Institute of Cellular Medicine

Staff Profile

Dr Terry Aspray

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer


Roles and Responsibilities

Member (past secretary) Board of Examiners, Confederation of Royal Colleges SCE (Geriatric Medicine)

CPD Advisor Confederation of Royal Colleges for Geriatric Medicine


MB BS (Newcastle) 1986
MRCP 1989
MD (Newcastle) 2002
FRCP(Edin) 2006
FRCP 2009 

Previous Positions

1996-99 Lecturer in Epidemiology and Public Health, Department of Medicine, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

1994-96 First Assistant and Senior Registrar, Department of Geriatric and General Medicine, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals

February 1991-94 Sandoz Research Fellow, MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge University and The Gambia, West Africa


Research Interests

My main research interests are in the musculoskeletal health of older people, particularly the frail. I have also worked in low and middle-income countries on chronic diseases and their management


Vitamin D in Older People (VDOP)
August 2012-present
Chief invstigator: Dr T. Aspray, Prof R. Francis, Prof. E. McColl, Dr T. Chadwick, Dr I. Schoenmakers, Dr A. Prentice, Dr G. Goldberg

Health Needs Assessment of Diabetes Care in Newcastle Care homes
July 2003 – June 2004
Chief invstigator: Dr T. Aspray, Dr T. Cassidy, Dr G. Hawthorne

Health Needs Assessment of Osteoporosis in Newcastle Care homes
January 2001 – October 2003
Chief invstigator: Dr T. Aspray, Dr R.M. Francis, Dr P. Stevenson. Small grant from Industry

Randomised Trial of a Nurse led clinic to promote use of calcium/vitamin D supplements in women aged over 70
July 2000 – June 2004
Collaborator: Dr D. Torgerson, Dr T. Aspray, Dr R.M. Francis, Sr A. Sutcliffe, , Dr I. Watt

Urbanisation and Metabolic Outcomes Study in Tanzania
September 1999 – January 2002 (Pilot Phase)
Collaborator: Prof. Sir George Alberti, Dr T. Aspray, Dr N. Unwin, Prof. M. Walker

Essential Non-communicable Disease Inervention Project (ENHIP)
April 1995 – March 2001
Collaborator: Prof. G. Alberti, Dr T. Aspray, Dr J. Mbanya, Dr F. Mugusi, Dr N. Unwin, Mr D. Whiting


Undergraduate Teaching

I teach students throughout their training, predominently in their third and fifth year clinical attachments.

I have been an examiner for MB BS and BDS in Newcaslte for more than 12 years.

Postgraduate Teaching

Programme Leader for the MRes MMB (Ageing and Health)

Module Leader for Ageing and Health (MRes MMB)

Convenor MCR 8020 Ageing and Health e-learning module