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.