Dr. Liam Foster is a senior lecturer in social policy and social work at the University of Sheffield, England, who specializes in pensions and theories of ageing. Dr. Foster has developed a national and international profile in ageing and pensions. He has commented on retirement planning in the media, advised unions (TUC), been involved in projects with pension providers (AXA and Prudential) and charities (The Fawcett Society), and has been referenced by political parties (Labour’s Older Women’s Commission) in relation to pensions. He has presented his research at a variety of national and international conferences and has been an invited speaker at the Department for Work and Pensions, Department for Education, the European Parliament in Brussels, the House of Lords, and the UN in New York as a world leading expert on ageing. Dr. Foster is a member of the UK Social Policy Association Executive Committee. He is also the managing editor of Social Policy and Society. He has authored over 45 publications in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, and has authored or edited five books
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