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Dr Charles Musselwhite


Co Director/Associate Professor (WP 1)

Charles is Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) at Swansea University and leads the Environments and Ageing research strand. He is Operational Director of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) project, an initiative to develop and enhance research, policy and practice for older people across Wales. His research interests involve ageing, travel and transport, addressing technological, environmental, health and sustainability contexts of transportation and built environment studies and spans four interconnected areas:-

(1) Road user safety and ageing. 

(2) Older people, travel behaviour change, and health and wellbeing.

(3) Giving up driving for later life.

(4) Attitudes to transport and travel

Charles has advised the United Kingdom (UK) parliament on older people’s transport issues and is an Executive committee member of the British Society of Gerontology (BSG), where he is editor of their journal, Generations Review. He has appeared on BBC TV and UK and Swedish radio stations to discuss his research. Charles is an Associate Editor for Journal of Transport & Health. He is the University’s environment lead for the REF UoA22 and is Engagement and Societal Impact lead for the College of Human and Health Sciences.

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