Anne Karpf is a writer, medical sociologist and award-winning journalist. She has been a contributing editor to Cosmopolitan, and wrote a weekly column for the family pages of the Guardian, to which she now contributes columns on social, political and cultural issues. She also writes for publications including the Independent on Sunday and Psychologies. A regular broadcaster, she has written and presented for BBC Radio 4 and she is the author of three books, including The Human Voice. Anne Karpf won the 2014 Older People in the Media award for best individual voice for How to Age and her Guardian journalism on older people's issues.