Dr Carol Holland
director, Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing, Aston University

Carol Holland is a psychologist with expertise in the cognitive and health psychology of ageing. Her emphasis is on functional aspects of ageing cognition in terms of maintenance of everyday quality of life even in the context of impairments. She currently works at the University of Aston in the UK, with previous employments at the University of Manchester, Warwick University and the University of Leeds. She is currently Director of Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) and has worked at Aston University since 2001.

She is a co-ordinator within the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, working with other experts across Europe on the target of reducing the gap between healthy lifespan and actual lifespan. Her current research includes a longitudinal study of cognition, wellbeing and care and cost outcomes of moving into supported living environments, with ExtraCare Charitable Trust, and EU funded collaborative work on optimising management and prevention of frailty amongst older adults across Europe. She has made contributions to the study of autobiographical memory in older age, and is well-known for her work in transport psychology, with an emphasis on maintaining safe road use and mobility. Throughout her work she emphasizes applications of research, positive ageing and prevention of decline.


Saturday 22 October, 12.00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
Can biotechnology conquer ageing?