May 3 • 32M

Catherine Foot: Everything You Never Knew About Midlife Transitions

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Avivah Wittenberg-Cox
You are likely to live longer than you think. Are you ready? Science has gifted us ever longer, 100-year lives. This impacts… everything! From couples and careers - to companies and countries. We’ll interview the experts who are exploring the consequences – and the individuals applying it to their own lives and choices. Generational and gender expert Avivah Wittenberg-Cox talks with people designing new ways of living, working and loving at all ages – across life’s 4 quarters.
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On 4-Quarter Lives this week Avivah Wittenberg-Cox talks with Catherine Foot, Director of Phoenix Insights. Catherine is a research and policy expert in ageing and longevity, with over 20 years of experience in the field. Phoenix Insights is a think tank set up by the Phoenix Group (one of the UK’s leading pensions and savings groups) in 2021, to conduct research and stimulate debate on how society should respond to the possibilities of longer lives. Its research examines issues of financial security, work, and learning and skills, as well as health and care, homes and communities.

Before joining Phoenix, from 2015-21 Catherine was Director of Evidence at the Centre for Ageing Better. The Centre’s aim is to make ageing better a reality for everyone, challenging ageism and promoting age-friendly employment and homes.

Catherine has also held senior roles with The King’s Fund and Cancer Research UK. She holds degrees from University of Cambridge and University College London.

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