Professor Avan Sayer

Professor Avan Sayer, Director

Professor Avan Sayer is Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre, Professor of Geriatric Medicine at Newcastle University, and an Honorary Consultant in Older People’s Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

She is an NIHR Senior Investigator and at the forefront of the field of Geriatrics and Gerontology internationally for her research on the ageing syndromes of sarcopenia, frailty and multimorbidity. Her focus is on translating mechanistic understanding into improved diagnosis, treatment and prevention across the life course. An important remit is capacity building in this exciting new field.