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

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.

Our People

Ageing and Neurosciences

This research group comprises over 10 search labs working with fruit flies, nematodes, rodents and patients to investigate fundamental mechanisms of ageing and neurological diseases, plus pharmacological interventions to alleviate their burden.


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.