Giorgio Di Gessa is a Fellow at the Department of Social Policy, The London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his PhD in Demography at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His doctoral research investigated the idea of ‘Active Ageing’ promoted by the WHO as a strategy for health and well-being among older people in Europe. Giorgio has a keen interest and expertise in quantitative methods with a focus on statistical techniques for hierarchical data analysis. His academic interests in the field of social gerontology include the demographic and social determinants of health and wellbeing in later life in Europe.