NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Director

In January 2016, Professor Avan Sayer moved to Newcastle to become Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Disease.

Newcastle’s reputation for excellence in ageing research combined with the opportunity to lead the BRC, were key factors in the decision to take her research forward in Newcastle.

avan sayerProfessor Sayer’s clinical speciality is geriatric medicine and she has gained international recognition in the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology for research on ageing, sarcopenia and frailty.

Prior to joining Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, she was an MRC Principal Investigator, Programme Leader and Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit, University of Southampton, where she is now Visiting Professor.

Read more about Professor Avan Sayer’s research, previous positions and experience in the field of geriatric medicine.