Institute for Ageing

News Items

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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

  • New course in Citizen Involvement

    Voice North, based at Newcastle University, is offering a free online course aimed at providing the tools to involve the public in your research.

    published on: 10 January 2018

  • Top 10 priorities for multiple conditions in later life announce

    At a fantastic event for the public, researchers from Newcastle announced the top ten priorities for the James Lind Alliance Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) in Multiple Conditions in Later Life.

    published on: 15 May 2018

  • Newcastle researcher recognised for medical services to older people

    Newly appointed Professor of Clinical Trials in Older People, Miles Witham has been honoured by the Worshipful Society of Apothecaries for his contribution to older people’s medicine.

    published on: 15 June 2018