Professor of Social Policy and International Development
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
His research explores the lives of older people in developing countries – especially with regard to health, wellbeing and social protection.
Ph.D., Faculty of Economics
M.A., Area Studies (Latin America)
The Telegraph online
Hailed as a model at the beginning of the pandemic, the world’s longest lockdown has not saved Argentina from coronavirus misery as cases and daily deaths continue to skyrocket.view more
Scientific American online
Even as the devastating effects of the coronavirus epidemic on human health, economic well-being and social institutions become known in countries like ours (England and the United States), there is an even greater tragedy in the making: the unimaginable suffering in developing countries for older people.view more
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock told GroundUp: “These are just hypothetical scenarios, based on a best-guess approach. What we can’t guess is how well South Africans will respond to this calamity. Quite simple actions could do a lot to limit the rate of infection, potentially saving many thousands of lives.”view more
Deutsche Welle online
Older people — especially those with preexisting conditions — seem to have a much higher risk of dying from the virus. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, a professor of international health who's with the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia in the UK, helped put up a website that's providing information about the coronavirus and the elderly.view more
The Guardian online
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, professor of social policy and international development at UEA’s School of International Development, said the work programme was the most important document the WHO publishes, since it sets out the funding priorities for years to come.view more
Indicators that monitor health policies and programmes reflect the strategic foundations of pursued goals and guide interventions and are therefore critical to public health.
The global response to covid-19 has been described as being “too little, too late.”1 National and international efforts are now gathering pace. Those involved in these efforts can draw on a rapidly growing body of research, much summarised in regularly updated guidelines published by national and international authorities, covering the latest information on the virus, its mode of transmission, its spread, and the susceptibility of different groups within the population.
This paper provides a critical review of publications containing information about specific health effects on older adults of interventions and policies in sub-Saharan Africa. Interventions and policies fell into the following categories: testing or treating HIV, the provision of pensions, screening for non-communicable diseases (NCDs), health service financing and interventions related to visual conditions.
This paper reports on an innovative survey of long-term care facilities for older people in the Argentine city of La Plata. It applies a range of qualitative methodologies, including a clandestine audit conducted by older people living in the community. The paper pays particular attention to the types and availability of services, perceived quality and the rigour of regulatory processes.
While links between disability and poverty are well established, there have been few longitudinal studies to clarify direction of causality, particularly among older adults in low and middle income countries. We aimed to study the effect of care dependence among older adult residents on the economic functioning of their households, in catchment area survey sites in Peru, Mexico and China.