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At the NIHR Newcastle BRC we provide full funding for a range of projects, led by investigators at all stages in their research careers.

Professor Avan Sayer

Newcastle BRC Director and Ageing Syndromes Theme Lead

Professor David Burn

Dementia Theme Lead and Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University

Professor John-Paul Taylor

Dementia Deputy Theme Lead

Professor Quentin M Anstee

Liver Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor John Isaacs

Newcastle BRC Deputy Director and Musculoskeletal Disease Theme Lead. Research Director, Newcastle Hospitals

Professor Wan-Fai Ng

Musculoskeletal Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor Grainne Gorman

Neuromuscular Disease Theme Lead and Director, Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research

Professor Muzlifah Haniffa

Skin and Oral Disease Theme Lead, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Champion

Professor Nick Reynolds

Skin and Oral Disease Deputy Theme Lead

Professor Miles Witham

Ageing Syndromes Deputy Theme Lead and National Ageing Speciality Lead, CRN

Professor Lynn Rochester

BRC-supported researcher

Dr Antoneta Granic

Principal Investigator

Dr James Frith

Principal Investigator

Dr Neil Rajan

Principal Investigator

Professor Helen Reeves

Professor of Liver Cancer & Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist

Professor Siân Robinson

Nutritional Epidemiologist, AGE research group

Dr Arthur Pratt

Clinical Senior Lecturer, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist