In 2005 Professor Rose Anne Kenny was appointed to Trinity College and St. James’s Hospital as Head of the academic Department of Medical Gerontology, Director of the new Falls and Blackout Unit and Director of the new Centre for Successful Ageing at St. James’s Hospital. She is visiting Professor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Appointed in 1994 as Professor of Cardiovascular Research at the Institute for Ageing & Health, Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, Director of the Falls & syncope Service, Newcastle Hospitals Trusts and Deputy Director of the Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1990 – 2005). Professor Kenny was advisor to a Select Committee of the House of Lords – Scientific Aspects of Aging. She was a founding member of the Institute of Health & Ageing, Newcastle upon Tyne. She has a long standing interest in how blood flow influences brain ageing and the causes of blackouts in persons of all ages.