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Brunel Institute For Ageing StudiesResearch Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre



The Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies (BIAS) is a research centre and collaborative network bringing together staff from different schools in Brunel University for the purpose of conducting interdisciplinary research in gerontology. The Institute was founded in the summer of 2007. The fundamental goal of BIAS is the advancement of knowledge in the field of ageing with the aim of improving the quality of life and health of older people.



The fundamental goal of BIAS is the advancement of knowledge in the field of ageing, with the aim of improving the quality of life and health of older people.

The networks bring together teams of experts from across the University in order to:
•Foster interdisciplinary research of the highest quality
•Spearhead new responses to major research questions
•Increase the social, cultural and economic impact of research
•Actively pursue partnerships and collaborations with universities, businesses and public sector organisations who share their goals.

BIAS aims to lead in the development and definition of strategic directions for research in the field of gerontology. It seeks to address the information needs of policy makers and the private sector, and to facilitate the transfer of new knowledge for the benefit of the whole population.

Main research areas

•Biological aspects of ageing
•Promotion of healthy ageing
•Health policies and social care services for older people
•Social, psychological, cultural and environmental factors impacting on the health and life quality of older people
•Transport and housing needs of older people
•Health and social care needs of older people
•Treatment and rehabiliation for age related diseases and disabilities

Research disciplines

Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Economics,Demography,Engineering/Technology/Architecture


Professor Mary Gilhooly


Brunel University
Mary Seacole Building
United Kingdom


01895 268 756


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