Age and Ageing appoints new Editor Professor Rowan Harwood

21 February 2019

Age and Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, has appointed Professor Rowan Harwood as its new Editor from February 2019. Professor Harwood will succeed Professor David Stott who has been Editor since 2014.

Age and Ageing is an international journal publishing peer reviewed original articles and commissioned reviews on geriatric medicine and gerontology. It is circulated to over 3,717 institutions worldwide, with over 2 million downloads a year and a competitive citation rate. It has an Impact Factor of 4.013 and is ranked 11th out of 53 in JCR Si: Geriatrics & Gerontology category. Its range includes research on ageing and clinical, epidemiological, and psychological aspects of later life. It is published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the British Geriatrics Society.

Rowan Harwood is Professor of palliative and end-of-life care in the University of Nottingham, and an Honorary Consultant Geriatrician. He has wide clinical and research interests including delirium, dementia, stroke, continence, rehabilitation, end of life care, falls and clinical ethics. He spent 10 years as a stroke physician. Since 2009 has worked to develop and evaluate better ways to manage cognitively impaired older people in general hospitals, and other dementia related research. He has written 4 books on stroke and dementia, and over 100 of his academic papers have been published in a wide variety of scientific journals, including Age and Ageing.

Professor Rowan Harwood, new Editor of Age and Ageing, commented:

“I am delighted to have been appointed Editor of Age and Ageing and I hope that the journal will continue to serve our patients, their families, and professional colleagues. My predecessor, Professor David Stott, worked tirelessly to develop the journal and its place as the leading European medical publication addressing clinical care of older people. Many have commented on his unstinting commitment to academic quality and we owe him our profound gratitude.”

Professor David Stott, past Editor of Age and Ageing, commented:

“It is my pleasure to welcome Professor Rowan Harwood as the new Editor of Age and Ageing. He is a highly experienced clinician, teacher and world renowned academic geriatrician. He has very positive and exciting ideas for how to take the journal forwards. I wish him and the journal every success.”