The University houses the National Institute for Health Research's Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU), aiming to produce timely, high-quality evidence for policymakers.

A collaboration between The University of Manchester, Newcastle University and the London School of Economics, PRU’s aims are to answer policymakers’ questions and help the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make informed decisions about the lives of older people.

It carries out research into promoting healthy ageing, the future needs of older people, and the provision of high-quality, cost-effective care.