Dr George Savva joined UEA in 2013, following nine years in ageing and public health research: as statistical lead for The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (based at Trinity College Dublin) and as a statistician to the UK National Down's Syndrome Cytogenetic Register (at Queen Mary University of London) and the Medical Research Council Cognitive Function and Ageing Study (University of Cambridge).

Dr Savva completed his first degree in mathematics at the University of Cambridge followed by a Master's degree in Applied Statistics at University College London and a PhD in bioinformatics at the University of East Anglia. Since then his research has focused on applications of statistics in public health, particularly in the fields of dementia, mental health and healthy ageing. Recent and ongoing work includes a study of the operationalization of the frailty syndrome and its links with dementia, explorations of the links between clinical and pathological aspects of brain ageing, and studies of multimorbidity, disability and quality of life in older people.

Dr Savva is currently an honorary senior fellow at UEA while holding the post of Institute Statistician at Quadram Institute Bioscience.

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