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Placeholder image Emma Twyning


Director of Communications and Policy
Emma oversees all of Ageing Better's external engagement, increasing the organisation’s profile and reach and working to influence the attitudes and actions of a wide range of stakeholders.

Emma is a huge advocate for tackling ageism and changing the negative and outdated attitudes that exist around ageing and older people and has led Ageing Better’s work to date exploring how ageing is portrayed across different aspects of public life.

She is also a Trustee of the Carers Centre Tower Hamlets, an organisation providing vital practical and emotional support to unpaid carers.

Emma previously worked at The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of communities in the UK, including senior roles overseeing media and stakeholder relations. She is NCTJ (National Council for the Training of Journalist) trained and began her career working as a journalist on trade publications.

Emma joined Ageing Better in April 2017.

Articles written by Emma

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Ageing Better’s Director for Communications and Policy, Emma Twyning, discusses her conversation with the founder of Ageism Is Never In Style & The Bias Cut, Jacynth Bassett.
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While Anne Robinson’s appointment as Countdown presenter is a positive step forward, older women are still seemingly being forced out of presenting roles due to ageist attitudes.

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