Ageing Interest Group
The Institute of Health Research Ageing Interest Group
The extended life spans brought about by the advances in healthcare over the last century have created a new challenge in OECD countries. It is now widely acknowledged that the ageing populations of these nations are likely to place significant burdens on the provision of affordable healthcare services, pensions, and require innovative solutions to the social and biomedical problems associated with old age. Against this backdrop, ageing research has become a priority for the Research Councils in the United Kingdom and a range of other stakeholders such as Age UK, the British Heart Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
In response to this, the Ageing Interest Group has been established to drive ageing research up the agenda within the Institute of Health Research. We aim to develop multi-disciplinary programmes and secure competitive national and international funding to boost ageing research at LJMU.
• Identify and engage research-active staff with an interest in ageing research.
• Promote inter-disciplinary collaboration through groups meetings.
• Define inter-disciplinary themes to support grant applications.
• Provide a forum for discussions of ageing research and strategy development.
• Raise the profile of LJMU within the ageing research community in the UK through active involvement with the British Society for Ageing Research
Please click here for our initial stimulus document
In line with current Research Council policy and with the Research Evaluation Framework (REF2013), we will focus on impact-driven research that benefits society. For more information on REF2013, please visit http://www.hefce.ac.uk/research/ref/
Research Council funding schemes targeted Ageing Research
New Dynamics of Ageing: http://www.newdynamics.group.shef.ac.uk/
Lifelong health and wellbeing:
UK Age Research Forum: http://www.ukarf.org.uk/1.html
BBSRC Healthy Aging Research & Technology Club:
Recent Reports on Ageing Research in the United Kingdom
The Academy of Medical Sciences (September 2009): Rejuvenating Ageing Research http://www.acmedsci.ac.uk/download.php?file=/images/publication/ageingwe.pdf.
NESTA (April 2009): Preparing for Ageing