Simon Biggs

Simon Biggs
  • Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy
    University of Melbourne

Formerly: Community Psychologist; Head of Policy Development, UK Social Work Education Council; Professor of Social Gerontology, Keele University; 2002, Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University. Director, Institute of Gerontology, King's College London; since 2010, Professor of Gerontology and Social Policy, University of Melbourne. Links with University of Helsinki and University of Heidelberg. Research includes: WHO's Age Friendly Cities Project; ESRC study of baby boomers; study of elder abuse in UK; intergenerational relationships; the mature workforce. Interests: relationship between identity and adult ageing, analysis of international/national social policy, adult life course, experience of ageing, lifestyle and self-development in later life, counselling, psychotherapy, and the baby boomer generation. Adviser to EC, Canadian, UK, Australian Gov't Ministries. Author of books and papers; contributed to UN Valencia Forum and scientific debate in Europe and US.