At Strathclyde we are engaged in a range of research aimed at understanding how we might foster better, healthier ageing. This research is especially important in the context of rapid population ageing, and will help us to experience a better quality of life in older age. Our lifespan research considers childhood through to education, employment, and older age. We also consider marginalised groups, and how we can promote independence in ageing.
Our multidisciplinary research on Ageing Better is underpinned by a number of research groups including:
- Psychological Sciences & Health
- Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
- Biomedical Engineering
- Computer & Information Sciences
- Mathematics & Statistics
- Social Work & Social Policy
- Strathclyde Business School
Our research encompasses a variety of projects, such as those that aim to enhance cognition in healthy older adults, to improve early diagnosis and detection of dementia, to understand the biochemical signatures of frailty, to increase the speed of drug development, and to optimise stroke rehabilitation.
Our expertise and key capabilities include:
- cognitive and neuropsychological assessment
- neuroimaging analysis techniques
- digital technology
- virtual reality
- multi-omics analysis (metabolomics and proteomics)
- biochemical modelling
- statistical modelling including fusion of multi-layered datasets
The Strathclyde Ageing Network comprises and represents the University’s multidisciplinary ageing-related researchers and professionals. We meet regularly to share and discuss research and policy issues in ageing, and to develop new research ideas.
There are also more specific ageing-related research groups that target particular issues around Ageing Better. These include the Dementia Research Network - which incorporates two key research groupings: 1) Health, Wellbeing and Care, and 2) Diagnostics, Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics.
Also, the Stroke Research Group shares the latest stroke research and encourages collaborations between multidisciplinary researchers.