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Sir Michael Marmot

Professor, Author, Researcher

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Social inequalities, in particular health inequalities, are highly relevant to the age irrelevance debate. The greater the social disadvantage the greater the age-related deterioration in health and functioning. The health gap develops through the life course. We need active collaborations to ensure that age irrelevance applies to subsequent generations. 


Professor of Epidemiology at University College London, Director of the UCL Institute of Health Equity, and Past President of the World Medical Association. Author of The Health Gap: the challenge of an unequal world (Bloomsbury: 2015) and Status Syndrome: how your place on the social gradient directly affects your health (Bloomsbury: 2004).  Holds the Harvard Lown Professorship for 2014-2017 and is the recipient of the Prince Mahidol Award for Public Health 2015. Awarded honorary doctorates from 20 universities and 

Sir Michael Marmot
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