Karen West

Professor Karen West

Senior Fellow | academic

Professor of Social Policy and Ageing
University of Bristol
School for Policy Studies 8 Priory Road Bristol


Karen has a broad background in public policy, social policy and public management and governance, with the focus of her work for about the last twelve years having been on ageing. She has carried out numerous research projects on this general theme, including research on local community support services for older people, extra care housing and support, social care and older adults, and extended working life.