Essex was rated ninth nationally in the last Research Assessment Exercise for
our outstanding research, with most departments, schools and centres rated
'internationally excellent', meaning our students are taught, supported and
supervised by world leaders in their fields.
The Ageing and Assisted Living Network is a cross-disciplinary
network of researchers established to promote innovative, multi-disciplinary
research in ageing and assisted living with the aim of improving the health and
quality of life of older people and people with disabilities.
The UK’s population is ageing. More of us are living into old age and rising
numbers of people with chronic illness will place unsustainable pressure on our
economy and health and social care systems. As the number of people with chronic
illness and disability increases, the demand for assisted living technology has
grown to support independent living and enhance quality of life.
Key focus areas:
- Lifelong health and healthy ageing
- Age-related disease: Cause, Cure, Care
- Assisted living
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Find out how our outstanding research is funded.
As one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities, we are home to world-leading academic
departments with international reputations who are undertaking ground breaking and innovative research.
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