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Claire Turner Director of Evidence

We welcome Claire Turner as Interim Director of Evidence

Today Claire Turner joins the Centre for Ageing Better as its Interim Director of Evidence, as current Director Catherine Foot takes maternity leave.

Claire joins from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation where she worked for ten years in a number of roles. Most recently she was head of the Ageing Society team, which conducts research into areas including loneliness, care and support, work and poverty.

Prior to that Claire ran her own consultancy practice for public and third sector organisations with a particular focus on research, evaluation, policy and practice development. She has also held a number of roles within Barnardo’s Policy and Research Unit.

Claire will lead Ageing Better’s work to build the evidence of what works to support people enjoy later life. Ageing Better is part of the network of What Works organisations, which promotes the better use of evidence. Claire will work closely with Dan Jones, Director of Innovation and Change, on Ageing Better’s approach to evaluation and Louise Ansari, Director of Communications, who joins Ageing Better at the end of May, to ensure our findings have impact.

Claire Turner, Interim Director of Evidence at Centre for Ageing Better, said:

I’m excited to be joining the Centre for Ageing Better and look forward to making sure the evidence we produce contributes to changes in society and a more informed debate about the challenges and opportunities we face as more people live longer.

Anna Dixon, Chief Executive of Centre for Ageing Better, said: 

“I’m delighted to welcome Claire into this key role at the Centre for Ageing Better. Evidence drives everything we do. We use evidence – and what we learn – to inform what we do, how we do it, what we say and how we measure our impact. Her passion for the issues and her experience will ensure we continue to deliver high quality evidence.”