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ADL Research

Challenging Perceptions of Ageing

Using expert research and knowledge to understand and solve the issues of age-related decline.

About us

ADL Research is an integral part of ADL Smartcare Limited

ADL Research are leaders in the provision of evidence-based data, research, knowledge and intelligence on age-related decline. Our work is helping to understand how older adults can live better for longer, and what they can do specifically about it. We provide guidance to providers in designing products for older adults and we also help providers to recognise what can be done to shape the future of care services. The data we use is anonymised and ethical. All of this helps us to transform how people live their lives.

The key role of ADL Research is to develop new understandings of functional decline through analysis of its large dataset and more fundamental studies of age related decline. The principal objective is always to help people to live better for longer.

We strive towards a connected research community where individuals, organisations and companies can all contribute to research making a difference to the lives of older people.

You can get exclusive access and "tasters" of research projects and products through this website.

Explore research

The ADL LifeCurve™

Understanding functional decline and how to improve older adults' trajectories.

ADL Insight

Developing ageing knowledge and understanding through the power of data analytics

Our impact

median stay in care

Through research, evidence and best practice we are making a difference by keeping people independent at home for as long as possible.

Early evidence is already showing the long term impact of this research in a case study by a Local Authority, where the median stay in residential care is significantly lower than the UK national average.

Meet the team

Here at ADL Research, our team of researchers are leaders in the provision of evidence-based data, knowledge and age-related decline.

Our main researchers:

Emeritus Professor
Garth Johnson FRENG

Chief Research Officer

Professor Peter Gore

CEO, Managing Director and co-founder

Sophie Whitfield

Statistical Analyst

Meet the team

ADL Research has offices based in Newcastle University’s Biomedical Research Building on the Campus for Ageing and Vitality. Our research base allows collaborations with top academics in ageing research and connections to the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA).

Contact us

For urgent enquiries, please call us on +44 (0)800 612 6845. For non-urgent enquiries, you can send a message to ADL Smartcare through our contact form.

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