Explore why people fall, discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falling and recognise when to seek expert help.
- MB BS with Honours: June 1990
- Diploma of Medical Science: July 1995
- PhD: July 1998
- CCST Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine: April 2000
- FRCP(UK): January 2003
- March 2008 to July 2014: Clinical Professor of Ageing and Medicine, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University; and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Victoria Infirmary.
- August 2014 onwards: Clinical Professor of Ageing and Medicine, Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University; and Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Victoria Infirmary.
My research programme focuses upon the integrity of the autonomic nervous system in health and disease, specifically the role of autonomic dysfunction in the pathogenesis of fatigue and its clinical consequences, namely cognitive impairment. Examining the integrity of the ANS in humans is established in my physiology laboratory using relatively simple, inexpensive, non-invasive technologies that allow evaluation of a wide range of parameters that will within the foreseeable future (i.e. in my career life time) be readily transferable into therapeutic interventions for patients. Developing and validating novel methodologies to determine subtle abnormalities in autonomic dysfunction and its consequences is the major aim of my research.
More info: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/biomedicine/research/groups/profile/julia.newton