About Us

Newcastle University is in the North East of England, UK. The Newcastle University research team is multidisciplinary – many of the senior researchers have both clinical and research backgrounds and regularly see children and families through local NHS services: Newcastle Upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, and Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust http://www.ncl.ac.uk/medicalsciences/about/nhs.htm.

Senior members of the research team have roles on national committees influencing policy, and work closely with large charities. Our research is supported by funders such as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust, Economic and Social Research Council, and European funders and research charities.

The research undertaken by the group is grouped into several research themes:

  • Clinical Service Development
    The research team work closely with children, adults and relatives, and clinicians and commissioners of healthcare to identify the most appropriate ways to provide services for children and adults.
  • Effects and Acceptability of Interventions
    Interventions and treatments are important ways to improve the lives of children, adults and relatives.
  • Engaging Young People and Families
    The research team work hard to engage children, young people, adults and relatives in research.
  • Lifecourse Studies of Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Ageing is a major research interest across Newcastle University and in recent years we have started to focus on studies that include people from across the lifecourse.
  • Understanding Neurodisability
    Some of our studies focus on providing a better understanding of neurodevelopmental conditions and neurodisability.