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TILDA attends ELSA 20-year celebration

Last week, our sister study, the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Royal Society in London.

This significant milestone commemorates the completion of 10 waves of data collection, involving more than 19,000 participants and resulting in over 1,300 publications to date. As part of the anniversary, ELSA launched a brand new report, "Ageing Better? Life over 50 in the 21st century," which takes a comprehensive approach to exploring the positive and negative aspects of ageing across various academic disciplines.

During the celebration, Professor Andrew Steptoe, the Director of ELSA and member of TILDA Scientific Advisory Board, emphasised the importance of research on ageing, especially in a time when people are living longer. Professor Steptoe stressed the need to understand how to age well and ensure that everyone has the opportunity to do so.

TILDA was thrilled to have senior representation at the event, including Cathal McCrory and Rose Anne Kenny, TILDA's Principal Investigator.

The TILDA wish to extend their congratulations to the ELSA team and researchers, both past and present, for their remarkable research legacy and the successful launch of their anniversary report.