Institute for Ageing

Our Research

Ageing Research

One of the only Institutes for Ageing in the UK that covers not only a breadth of ageing research across multiple disciplines, but also the depth within each theme.

Our research themes

Our ageing research at Newcastle University falls into three categories, click on the images below for more information on each. 

We research how we age, in order to have a full understanding of the biological and cellular processes involved in the ageing process. We examine the ageing process throughout the life course in order to learn new ways about living better with chronic, age-related illnesses. Finally, we examine the psychosocial, economic and environmental aspects of ageing; looking at the challenges that a growing older population brings, as well as opportunities. 

Global Challenges Academy

Newcastle University has established the Global Challenges Academy to bring together researchers, policy makers, businesses and communities around the world to solve international development challenges and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).

In terms of the challenges linked to age, we are living longer and this trend is set to continue: we will soon reach a situation where we have a disproportionately large number of older people globally.

Challenges therefore are linked to health, care, physical and social infrastructure, and the structures and services needed to support the population balance. For this reason, ageing is considered one of the key focal points of the Global Challenges Academy