Miles Witham is Professor of Trials for Older People at Newcastle University, working closely with the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre. His research focuses on improving physical function and quality of life for older people, using a wide range of interventions, including pharmacological agents, nutrition, exercise and strategies of care.
Improving the translation of discoveries from laboratory ageing science and the epidemiology of ageing into clinical practice is a key aim for the Newcastle BRC Ageing theme. As part of this work, Professor Witham is developing a programme of trials to test interventions targeting sarcopenia and physical frailty, whilst also building capacity across the UK to conduct trials for older people and to improve the way that we design and run trials for older people.
Professor of Trials for Older People, Newcastle University; National Speciality Lead for Ageing, NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN)