John Grimley Evans

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John Grimley Evans

Born(1936-09-17)17 September 1936
Birmingham, England, UK
Died26 March 2018(2018-03-26) (aged 81)
EducationKing Edward's School, Birmingham
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (MA, MD)
University of Oxford (DM)[1]
AwardsKnight Bachelor (1997)[2]
Scientific career
InstitutionsLondon School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Newcastle University
University of Oxford
Doctoral studentsSallie Lamb[3]
InfluencesDonald Acheson

Sir John Grimley Evans FMedSci FRCP (17 September 1936 – 26 March 2018) was a British gerontologist.[4]

Education and early life[edit]

Grimley Evans was born in Birmingham to Harry Walter Grimley Evans and Violet Prenter Walker on 17 September 1936. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham, and studied at St John's College, Cambridge and Balliol College, Oxford.[1]

Career and research[edit]

Grimley Evans worked with Donald Acheson before joining the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine as a lecturer. Subsequently, he taught at Newcastle University and the University of Oxford. Grimley Evans served as editor of the journal Age and Ageing from 1988 to 1995.[5]

Awards and honours[edit]

Grimley Evans was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 1998[1][6] and was knighted in the 1997 Birthday Honours.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Grimley Evans died at the age of 81 on 26 March 2018.[7]


  1. ^ a b c Anon (2007). "Grimley Evans, Sir John". Who's Who. (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U18288. (subscription or UK public library membership required) (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b "Honours and Awards". The London Gazette. 18 August 1998. Retrieved 29 April 2018.
  3. ^ Lamb, Sarah Elizabeth (1997). Epidemiological and clinical studies of mobility limitation in frail older women. (DPhil thesis). University of Oxford. OCLC 43182077. EThOS
  4. ^ Lewis, Riley. "Professor Sir John Grimley Evans (1936-2018)".
  5. ^ Grimley Evans, J. (2012). "Biography of Prof. Grimley Evans, Editor 1988–1995". Age and Ageing. 31 (supp. 3): iii10. doi:10.1093/ageing/afs131.
  6. ^ "Sir John Grimley Evans FMedSci". Academy of Medical Sciences. Retrieved 29 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Sir John Grimley Evans". The Times. 24 April 2018. Retrieved 29 April 2018.