About the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing

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Living better for longer

The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing (NUIA) is our response to the societal challenge of Ageing. We are seeking new ways to make the most of the extensive opportunities associated with increasing human longevity, while at the same time solving some of the problems.

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


Changing Age, Changing Minds

Changing Age, Changing Minds is a book about ageing, produced by Valerie Laws after working with scientists as Writer in Residence at the former Institute for Ageing and Health.

The work challenges stereotypes, mixing controversy with reminiscence, older voices with younger views, prose with poetry, tragedy with humour. Elders are doing it for themselves, skyping, emailing, creating, studying, dating, still having sex, and still having fun.

The book is available to buy at the University Webstore for £9.99 (free P&P)

Apocolypse Lab

Apocolypse Lab, a game app developed with BBSRC funding, teaches players about the challenges facing an ageing population. The app was developed by researchers in ageing as part of the Newcastle Initiative on Changing Age, and is available to download now from the Apple App Store