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Aideen Young
Senior Evidence Manager - Research, Impact and Voice
Aideen plays a key part in the evidence function at Ageing Better, ensuring that - as a What Works centre - we have the right evidence to support and shape our work across the organisation.

She oversees delivery of our flagship report on the State of Ageing and has commissioned, and led, myriad projects including those on active travel, strength and balance training, community contributions, experiences of our homes and communities during the pandemic, experience of the retirement transition and psychosocial support for transitions in later life.

Aideen holds an MSc in Ageing and Society from King’s College, London and a PhD in Chemistry from New York University. She previously worked in the medical communications sector and as a protein crystallographer solving the structure of proteins involved in the immune response.

Articles written by Aideen

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Safe, accessible homes and well-connected communities are fundamental for ageing better, as the pandemic has made all too clear.
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During the pandemic, quieter roads and the rapid deployment of infrastructure led to an increase in cycling. It’s crucial that we continue this increased uptake in active travel for 50-70 year olds.
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Despite it being one of the easiest ways to build physical activity into daily life, people in mid and later life are less likely to participate in active travel than younger age groups.

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