogate the negative effects of cellular senescence, including novel resveralogues.



Prof Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox is a biogerontologist at the University of Oxford. She runs a research group focused on understanding the basic molecular mechanisms of ageing, and aims to alleviate the diseases of old age by developing treatments that are based on the underlying biology of ageing.



Dr Myriam Chimen (Treasurer)

Myriam is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses in understanding how immune-regulatory pathways controlling inflammation change with age and inflammatory conditions.

Helen Griffiths

Chair (2013-16). More details.

Dr Mike Sherratt

Treasurer (2010-2013). More details.