Mission Statement

The mission of the Centre, led by Professor Doug Turnbull, is to support high class research to answer key questions posed by an ageing society and provide a focus for innovative training and for research capacity building for ageing research.

The UK, like other developed countries, is experiencing a major change in the age of its population, characterised by increasing life expectancy and continuing growth in the number of old people.

Understanding the mechanisms involved in both brain ageing and vitality has major social and medical implications, for example, age is the major risk factor for many illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, which have such an impact on our society.