Dr Charles Musselwhite, Associate Professor in Gerontology, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University

Dr Musselwhite is Associate Professor in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing (CIA) and heads up the group’s Environments and Ageing research strand.

He is Operational Director of the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR), an initiative to develop and enhance research, policy and practice for older people across Wales.

He completed his PhD at the Transportation Research Group, University of Southampton in 2004 and has worked at Bournemouth University (2003-2006), then University West of England in the pioneering Centre for Transport & Society (2006-2013).

Dr Musselwhite’s research has involved several invited international and national presentations at conferences and invited presentations to the House of Commons and House of Lords. He makes frequent appearances on radio and television across the world and is a keen to engage his research with the public and has spoken at two British Science Festivals.

He has published more than 25 journal articles and another 40+ publications and has been involved in research projects totalling more £6m addressing technological, environmental, health and sustainability contexts of transportation and built environment studies spanning four interconnected areas:

  • Road user safety and ageing
  • Older people, travel behaviour change and health and wellbeing
  • Giving up driving in later life
  • Attitudes to transport and travel