Prof. Ian Philp is the Founder of Age Care Technologies which develops and licenses use of tools for care-planning and training in person-centred care for older people.
Ian holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and was a practicing physician for 35 years in the UK National Health Service. As Professor of Health Care for Older People at the University of Sheffield, he led teams which won the UK hospital team of the year in the care of older people and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for research into improving the quality of life of older people.
Ian has ten years’ experience as an Executive Medical Director of hospital and community services and from 2000-8 he was the National Clinical Director for Older People in England.
His media contributions include including presenting the ITV programme “100 Years Younger In 21 days” and contributing to the ITV documentary “Only the Lonely” and the BBC programmes “Are You Younger Than You Think?”, “How to Live Longer” and “The Young Ones”. Ian was also awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2009 in recognition of his work to improve the lives of older people.