Ageing as a societal challenge theme
Ageing was the first of the University’s Societal Challenge Themes. It is an extension of more than 20 years of focus on ageing research, which has positioned us amongst a handful of global leaders in the field.
We have the largest number of academics working on aspects of ageing of any institution in Europe, many based on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality, a purpose-built campus operated in partnership with the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
2014 saw the birth of a new era of ageing research and engagement work at Newcastle University with the creation of the new Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA). NUIA combines Newcastle’s international excellence in the fundamental and clinical sciences of ageing, with our expanding repertoire of inter-disciplinary research and innovation.
Our vision and mission
- To be a global leader in ageing research and innovation
- To translate internationally renowned research into the biological, medical and psychosocial determinants of healthy ageing across the life course into interventions that extend healthy lifespan and support active ageing
Infrastructure to support ageing research
Newcastle provides an active and vibrant clinical research environment to support ageing research. Newcastle Academic Health Partners joins Newcastle University with the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and embraces other academic institutions and NHS hospitals in the North East of England providing a rich collaborative landscape. This partnership provides a vehicle to deliver clinical academic research through a world leading collaboration of research scientists, engineers, medical doctors, NMAHP’s.
The Newcastle Joint Research Office (JRO) is the partnership that bridges researchers in both Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals supporting the joint development, implementation and successful delivery of world-class research. It incorporates specialist clinical research facilities with multidisciplinary teams of research staff providing a rich clinical research environment for our students with the opportunity to be mentored by international experts and highly skilled research staff.