Research Capacity Development

MRes Student Group

We welcome trainees from diverse academic backgrounds with the aim of enabling them to develop essential skills in inter-disciplinary research.

Our alumni include medical doctors, epidemiologists and biomedical scientists undertaking everything from summer placements and undergraduate projects through to Masters level dissertations and PhDs. You can read about the range of research undertaken by our current trainees by viewing the profiles below. 

If you are interested in training opportunities with us please contact our Research Capacity Development Lead:


Trainees and PhD Students

Please see our People page for current trainees and PhD students.


Masters Students 

Details of previous Masters students in section below.


Placement Student and Alumni

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Hermione Anderson

  • Masters student

Dr Fred Barker

  • Academic Foundation Programme Doctor

Matthew Birkbeck

  • Clinical PhD Fellow & Clinical Scientist
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  • Matthews PhD focusses on the application of MRI in Neuromuscular ageing

Megan Boulton

  • Undergraduate 3rd Year Medical Student
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  • Megan undertook a three-week placement in order to gain insight into the research carried out by the AGE research group.

Katherine Bowden-Brown

  • Masters Student

Rebecca Chungath

  • Masters student

Finlay Clarkson

  • Undergraduate Medical Student
  • Finlay undertook a three-week placement to gain insight into the research activities of the AGE Research Group.

Joseph Dean

  • Masters Student

William Doherty

  • Masters Student

Amie Ellis

  • MSci Biomedical Sciences Student
  • Amie undertook a five-week placement to gain an insight into clinical research that takes place at the AGE Research Group.

Leena Habiballa

  • NIHR Newcastle BRC PhD student

Alice Hari Soejono

  • MRes Ageing Health Student
  • Alice is an intercalating medical student from the University of Indonesia, enrolled in the Master of Research in Ageing and Health program at Newcastle University.

Dr Ashley Hart

  • Academic Foundation Programme Doctor

Eleanor Hayes

  • PhD Student
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  • Eleanor's PhD focused on characterising the magnitude and time-course of symptoms of exercise induced muscle damage in older adults.

Sharlene Jaiswal

  • Masters student

Daisy Kershaw

  • Masters Student

James Prowse

  • Masters student

Peter Robinson

  • Undergraduate Medical Student
  • Peter undertook a four-week placement in his third year as a medical student at Newcastle University.

Thomas Stubbs

  • Masters Student

Rachel Turner

  • Third year Biomedical Sciences Student (UG)