Professor Dawn Skelton is Professor of Ageing and Health at the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a commissioned author for the World Health Organisation’s Health Evidence Network and the UK’s Department of Health. She was Scientific Co-ordinator of the EC funded ProFaNE (Prevention of Falls Network Europe) and co-hosted the 8th World Congress on Active Ageing, August 2012 in Glasgow. She is currently working within a new EC Network - ProFouND (Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination) and leading on an MRC grant considering the determinants of sedentary behaviour (sitting) in older adults and implications for intervention. She is passionate about evidence being translated into practice and so also co-runs a not for profit training organisation to ensure research based exercise interventions are implemented in community settings for those with a history of falls and of stroke.