Professor Dawn Skelton BSc PhD MD.h.c. Hon FCSP FRCP Edin
Dawn Skelton is an exercise physiologist with a scientific research background. She is Professor in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University. She currently chairs a review on guidelines for exercise for the UKs National Osteoporosis Society and the Older People panel for the UK’s update of the Physical Activity for Health Guidelines. She is a regular Keynote speaker around the world on falls prevention and exercise in older people. She works part time in academia and the rest of the time is a Director of Later Life Training Ltd, a company that runs as a not-for profit, to train health and fitness professionals to work with effective physical activity and exercise with older people and stroke survivors. Later Life Training ran Cascade Training in the Otago programme within the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) project. Her recent research focuses on the determinants of sedentary behaviour, interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour in older people, implementation of the FaME programme (translational research) and strength and balance awareness in older people. She recently received the British Geriatrics Society Marjory Warren Lifetime Achievement Award for her work in translating falls prevention research into practice.