Scientific Advisory Board – SAB

The Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) of this JPI is a working body that provides scientific advice to the General Assembly and actively contributes to shaping the JPI, securing scientific excellence. The GA requests advice from the SAB on their strategic and implementation plans as well as on communication and dissemination of its results.

The SAB will continuously explore the development in the field of demographic change to update the SRA; it will mediate the contacts with the scientific community, both European and international, and suggest initiatives to foster joint programming including the alignment of R&D efforts and infrastructures.

The SAB will currently consist of 18 researchers who are experts in at least one of the four research domains of the Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) of the JPI MYBL. The chair and vice chair are chosen by the members and approved by the GA.

SAB Members
 (discipline in brackets)

  • Stephen McNair, Freelance researcher (Education), Chair
  • Johan Fritzell, Karolinska Institutet/Stockholm University (Sociology), Vice Chair
  • Erik Buskens, University of Groningen (Medical Technology Assesment)
  • Bea Cantillon, University of Antwerp (Social Policy)
  • Jens  Dangschat, Vienna University of Technology (Sociology)
  • Viviana Egidi, University of Rome (Demography)
  • Tine  Fristrup, Aarhus University (Education)
  • Marja Jylhä, University of Tampere (Ageing and Public Health)
  • Janice Keefe, Nova Scotia Centre on Aging  (Social Science)
  • Kai Leichsenring, European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (Social Policy)
  • Leocadio Manas, Hospital Universitario de Getafe (Geriatric Medicine)
  • Lynn McDonald, University of Toronto (Social Work/Ageing)
  • Luis Moreno, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)(Social Science)
  • Peter Nolan, University of Leicester (Industrial Relations)
  • Sybille Olbert Bock, University of Applied Sciences St Gallen (Economy)
  • Clemens Tesch-Römer, German Centre of Gerontology (Psychology)
  • Leon Urbas, Technical University of Dresden (Economy)
  • Eskil Wadensjö, Swedish Institute for Social Research (Economy)