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I am a research fellow within the Department of Health Sciences working on the ESRC funded project ‘Socially inclusive ageing: a lifecourse study of new ageing populations. The project is led by Professor Christina Victor and it investigates social health in older adults from minority groups.

I obtained a PhD in Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London. Using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA), my doctoral research examined perceptions of age discrimination among older adults in England and the USA and the relationship between self-perceived age, health and mortality.

After completing my PhD I worked on the ‘Improving the experience of dementia and enhancing active life: The IDEAL study’ ( The project aimed to identify what helps people to live well with dementia or when caring for someone with dementia.


PhD Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London

MSc Demography and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Postgraduate Diploma in Information Science, City University

BA Sociology and Politics, Royal Holloway

Newest selected publications

Quinn, C., Toms, G., Rippon, I., Nelis, SM., Henderson, C., Morris, RG., et al. (2022) 'Positive experiences in dementia care-giving: findings from the IDEAL programme'. Ageing and Society, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 21. ISSN: 0144-686X Open Access Link

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Victor, C., Rippon, I., Barreto, M., Hammond, C. and Qualter, P. (2022) 'Older adults’ experiences of loneliness over the lifecourse: an exploratory study using the BBC loneliness experiment'. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 102. pp. 104740 - 104740. ISSN: 0167-4943 Open Access Link

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Opdebeeck, C., Katsaris, M., Martyr, A., Lamont, R., Picket, J., Rippon, I., et al. (2021) 'What are the benefits of pet ownership and care among people with mild-to-moderate dementia? Findings from the IDEAL programme'. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 40 (11). pp. 1559 - 1567. ISSN: 0733-4648 Open Access Link

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Victor, C., Rippon, I., Quinn, C., Martyr, A. and Clare, L. (2021) 'The role of subjective social status in living well for carers of people with dementia: findings from the Improving the experience of Dementia and Enhancing Active Life programme'. International Journal of Care and Caring, 5 (3). pp. 447 - 467. ISSN: 2397-8821 Open Access Link

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Wu, Y-T., Clare, L., Jones, IR., Nelis, SM., Quinn, C., Martyr, A., et al. (2021) 'Perceived and objective availability of green and blue spaces and quality of life in people with dementia: results from the IDEAL programme'. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology: the international journal for research in social and genetic epidemiology and mental health services, 56 (9). pp. 1601 - 1610. ISSN: 0933-7954 Open Access Link

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