School of Health in Social Science

Applied Ageing Research Network

The Applied Ageing Research Network is focused on conducting high quality applied and clinical research with the aim of improving the health, care and wellbeing of older people. It involves a range of interdisciplinary researchers from the Universities in Edinburgh and the Lothians, partners in the NHS, local authorities and third sector organisations.

The purpose of the Network is to:

• Maintain awareness of ongoing academic and clinical work in a range of specialities relevant to the health and social care of older people

• Share and develop ideas of common interest that match national policy and local practice priorities

• Share learning about how to integrate research into clinical practice.

• Establish agreed areas of research that will drive forward the focus of the Network

• Develop new collaborative research proposals that may include novel and innovative research methodologies reflecting different discipline expertise

• Consider opportunities for capacity building and developing future research leaders in the area of older people research

Steering Group

AARN Steering group

Network Members

Meet our members


At the initial meeting of the Network, a number of themes were developed for members to cluster their ideas around. We put these together as post it notes on wall charts. These are the beginnings of us starting to group together around various areas.

Other relevant groups

There are a number of other groups and networks we thought were relevant for our work. Please send in suggestions for any links we could add here. Please use the ‘Contact us’ button at the top of the page to get in touch.