Birmingham Policy Commission

Healthy Ageing in the 21st Century

Commission Chair

Professor Steve Field CBE, FFPHM, FRCP, FRCGP

Chief Inspector of General Practice, Care Quality Commission, and Chairman, National Inclusion Health Board.

Commission Academic Leads


  • Dr Hareth Al-Janabi, Birmingham Research Fellow, School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care and Director of Health Services Management Centre (HSMC), University of Birmingham
  • Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, President / Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre - UK 
  • Peter Hay, Strategic Director, Adults and Communities, Birmingham City Council
  • Professor Janet Lord, Professor of Immune Cell Biology and Director of the MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research, University of Birmingham
  • Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council
  • Richard Shaw, Director of Development, Age Concern Birmingham 
  • Dr Rashmi Shukla CBE, Regional Director of Public Health for the West Midlands; Public Health England: Regional Director, Midlands and East of England 
  • Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha 
  • Professor Janice Thompson, Professor of Public Health Nutrition and Exercise, University of Birmingham

Working in collaboration

This Policy Commission brings together colleagues from across the University: College of Arts and Law (CAL), College of Medical and Dental Sciences (MDS), and the Health Services Management Centre (HSMC) within the College of Social Sciences (COSS).