Isabella Aboderin
Senior Research Scientist African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)

Isabella Aboderin is a Senior Research Scientist at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), where she established and heads the Aging and Development Unit, and leads a multi-country ‘evidence-to-policy’ program to support the realization of continental commitments on the sexual and reproductive health and rights of Africa’s young people and women.
Prior to joining APHRC, Isabella was a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford, and a Technical Officer at the World Health Organization Department of Ageing and Lifecourse. She also held a position as Associated Professor of Gerontology at the University of Southampton.
Building on almost 20 years of sub-Saharan Africa-focused research and policy engagement, Isabella’s interests center on:
§ The relevance of older populations to achieving an African demographic dividend
§ Long-term care systems
§ Understanding well-being and inequalities in later life
§ Capacity building for gerontology and geriatrics
Among other roles Isabella serves as Africa Region Chair of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics; Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Human Enhancement and Longevity; and Trustee on the boards of the United Nations International Institute on Ageing and the Population Reference Bureau. Isabella is also Extraordinary Professor at North West University, South Africa.
Isabella holds a PhD from the School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol, an MSc in Health Promotion Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and a BSc in Cellular and Molecular Pathology from the University of Bristol

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