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Our Research

We aim to foster high quality research in a number of disease areas that impact significantly on patient care.  Our diverse range of research questions are pursued by cross-disciplinary groups that unite fundamental science, clinical research, and researchers from outside the medical research field.   

Our research covers:

  • fundamental science exploring the mechanisms of disease
  • understanding the ways in which disease impacts on the lives of patients
  • utilising new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
  • developing new treatments to improve the lives of patients in these disease areas

By exploiting this multidisciplinary environment, we are developing new and improved drugs and therapies; diagnostic and therapeutic technologies; physiological interventions (such as exercise and weight loss strategies) and pathways for the delivery of clinical care in practice. 

Much of our research is undertaken in the context of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease (BRC) which provides strong research links to a broad range of clinical activities within the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, our partner organisation for translational research.  We lead the BRC ageing limbs and ageing body themes and the Fibrosis and Repair specialty.

We are also committed to improving patient and public involvement in both research and healthcare delivery and to improving patient and public understanding and awareness of disease.