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Ageing and Health


Ageing and Health

Addressing the national and global challenges associated with an ageing population.

Leading globally in ageing research

We are a global leader in ageing research. We work across the full spectrum of age-related challenges including:

  • discovery science
  • ground-breaking translational ageing studies
  • social and economic aspects
  • the built environment
  • innovative products and services
  • policy

Our history of research and experience in ageing gives us a clear perspective on cradle to grave issues. We have a well-practised ability to take discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic and into the community.

We address the national and global challenges associated with an ageing population. We work through our people, our place and partnerships.

Technology to aid older people with the effects of Alzeheimers.

Collaboration for improved ageing

We are one of only eight Academic Health Science Centres in the UK. This means we bring the region's world-class research, NHS and city partners together. This centre is key to addressing health and social inequalities.

In 2016 we were the first University to become a partner of the International Longevity Centre, the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society.

Our Future Homes Alliance is developing new housing solutions for our ageing society. 66 homes are being developed at our Newcastle Helix site. The development has been conceived as an example of sustainable urban housing, with flexible living space to suit residents’ changing needs. Homes will feature innovative concepts such as moveable partitions. Rooms and layout can be configured to suit the changing needs of different households.

National Innovation Centre for Ageing

We host the National Innovation Centre for Ageing. The team works with business to seize the economic opportunities of demographic change.

It is also home to VOICE. VOICE is a global community of patients, carers and other citizens.

They share their lived experience to focus research and development on needs and priorities.

Find out more about the National Innovation Centre for Ageing

The Catalyst building, home of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing. Image credit: Mark Slater
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