Programme Director
Growing Older
The ESRC Research Programme on Extending Quality of Life



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Professor Alan Walker was responsible for developing the Growing Older Programme, with staff of the ESRC, and was appointed Director in January 1999.

He is Director of the Growing Older Programme, the National Collaboration on Ageing Research (NCAR) and the European Forum on Population Ageing Research (FORUM).

Alan Walker is a specialist in social gerontology and social policy, especially European social policy. He has been researching and writing in this field for nearly 30 years.

Further information about Alan Walker can be found at

Contact Details:

Professor Alan Walker
Growing Older Programme
Department of Sociological Studies
University of Sheffield
Elmfield, Northumberland Road
S10 2TU

Tel:  0114 222 6467 (Seretaryc)
Fax: 0114 222 6492