By 2030, there will be over 20 million older people in the UK



Dr Lisa Wilson

Lisa joined the ILC in January 2008 as a consultant.  A registered Public Health Nutritionist and PhD, Lisa has over a decade of experience working with older people in a variety of settings on nutrition and food poverty issues.

She leads on the ILC’s work on Nutrition and Hydration, as well as a working on a number of other health related projects.  Lisa also works for the European Nutrition for Health Alliance (ENHA) and conducting research into the economic impact of malnutrition in Europe.  She is currently working to implement routine nutritional screening at the member state level and developing projects to address undernutrition through the European Innovation Partnership Active and Healthy Ageing Programme of the EC.

Lisa’s other work has included developing an older people’s nutrition policy for a London Borough and researching the impact of community food projects on malnutrition risk, as well as regularly lecturing at universities and within the voluntary sector.  Previous roles include Science Director, specialising in older people’s issues, at the Caroline Walker Trust, co-ordinator of the Food Access Network at Sustain and managing community food access projects in London.

Michelle McGagh
Michelle McGagh is a freelance journalist specialising in all aspects of consumer finance issues, including pensions, tax, mortgage, savings and investments, and financial planning.

Michelle was formerly editor of New Model Adviser®, a magazine for independent financial advisers, where she developed in-depth knowledge of trade issues, regulation and policy, and financial businesses.

Since going freelance at the beginning of 2012, Michelle has also worked on policy papers for a number of financial organisations, including FTSE 100 companies, bringing her knowledge and experience to help shape policy messages and develop policy recommendations and conclusions.

Dr Joan Wilson
Joan joined ILC-UK in April 2013 as a consultant researcher. She holds a BSc. and a MSc. in Economics from the Universities of Surrey and Essex respectively. Joan completed her PhD in the Economics of Education at the Institute of Education (University of London) in March 2010. Her thesis involved empirical appraisal of UK government education schemes, including the Academies programme of school improvement and school choice in primary education.

Joan previously worked as a researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She spent seven years in the Education and Skills team of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) covering topics including pupil mobility and head teacher remuneration. She also worked in the LSE’s Public Policy Group for two years where she examined the impact of academic research on government and business.

Joan’s research interests are in the evaluation of government policy initiatives and their effect on the behaviour and welfare of individuals and society. Her work into issues affecting older people has included an assessment of the impact of the National Minimum Wage on care home closures in the UK (carried out at the CEP). Additionally, her Masters dissertation focused on pension reform in the UK, in particular the sustainability of the Pay As You Go (PAYG) system. She is currently working on a project exploring health seeking behaviour throughout the life-course among individuals in four European countries.

Clive Bolton
Clive is  a qualified actuary with over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. During this time he has worked in the investment, pensions, healthcare and general insurance sectors with operations in UK, Europe, India, Bermuda and Canada. He was the Managing Director for Aviva’s UK Savings & Retirement business.

He is a regular commentator on financial and societal trends affecting areas such as retirement and social care. He is an adviser to the Intergenerational Fairness Parliamentary Forum focussing on the financial impact and longevity.

Clive is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of East Anglia through the joint research in to insurance statistics and longevity modelling.

David Hayes
David Hayes is a highly-skilled quantitative researcher with over ten years’ experience of policy research, evaluation and analysis. He specialises in advanced quantitative analysis in the fields of financial capability, mental wellbeing and debt, and the financial wellbeing of older people.

David has an extensive record of strong research with industry, corporate, academic and policy impact. He has published extensively through government reports, white papers and Government groups, in academic journals and through the national media. He has expertise in a range of advanced statistical methods and applied survey analysis.

David previously worked for (and retains an honorary fellowship at) the Personal Finance Research Centre and the University of Bristol, undertaking research projects for organisations such as the Money Advice Service, Momentum Financial UK, BIS, Barclays, and Age UK. He has secured large amounts of funding from a range of clients (£500k+) and has acted as a consultant to numerous organisations, including the OECD.

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