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Matt Flynn

Dr. Matt Flynn is a senior lecturer at Newcastle University Business School and the Director of the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce. His research interest focuses on the impact of ageing societies on the world of work. He has carried out research for the UK government and European Union and has conducted research in the UK, Germany, Japan and Hong Kong. He is currently leading an ESRC study which applying the Capabilities Approach to work to retirement transitions as well as a study for the Trades Union Congress on the impact of the abolition of the default retirement age on older workers.


Professor Stephen McNair

Professor Stephen McNair founded CROW in 2003, and has been researching age and employment issues since then. He has worked on all the CROW publications, and most recently was the lead author of the major study of age, work and training for the Nuffield Foundation. He is currently Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of EU’s Joint Programming Initiative on demography, and leading a review of European data on age. He is also Secretary of the National Older Learners Group and a member of the UK Advisory Forum on Age. Until recently he was a Research Fellow of the UK Commission on Employment and Skills and author of the Commission’s guide to age and employment.


Hafiz Khan

Dr. Khan is a Reader in the School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University. He trained as a statistician at the University of Chittagong and later as a demographer at several institutions – Edinburgh Napier University, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, the National University of Singapore, the University of Oxford and Middlesex University. Dr. Khan’s principal research interests lie in the broader areas of population and development including population ageing and its consequences, reproductive health and family planning in developing countries. For a number of years he has also worked on the demographic issues of Bangladesh especially on the trends, determinants and differentials of fertility as well as elderly care and support.