Celia Dodd
Journalist and author of books on Retirement and the Empty Nest
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I’ve been a freelance journalist for over 30 years, writing features for the Times,
the Independent, the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, Radio Times, Psychologies, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest and the over-fifties website www.High50.com.

My work focuses on relationships, health, sex, education and family life. I’ve also written celebrity profiles for the Times Body & Soul, Radio Times, Sainsbury’s Magazine and Good Housekeeping, including Lou Reed, David Suchet, Philip Pullman, Alan Titchmarsh and Juliet Stevenson.

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I regularly contribute to discussions and phone-ins on television and the radio about Retirement, the Empty Nest and a wide range of related topics, including loneliness, silver divorce, the boomerang generation and student experiences of leaving home.

Television appearances include itv’s This Morning, Holding Back the Years and Inside Out, both on BBC One.

Radio interviews include Woman’s Hour and PM on Radio 4, Drivetime on Radio 2, the Kaye Adams Show on Radio Scotland, Vanessa Feltz on BBC Radio 5 Live, and Robert Elms and Jo Good on BBC London.


Woman’s Hour,  December 2018, talking to Jane Garvey about retirement

BBC One's Inside Out


The Robert Elms show, BBC Radio London:

Discussing Post Menopausal Zest with Jo Good on BBC Radio London: