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Lifelong health and wellbeing phase 3

This scheme was administered by the MRC.

Co-funding

  • Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
  • Medical Research Council (MRC)
  • Chief Scientist Office of the Scottish Government Health Directorates
  • Department of Health/National Institute for Health Research, England
  • Health and Social Care Research & Development Office, Northern Ireland
  • Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care, Welsh Assembly Government
  • Research and Development Office for Health and Personal Social Services in Northern Ireland
  • Wales Office of Research and Development for Health and Social Care, Welsh Assembly Government

Funding total

Approximately £11.5M

No. of projects funded

7 research grants and 10 pilot studies. For more information visit the MRC website, Lifelong Health and Wellbeing.

Purpose

This major cross-council initiative was to support multi-disciplinary research addressing factors across the life course that influences healthy ageing and wellbeing in later life.

Key aims

  • To support high-quality innovative multidisciplinary research that addresses major ageing-related challenges across the life course that influence healthy ageing and wellbeing in later life
  • To improve healthy ageing with research into the following cross-cutting priority areas:
    • Mental health and wellbeing including quality of life, preserving cognitive function and exploiting mental capital
    • Resilience for successful ageing: from cell to society including life course influences, health inequalities, markers for ageing and processes of ageing
    • Age-related conditions, including frailty and interventions to promote independence in later life

Outputs

To follow.

Contact

Lifelong health and wellbeing phase 3