Ageing, end of life and cancers

This research theme includes a wide range of researchers from the biomedical, health and social sciences working on ageing, end of life care and cancers. We work in multi-disciplinary teams within, across and beyond the Faculty to help find solutions to the major global challenges of disease prevention and care for an ageing population.

Centre for Ageing Research

People walking

The Centre promotes and conducts high quality interdisciplinary research and research-led teaching around ageing, older people and age-related disease.

International Observatory on End of Life Care

The Observatory is internationally recognised for its high quality research, evaluation, education, advocacy and consultancy designed to improve palliative and end of life care for patients and family carers.

Ageing and Neurodegenerative Disease

This research group performs basic research on mechanisms of healthy ageing using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster and research into a range of age-related diseases.


This theme crosses all Divisions within the Faculty, covering the full spectrum of cancer research, from the molecular events that underpin its development to the management of care of those terminally ill with the disease.