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Alison Giles
Joint Associate Director for Healthy Ageing
Alison is a joint appointment between Ageing Better and Public Health England, providing strategic support on Healthy Ageing

Alison shapes the strategic direction and delivery of Ageing Better’s activities on the Healthy Ageing priority goal and she supports delivery of Public Health England’s strategic goals. For both organisations she acts as ambassador and influencer on Healthy Ageing.

Alison has enjoyed over 20 years in senior strategic roles in the health field spanning the voluntary sector, DHSC, the NHS, and social enterprise. Her career has focused on primary prevention and she has a deep understanding of the life course approach to promoting wellbeing and health and tackling inequalities. Most recently, she was interim chief executive of the UK Health Forum (UKHF), an alliance of 74 voluntary organisations and Royal medical colleges working to reach consensus positions on prevention policy. She has a PhD in biochemistry from the Institute of Cancer Research, and a Masters in Public Health.

Alison joined Ageing Better in June 2019.