Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA)

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We take a multidisciplinary approach to successful ageing by asking how technological, therapeutic and psychosocial strategies can be employed to understand and arrest age-related decline.

Our mission is to facilitate research that helps understand, predict and prevent age-related degeneration. We have a specific focus on the eye, the mind, the metabolism and medicines and devices in the context of the psychological, social and policy factors affecting ageing lives.

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Dr Carol Holland

ARCHA Director

Dr Carol Holland is a Reader. Her research interests include psychology of ageing and cognition, driver/pedestrian and other risk behaviour, older adults’ health behaviour, links between physical and cognitive frailty, resilience, quality of life and need for care.