Salford Royal Consultant Geriatrician Dr Neil Pendleton has been awarded a Professorship in Medical Gerontology by The University of Manchester.
Prof Pendleton is also co-director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA). He is principal investigator in The University of Manchester Longitudinal Study of Cognition in Normal Healthy Old Age, capturing over 25 years a picture of cognitive performance in a cohort of more than 6,000 adults across the North of England. His research covers a wide spectrum of ageing areas including biomedicine, genetics, epidemiology, cognitive psychological and social sciences, and he has published more than 150 research papers.
He also leads the age and ageing theme in the Greater Manchester NIHR Clinical Research Network.