Research

Scientist working in laboratoryNewcastle University Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality supports world-leading research to answer key questions posed by an ageing society. By focusing on how intrinsic ageing plays into the pathogenesis of age related frailty, disability and disease, the Centre will deliver new approaches to increase understanding of human brain ageing and the importance of lifelong "fitness" to health and wellbeing in later life.

Our research spans understanding the mechanisms involved in brain ageing at a molecular and cellular level through to exploring the importance of vitality by changing diet and levels of activity. The Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality also provides a focus for innovative training and for research capacity building for ageing research in the UK.

The long term future for ageing research depends on attracting the best possible researchers into the field. We have created six postdoctoral scientist posts to give a real opportunity to up and coming scientists working in a multidisciplinary way. The Centre also facilitates the transition of established researchers with expertise in other fields, such as nutrition, metabolism and neuroscience, into ageing research.

Find out about our researchers and their projects

Collaborative opportunities are provided at our annual research retreats.