Professor Christina Victor is Professor of Gerontology and Public Health in the School of Health Sciences and Social Care and Executive Director for Healthy Ageing at the Brunel Institute of Ageing Studies http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/health/healthres/researchareas/bbias

Christina’s research interests include health and health inequalities in later life; evaluation of services for older people;  loneliness and isolation; the benefits of exercise and activity in later life and the experiences of  old age and later life amongst minority communities. Christina has published 13 books and over 200 papers in the fields of gerontology and public health and has a keen interest in promoting research and in research impact. Her initial work on loneliness funded by ESRC contributed to the development of the charity The Campaign to End Loneliness.

She has published widely in this field and has provided numerous media interviews and expert briefings with policy makers, practitioners, politicians/ministers and older people on this subject. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and Editor in Chief of Ageing and Society, the leading European based gerontology journal.