Skip to content

Liver disease, multimorbidity and lifestyle

Chronic liver disease is a major cause of poor quality of life and is a contributor to excess death, making it a significant concern for both patients and the NHS.

In our liver disease theme, we explore the contribution that the ageing process makes to the biology of liver disease. To do this, we harness the expertise of Newcastle’s world-class ageing biology research.

Theme co-leads are; Quentin Anstee, Professor of Experimental Hepatology and an Honorary Consultant Hepatologist at Newcastle Hospitals. He leads one of the largest MASLD clinical services in the UK.

And Helen Reeves, Professor of Liver Cancer and an Honorary Consultant Hepatologist at Newcastle Hospitals. She leads care for patients with liver disease and cancer in the UK.

What we cover in this theme

Newcastle BRC’s Liver Disease Theme studies the following conditions:

 

  • Metabolic Dysfunction Associated Steatotic Liver Disease (MASLD)
  • Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis (PBC)
  • Auto immune hepatitis (AIH)

 

We are researching the mechanisms behind these conditions in order to find treatments that can improve the quality life and survival of those affected.

People

Professor Quentin M Anstee

Co-theme lead for Liver Disease, Multimorbidity and Lifestyle

Professor Helen Reeves

Co-theme lead for Liver Disease, Multimorbidity and Lifestyle

Professor Derek Mann

Professor of Hepatology

Professor Alastair Burt

Theme lead for Informatics and Precision Care for an Ageing Population

Dr Chris Lamb

Emerging leader for Liver Disease, Multimorbidity and Lifestyle theme

Dr Kate Hallsworth

Development Skills Enhancement Awardee

Dr Sam Orange

Lecturer in exercise physiology