In 2011, this expert on old age set up the Pays-de-la-Loire Gerontology Centre for Independence, a regional platform for economic development, research, training and advice on living longer and on the demographic shift towards an ageing population. He works with the Korian Foundation for Ageing Well to consider ways of anticipating the medical needs of the elderly and providing support for them.
Gilles Berrut is a gerontologist, head of the Clinical Gerontology unit at Nantes University Hospital, university lecturer and hospital practitioner. He is also Vice-Dean for continuous education at the Nantes Faculty of Medicine. With degrees in advanced neuroscience, vascular medicine and geriatrics, he has shared his expertise in many publications, and is the Editor-in-Chief of two medical journals: La Revue Gériatrie Psychologie and Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement. He is the French representative at the WHO Europe for climate risks and ageing, and is a member of the technical committee for France’s National Plan for Ageing Well since 2006.
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