Clinical Gerontology is a unit within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care. We aim to understand how best to maintain health in older populations. Our overall research aim is to quantify the combined role of lifestyle, environmental and genetic factors in the aetiology of the major disabling diseases of later life, focusing in particular on cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis and to identify effective prevention strategies.
Kay-Tee Khaw is Professor of Clinical Gerontology and Fellow of Gonville and Caius College , Cambridge.
She trained in medicine at Girton College , University of Cambridge and St. Mary's Hospital, London and in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, with subsequent clinical and academic posts in the University of London and University of California San Diego.
Her research interests are the maintenance of health in later life and the causes and prevention of chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer and osteoporosis with a focus on nutrition and hormones. She is a principal investigator in the European Prospective Investigation in Cancer in Norfolk , part of a ten country half million participant research collaboration. … .. Read more