Professor Sarah Harper OBE

Founder, Oxford Institute of Ageing

A Professor of Gerontology and a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, Sarah focuses on the implications of ageing populations from the effect on resources to changing workplaces and decreasing fertility.

As an ethnographer, Sarah focused on migration and the social implications of demographic change. She leads the Complex Environmental Population Interactions Programme and considers the impact at the global, societal and individual level of the age-structural shift from predominantly young to predominantly older societies.

Originally a news reporter for the BBC, Sarah then became a professor of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. She did her post-doctoral research in China, has worked and lectured all over the Asia-Pacific region, and was the first holder of the International Chair in Old Age Financial Stability at the University of Malaya.

To book Sarah Harper as the keynote speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Sarah is known to cover the following topics:

  • Futurist Speaker
  • Shifts in Employment Patterns
  • Effect on Resources
  • Decreasing Fertility
  • Implications of Our Ageing Populations