Faculty of Medical Sciences

Ageing Research

Ageing Research

Newcastle University is a world leader in research into ageing, its causes, and its social and health consequences.

The University has been at the forefront of research into ageing for the last fifty years. Our research looks at all aspects of ageing; from medical, biological and cellular, to psychosocial, economic and environmental, in order to create a society where we all Live Better for Longer.

Our research is focused on three related areas: 

  • How we age
  • How we can age better
  • The global challenge of ageing 

The results of our basic science and clinical research work are used in front-line service and care provision for the elderly today, and in planning public policy for the needs of tomorrow.

Ageing as a global challenge

Faculty staff lead and contribute to the following initiatives to address ageing as a global challenge:

Newcastle University Institute of Ageing (NUIA)

Research excellence in ageing from across the University is brought together in the Newcastle University Institute of Ageing which is based in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) 

NICA brings together business, academia, and the public to stimulate innovation of products and services that make older lives better.

Global Challenges Academy

The Global Challenges Academy brings together researchers, policymakers, businesses and communities around the world to solve international development challenges and support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). One of these challenges is global ageing.

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre

The NIHR Newcastle BRC focusses on biomedical research into ageing and long-term conditions, and is a partnership between Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University.