C4AR Research

Examples of current projects being undertaken by core members of C4AR include:

  • Men in Sheds and other gendered interventions for older men
    This report provides a systematic review of the evidence base of Men in Sheds and other gender-specific interventions designed to promote health and wellbeing amongst older men. The final report is available for downloading by clicking here.
  • EPOCH: The experiences and expectations of older people resident in care homes, their carers and professionals of end of life care and symptom relief needs: a prospective study (with the University of Hertfordshire).
    Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt
  • APPROACH: Analysis and Perspectives of integrated working in Primary care Organizations and Care Homes (with the University of Hertfordshire).
    Contact: Dr. Katherine Froggatt
  • EFORRT Remote care interventions: ethics, gender and governance of new technologies of elderly care at home (Comparative study with the UK, Netherlands, Norway and Spain)
    Contact Prof. Christine Milligan
  • NEUROSCREEN: development of biomarkers for dementia in old age.
    Contact: Prof David Allsop
  • Ageing, oxidative damage and mitochondrial DNA mutation.
    Contact: Dr David Clancy
  • NAD: development of nanoparticles for improved diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease (EU- FP7).
  • MRC-funded longitudinal study on biomarkers for Parkinson's disease.
    Contact: Prof David Allsop
  • The Roles of ACER and Insulin/IGF-like Signalling in the Dietary Moderation of Sleep and Lifespan in Drosophilia melanogaster.
    Contact Dr Sue Broughton

Postgraduate Research

The Centre for Ageing Research provides a vibrant hub for postgraduate activity across the disciplines. More than 28 postgraduate research students are currently affiliated to the Centre. Examples of research projects being undertaken by research students within the Centre include:

  • The role of DNA mutations in ageing
  • Seeking and testing gene targets for delaying ageing
  • Studies on proteins relevant to frontotemporal dementia and motor neuron disease
  • The role of insulin/IGF-like signalling and dietary sugar in ageing and locomotor senescence
  • Narratives of living well with a long term health condition
  • Experiences of older people and their families accessing out-of-hours services
  • Carers’ needs and preferred forms of support following a stroke


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