Institute for Ageing

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  • Experts meet to discuss topics on dementia

    A recent meeting hosted by the Dementia Innovation Hub at Newcastle University brought together academics and health practitioners who discussed ‘Dementia and Incontinence’.

    published on: 30 November 2016

  • U.S award for ageing research expert

    Emeritus Professor Kirkwood, has been formally recognised by the National Institute on Aging, part of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services.

    published on: 14 December 2016

  • Farewell to Professor Tom Kirkwood

    As we wish a farewell to Professor Kirkwood who retires at the end of the year, we take a look at his leadership and research expertise and how they were instrumental in establishing Newcastle as a world leader in Ageing Research.

    published on: 13 December 2016

  • Newcastle’s expertise in ageing awarded at Brussels ceremony

    Four northern regions, including the North East are recognised by Europe for expertise in active and healthy ageing

    published on: 14 December 2016

  • Better environments for an ageing workforce

    Newcastle University Business School has been awarded a €300,000 research project by the European Commission Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Division.

    published on: 19 December 2016

  • Newcastle expertise helps influence the future of ageing

    Experts in ageing research at Newcastle University have advised on key areas of the future of ageing as part of a meeting on longevity and health by The Academy of Medical Sciences.

    published on: 21 December 2016

  • Ageing expert named new Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle University

    Ageing expert named new Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Newcastle University

    published on: 4 January 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Dr Bruce Davenport

    published on: 30 January 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Dr Susan Scholes

    This month, we meet Dr Susan Scholes from the School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering

    published on: 3 March 2017

  • Alzheimer’s researcher picked to present at STEM for BRITAIN event

    Gemma Roberts, Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Fellow was selected to present at the STEM for Britain poster event at Westminster this month.

    published on: 20 March 2017

  • Ageing expert appointed NIHR Senior Investigator

    Professor Louise Robinson, Director of the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing and NIHR Professor, has been appointed Senior Investigator to the NIHR College

    published on: 24 March 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Professor John Loughlin

    This month, we meet Professor John Loughlin, Professor of Musculoskeletal Research

    published on: 3 April 2017

  • New £300,000 grant to improve work places for older staff

    Dr Matt Flynn will use the funding to address challenges and opportunities for older workers in the UK

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  • Research into ageing receives international funding

    Two innovative Newcastle University research projects which look into the welfare of ageing workforces and health and social care for the elderly have received international funding.

    published on: 6 April 2017

  • Newcastle dementia research public event

    Researchers from Newcastle University will present the latest research in dementia, along with Arthritis Research UK as part of a Public Event.

    published on: 10 April 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Dr Luis Peraza Rodriguez

    This month, we meet Dr Luis Peraza Rodriguez, Research Associate in the Institute for Neurosciences.

    published on: 8 May 2017

  • Funding Call: Technology Touching Life Networks

    Technology Touching Life (TTL) is pleased to announce a £3m call for Networks, jointly supported by the BBSRC, the EPSRC and MRC.

    published on: 25 May 2017

  • Summer School Opportunity in Europe

    Please see below for details on euVENTION; an EIT Health Summer School and Marsilius Academy 2017.

    published on: 25 May 2017

  • Ageing innovation platform launches soon

    The National Innovation Centre for Ageing will launch the innovation platform, designed to solve real challenges in ageing, in July.

    published on: 20 June 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Bethany Bareham

    This month we meet Bethany Bareham, PhD Student in the Institute for Health and Society.

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • Ageing researcher wins award for latest study

    published on: 8 June 2017

  • NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre - request for project applications 

    Applications for project funding are invited from researchers within Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

    published on: 21 June 2017

  • Meet the researcher - Dr Silvia Del Din

    This month we meet Dr Silvia Del Din, Research associate in the Institute of Neuroscience.

    published on: 13 July 2017

  • Ageing Professor receives Britain’s highest award for services to gerontology

    Thomas von Zglinicki has received the highest honour of the British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA); the Lord Cohen of Birkenhead Medal for services to gerontology.

    published on: 14 July 2017

  • Ageing innovation platform launches

    The National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) has launched a new innovation platform designed to solve real challenges in ageing.

    published on: 17 July 2017

  • Newcastle students learn new techniques for improving health at European Summer Schools

    Between July and September this year, five Newcastle University postgraduate students will attend free Summer Schools in Europe as part of our relationship that we have in place with EIT Health.

    published on: 17 July 2017

  • Living well with multiple conditions in later life – have your say

    Take part in our UK-wide survey to uncover the most important research subjects for people aged 80 and over, living with more than one condition.

    published on: 18 July 2017

  • Newcastle ageing research takes the floor at US gerontology event

    A number of researchers from the Institute for Ageing represented Newcastle University at the IAGG 2017 World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics this year.

    published on: 28 July 2017

  • The North East’s iconic Millennium Bridge lit up to mark World Alzheimer’s Day.

    The North East’s iconic Millennium Bridge lit up to mark World Alzheimer’s Day.

    published on: 25 September 2017

  • NUIA Director advises on ageing at Conservative Party Conference

    published on: 6 October 2017

  • How to stay young - researcher blog

    Dr Sophie Cassidy is a clinical exercise physiologist (ACSM) interested in using lifestyle behaviours for the prevention and management of cardio-metabolic diseases. She gives us an overview of her role in the latest BBC series on ageing.

    published on: 11 October 2017

  • New review highlights the challenge of multimorbidities in older people

    Research experts from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) have worked alongside colleagues from Canada and Wales to produce a review on the current approaches to the complex clinical challenge of multimorbidities in the older population.

    published on: 8 November 2017

  • Engaging with policy and practice in New Zealand

    On a recent visit to New Zealand, Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology met with senior officials to advise on the country’s future ageing strategy.

    published on: 15 November 2017

  • Newcastle's Biology of Ageing event

    The Newcastle University Institute for Ageing recently took part in the 8th Annual Alliance for Healthy Aging Conference, held in Groningen

    published on: 16 November 2017

  • Researcher blog - 'Time we ‘rosé’ to the challenge: combatting ageism in alcohol policy and practice at the House of Lords'

    We sent Bethany Bareham to the House of Lords for the launch of the 'Calling Time' report

    published on: 27 November 2017

  • Sarcopenia and Frailty Research Special Interest Group launched at recent British Geriatrics Society National Meeting

    Professor Avan Sayer and her team led the first one day meeting of the new Sarcopenia and Frailty Special Interest Group (SIG) as part of the British Geriatrics Society (BGS) Autumn Meeting.

    published on: 1 December 2017

  • Raising awareness of dementia with Lewy bodies with NHS Alliance

    The Lewy Body society have collaborated with researchers at Newcastle University and the NHS Alliance to create a short film on dementia with Lewy bodies

    published on: 7 December 2017