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The Centre of Excellence on Ageing (CEA) brings together a transdisciplinary network of academics across all three University faculties and their pan-university institutes of Sustainability and People Centred AI. They are supported by research assistants, technicians, professional services and postgraduate researchers.

>120 academics

Across all faculties who work in ageing research.

Centre Coordinator

Lisa Fletcher

CEA Centre Coordinator

Health ageing / ageing well


Deborah Dunn-Walters profile image

Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters

Professor of Immunology, Associate Dean Research and Innovation

Christine Rollier profile image

Professor Christine Rollier

Professor of Vaccinology

Natalie Riddell profile image

Dr Natalie Riddell

Senior Lecturer in Immunology and Ageing

Qibo Zhang profile image

Dr Qibo Zhang

Senior Lecturer in Immunology


Paul A. Townsend profile image

Professor Paul Townsend

Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Professor Christian Heiss

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Head of Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, NHS Consultant Interventional Angiology

Giovanna Nalesso profile image

Dr Giovanna Nalesso

Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Biology, Director of Research, School of Veterinary Medicine

Lisiane Meira profile image

Dr Lisie Meira

Lecturer in DNA Damage and Ageing

Susan Lanham-New profile image

Professor Susan Lanham-New

Head of the Department of Nutritional Sciences

Sleep and chronobiology

Derk-Jan Dijk profile image

Professor Derk-Jan Dijk

Professor of Sleep and Physiology, Director Surrey Sleep Research Centre

Ines Violante profile image

Dr Ines Violante

Senior Lecturer in Psychological Neuroscience; Postgraduate Research Director Psychology

Anne Skeldon profile image

Professor Anne Skeldon

Professor of Mathematics

Daan van der Veen profile image

Dr Daan Van Der Veen

Senior Lecturer in Sleep and Chronobiology


Birgitta Gatersleben profile image

Professor Birgitta Gatersleben

Professor of Environmental Psychology

Kimberley Smith profile image

Dr Kimberley Smith

Senior lecturer in Clinical Health Psychology

Victoria Tischler profile image

Professor Victoria Tischler

Professor of Behavioural Science

Kathrin Cohen Kadosh profile image

Dr Kathrin Cohen Kadosh

Reader in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience

Tackling inequalities in ageing

Multiple long-term conditions

Caroline Nicholson profile image

Professor Caroline Nicholson

Professor of Palliative Care and Ageing

Elizabeth Barley profile image

Professor Elizabeth Barley

Professor of Mental Health Sciences and Nursing

Richard Green profile image

Dr Richard Green

Surrey Future Fellow

Intersecting inequality

Andrew King profile image

Professor Andrew King

Head of Department of Sociology, Professor of Sociology

Vicki Harman profile image

Dr Vicki Harman

Associate Professor in Sociology

Jo Blanden profile image

Professor Jo Blanden

Professor in Economics

Technologies for ageing and generative AI

AI and digital health

Haomiao Jin profile image

Dr Haomiao Jin

Lecturer in Health Data Sciences

Samaneh Kouchaki profile image

Dr Samaneh Kouchaki

Senior Lecturer in Machine Learning for Healthcare

Nophar Geifman profile image

Professor Nophar Geifman

Professor of Health and Biomedical Informatics

Jo Armes profile image

Professor Jo Armes

Professor of Cancer Care and Lead for Digital Health


David Frohlich profile image

Professor David Frohlich

Director - Digital World Research Centre, Research Director & Impact Officer - Department of Music and Media, Professor of Interaction Design

Melanie Bailey profile image

Professor Melanie Bailey

Theme Leader for Health and Food Technologies, EPSRC Fellow, and Reader in Analytical Science

Daniel Abasolo profile image

Dr Daniel Abasolo

Head of Centre for Biomedical Engineering, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering

Carol Crean profile image

Dr Carol Crean

Reader in Physical and Materials Chemistry

Christine Hine profile image

Professor Christine Hine

Professor of Sociology

Policy and community engagement

Engaging social and cultural organisations

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Georgia Bowers

Lecturer & Course Leader Applied and Contemporary Theatre (GSA)

PJ Annand profile image

Dr PJ Annand

Senior Research Fellow (Leverhulme)

Hospitality and business

Xuan (Lorna) Wang profile image

Dr Lorna Wang

Deputy Head, Department of Hospitality

Nikolas Thomopoulos profile image

Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos

Associate Professor in Transport

Albert Kimbu profile image

Dr Albert Kimbu

Reader, Head of Department of Tourism and Transport

Caroline Scarles profile image

Professor Caroline Scarles

Professor of Technology in Society

National and international policy

Amelia Hadfield profile image

Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Founding Director of Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

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Professor Nigel Gilbert

Professor of Sociology