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Who we work with

Our network of partners and collaborators are critical to delivery of our ambitious strategy, helping to extend our reach regionally, nationally and internationally.

Sitting at the heart of the partnership between the Newcastle Hospitals and the Faculty of Medical Sciences at Newcastle University, we are part of a supporting infrastructure of facilities for experimental medicine, technology platforms and core supporting services. We also work with a wide range of partners and organisations, locally, nationally and internationally.

NIHR Infrastructure

We work closely with colleagues from across the NIHR infrastructure in Newcastle and beyond including:

  • NIHR Newcastle CRF and Clinical Ageing Research Unit
  • NIHR BioResource Centre Newcastle
  • NIHR Newcastle MIC
  • NIHR Translational Research Collaborations (TRCs) in Dementia, Musculoskeletal and Diet & Activity.
  • NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North East and North Cumbria
  • NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria (CRN NENC) and Specialty Clusters in Ageing and Dementias & Neurodegeneration (DeNDRoN).

Research Facilities

We supports a range of other facilities across the partnership, providing capacity and continuity of funding to allow researchers to access cutting edge techniques and expertise including:

  • Magnetic Resonance Centre
  • Newcastle Brain Tissue Resource
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Imaging Centre
  • Human Movement Laboratory
  • Visual Perception Laboratory

Regional and national networks

Newcastle University leads on the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NIC-A) a £40m co-investment with UK Government, bringing together world-leading scientists, business and industry, health and care providers, and the public. Located at the Newcastle Helix site along with the National Innovation Centre for Data – a £30m centre which was formed to help the UK capitalise on the data opportunity and grow the economy – NIC-A is a key part of Newcastle’s response to the UK Government’s Ageing Society Grand Challenge with its mission to “ensure that people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, whilst narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest”.


Our strategic goal is to work with the life sciences industry to translate discoveries into patient benefit and economic growth. We continue to build our strong industry relationships across our themes, with companies attracted by access to our experienced clinicians and scientists, well-characterised patient cohorts, robust delivery infrastructure and track record of effective collaboration. Our work includes large scale international collaborations led by BRC Investigators, targeted industry partnerships across BRC themes and Patient and funder led identification of research priorities.