Anthea Tinker is a Professor of Social Gerontology at Kings College London. She has been a member of three Government Departments and has been a Consultant to the WHO, EU and OECD. Dr. Tinker chaired the College Research Ethics Committee from 2001-2011. Her main areas of research are Social Policy and Research Ethics. She has worked on a wide range of research in the field of social policy specializing since 1974 in Gerontology. Recent research includes projects on community care, a large number of studies on housing for older people, elder abuse, health and health trends, carers, falls and accidents, information needs, older workers and technology/communication systems.