ACRC appoints new Deputy Chair
We are delighted to announce that Jill Manthorpe has been named Deputy Chair of the ACRC Advisory Board.
Professor Manthorpe, CBE, Professor Emerita of Social Work at King’s College London, was already a member of the Advisory Board, so will be able to transition smoothly to the role of Deputy Chair.
The new role will allow the ACRC to maintain a consistently high standard as its research, capacity and influence develop and expand.
Professor Manthorpe has a long-standing interest in policy research and practice development around age and ageing. She said:
“I am honoured to have been named Deputy Chair of the Advisory Board. I look forward to being able to use my experience and interest in later life to support the research and wider aims of the ACRC.”
Among her previous roles, Jill Manthorpe was Director of the NIHR Policy Research Programme in Health and Social Care Workforce and prior to that was Director of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit.
In 2022, she was made a CBE for services to social work and social care research.
Jill is a Trustee of the Orders of St John Care Trust, the Centre for Policy on Ageing and the Faros Foundation and Patron of the Greater London Forum of Older People.
She was appointed Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2015 and received the British Society of Gerontology’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021.
The new Deputy Chair will support Professor Sir Lewis Ritchie, Chair of the Advisory Board.
You can read more about Professor Manthorpe, here.