Faculty of Medical Sciences

One NIHR North East


As the largest city in the North East, Newcastle has a significant and growing National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) infrastructure that works closely together in order to maximise opportunities and minimise duplication.

The NIHR infrastructure that is currently supporting clinical research in Newcastle and the North East and Cumbria is listed below. 

If you require any further information please contact nahp@ncl.ac.uk.


The infrastructure provided through the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre provides support for shared facilities, platforms and technologies that will underpin translational research in ageing and long-term conditions.

The NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre acts as a catalyst for multidisciplinary research and training, providing leverage for substantial external funding. Our research uses state-of-the-art facilities supported by well-established clinical services.

Key developments supporting our translational research programme include a Clinical Research Facility at the Royal Victoria Infirmary site, the Clinical Ageing Research Unit on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality at the Newcastle General Hospital, adjacent to Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography imaging in the Newcastle Imaging Centre.

Supporting facilities


Find out how to contact us.


Biomedical Research Building
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 248 1145
E-mail: miriam.lowes@ncl.ac.uk

Key staff

Professor Prof Avan Sayer, Director