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Paving the translational ageing research pathway—training the next generation of researchers

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ellen Tullo, Dr Richard DoddsORCiD, Matt Birkbeck, Leena Habiballa, Professor Avan SayerORCiD



This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Oxford University Press, 2021.

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Ageing is an archetypal translational research topic, spanning a breadth of academic disciplines. This poses challenges for researchers aiming to act upon laboratory findings to develop and implement interventions that directly benefit older people. Divisions between distinct academic research cultures present barriers to collaborative working. We present potential strategies to improve the translation of ageing research with examples of successful projects working across disciplines. Researchers and clinicians in ageing should be supported to develop a translational interest and receive specific training about translational research.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Tullo E, Dodds RM, Birkbeck M, Habiballa L, Aihie Sayer A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Age and Ageing

Year: 2021

Volume: 50

Issue: 2

Pages: 362-365

Print publication date: 01/03/2021

Online publication date: 06/11/2020

Acceptance date: 23/09/2020

Date deposited: 17/11/2020

ISSN (print): 0002-0729

ISSN (electronic): 1468-2834

Publisher: Oxford University Press


DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afaa233

PubMed id: 33156893


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