NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing & Chronic Disease

Biomedical Research Centre building

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre is a partnership between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University and is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). Find out more about the BRC.

Our Research

Ageing is the single most important factor underpinning the major common diseases affecting the older population in the United Kingdom. As we all live longer, the burden of age-related disease continues to increase.

Using our world-class NIHR research facilities we are now in position to tackle an ambitious goal: to comprehensively address the complex health care needs of the older person, based on an advanced understanding of the ageing process and age-related disease.

Our research is focussed on three of major disease areas of direct relevance to the older person:

  1. the ageing brain (dementia and stroke)
  2. the ageing body (chronic liver disease, diabetes and cardiovascular disease)
  3. the ageing limbs (musculoskeletal disease)

These are linked together through five common age-related mechanistic themes and supported by a range of specialist services and a committment to develop skills through the NIHR Training School.

Find out more on the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre website.

This interactive diagram shows how themes and cross cutting disciplines fit together: