The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing was established in 1998.  Based on the US Population Center, it was funded by a grant from the National Institute of Health (National Institute on Aging – NIA) to establish the UK’s first population centre on the demography and economics of ageing populations.  It achieved Institute status in 2001.

Our aim is to undertake research into the implications of population change. We are a multi-disciplinary group with demography as our main disciplinary focus, and links into all four University divisions. Our researchers work in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe, and we run the Population Networks AFRAN (Africa) LARNA (Latin America) EAST (Eastern Europe).

The Institute has six main research strands:

  • Understanding Demographic Change
  • Demography and Economy
  • Demography and Society
  • Bio-demography and Health
  • Demography and Innovation
  • Demography and Environment

and two Research Centres:

  • Migration and Ageing Populations
  • Policy Challenges of Ageing Populations

The Institute’s researchers work across disciplines based in three main research clusters: Demography,  Health,  Society & Environment.

The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing is committed to:

  • the production of cutting edge leading research
  • the creation of dynamic partnerships with government, business, NGOs and the public
  • wide dissemination of policy-relevant findings
  • training tomorrow’s researchers and professionals.

For enquiries about the Centre and its work please email

There is growing awareness of the importance of population ageing in shaping the current and future society. Mainstream demographers, economists, biologists, sociologists, geographers and those from development and area studies and public health, are all entering the field of ageing research.

The Journal of Population Ageing (JPA) provides a forum for international, cross-disciplinary debate on population ageing. Its focus is on theoretical and empirical research and methodological innovation and development.

JPA addresses the broad questions of ageing societies internationally, thereby stimulating discussion of North American, European, and Transitional and Developing World issues. This interdisciplinary journal publishes high quality research of interest to professionals working in the fields of demography, bio-demography, development studies, area studies sociology, geography, history, social gerontology, economics, and social and health policy.

The Journal was launched in 2008 and publishes in four issues of 60 pages each per year, comprising of among others an editorial, original peer reviewed articles, book reviews and an abstract section.

JPA would like to invite contributions in line with its focus, as well as encouraging suggestions for themed editions. Those wishing to submit an article should do so via the:

Editorial Manager site:

or contact the Managing Editor Kate Hamblin:

Each term the Institute produces a programme of seminars in association with the Ageing Research Collaborative Hub (ARCH), the Healthcare Values Partnership, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH) and the McDonald Centre.

Further information can be found on the Institute’s website: