Ian Philp

Founder, Age Care Technologies

Dr Ian Philp is the founder of Age Care Technologies (ACT) www.agecaretechnologies.org. ACT is the winner of the 2021 United Nations WSIS prize for innovation in healthy ageing.

Dr Philp holds a Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh and was a practicing physician for 35 years in the UK National Health Service, spending eight years an Executive Medical Director.

As Professor of Health Care for Older People at the University of Sheffield, he led teams which won the UK hospital team of the year in the care of older people and the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher Education for research into improving the quality of life of older people.

From 2000-8, he was the National Clinical Director for Older People in England.

Dr Philp was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s birthday honours in 2009 in recognition of his work to improve the lives of older people.


The Mermaid, London

16 November 2023