Newcastle University

Research on ageing, with important implications for health and care


Life expectancy in the UK is increasing rapidly, giving enormous practical importance to the groundbreaking research of Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing and Health. By combining medicine, science and sociology, the Institute has pioneered research into the genetic and biological basis of ageing, while its work on dementia, nutrition and chromosome damage has contributed to ground-breaking national interventions, including the Face, Arm, Speech, Time (F.A.S.T) test for strokes.