Emily Grundy is Professor of Population Science at the Institute for Social and Economic Research at the University of Essex. Previous appointments include positions at the London School of Economics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (where she gained her MSc and PhD in Medical Demography), University of Cambridge, King’s College, London, the City University and the University of Nottingham Medical School. Most of Emily’s research has focussed on aspects of individual or population ageing. Her main research interests are families, households and kin and social networks in later life, especially in relationship to health, associations between family life courses and health and well-being at older ages, and trends and differentials in later life health, disability and mortality; she has published extensively on these topics. She was Director of the Centre for Longitudinal Study Information and User Support (CeLSIUS) group from 2001-2012 and Director of the National Centre for Research Methods Pathways node on Identifying and measuring causal pathways from social to health disadvantage from 2011-2014. Emily held a European Research Council Advanced Grant 2013-2018 to examine Family life courses, intergenerational exchanges and later life health. She is currently a co-investigator on the ESRC MiSoC Centre– The Research Centre on Micro-Social Change - at the University of Essex. Emily is Past President of the British Society for Population Studies, past Secretary General and member of the Council of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population and member of various international and national advisory scientific advisory groups. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the British Academy. Within the ARC Emily is associated with the Population Evidence and Data Science, Prevention and Early Detection in Health and Social Care, and Ageing and Multimorbidity themes.