Professor Ilaria Bellantuono

Ilaria Bellantuono is Professor of Musculoskeletal Ageing and Co-Director of the Healthy Lifespan Institute at the University of Sheffield. The Institute brings together over 120 academics from 4 faculties to deliver new integrated interventions for the prevention of multimorbidity and frailty across the lifecourse.

She is medically qualified but not clinically active and her research interests are in drug interventions targeting ageing to prevent multimorbidity and boosts resilience in older people. Until 2017 she was the Director of Training for the MRC-Arthritis Research Centre for Integrated Research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA) a collaboration between the University of Sheffield, Liverpool and Newcastle. She remains a member of the CIMA steering group. She led the Horizon 2020 funded COST Action MouseAGE, including over 200 scientists from 25 European countries, both from academia and industry providing a European consensus on the way forward for preclinical testing of geroprotectors in mouse models of ageing and age-related diseases and their speedy translation to the clinic.