Judith Phillips is Professor of Gerontology and Social Work in the Centre for Innovative Ageing at Swansea University, Wales. She is director of the Older People and Ageing Research and Development Network in Wales, president of the British Society of Gerontology, editor of the Policy Press series ‘Ageing and the Lifecourse’, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. Her research interests are in social aspects of ageing, social work, social care, carers in employment, housing and retirement communities, intergenerational networks, carework and older offenders. In 2002, she won the Work-life Balance Trust award for non-fiction based on her research on juggling work and care for older people. She’s published over 100 papers and books. Her recent publications include Ageing at the intersection of work and home life: Blurring the Boundaries (Taylor and Francis, 2008 with Anne Martin-Mathews); Care: Key Concepts (Polity Press, 2007). She’s a qualified social worker.