Inaugural Lecture of Professor Carolyn Greig
- Teaching and Learning Building
- Wednesday 2 March 2022 (16:30-18:00)
Four Score Years and Then...?: Improving health span in older adults
Carolyn is a physiologist and a translational scientist with an overarching interest in the responsiveness of human muscle to use, disuse, atrophy and ageing. After graduating from the University of Newcastle (BSc Physiology) and the University of London King’s College (MSc Human and Applied Physiology), Carolyn initially worked with young athletes (PhD funded by the Sports Council of Great Britain) before postdoctoral research with a focus on exercise and muscle function in older adults, within University Departments of Geriatric Medicine in London and Edinburgh. After a Research into Ageing (now AgeUK) research fellowship, investigating the responsiveness of older muscle to exercise training, Carolyn moved to the University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences. Carolyn’s major interests include the use of exercise and nutrition to mitigate the adverse functional consequences of sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass and function), and frailty. Carolyn is the Interventions theme co-lead for the MRC-Versus Arthritis Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research and Deputy lead of the Institute for Global Innovation’s Ageing, Frailty and Resilience theme. She also serves as co-Chair of the University’s STEM Research Ethics Committee. Carolyn has undertaken a number of national/ EU policy projects involving older adults and served as a member of the UK Chief Medical Officers physical activity panel for older adults. She has authored over 125 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews and book chapters. Recently, with colleagues in SportexR, she has developed a massive open online course (MOOC), ‘Healthy Ageing: Concepts, Interventions and Planning for the Future’, in order to exchange knowledge and share expertise globally.
This is an in-person event at the Teaching and Learning Building at the University of Birmingham.