Professor Avan Aihie Sayer


Avan is the Director of the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) and lead of the AGE Research Group, which she established in 2016. Her clinical speciality is geriatric medicine and she is recognised internationally for her research on ageing, sarcopenia, physical frailty and multimorbidity. She has a particular focus on team science and sustainable capacity building in ageing experimental medicine with a track record of developing innovative interdisciplinary gerontology research as well setting up integrated academic training programmes in geriatric medicine.