Professor of the Care of Older People
Place of work / study:
Area of Research:
Care of Older People, with a focus on care homes
How is your work funded?
NIHR (UPH, HSDR, RfPB, ARC)
Tell us a little about yourself:
Clinical Academic Geriatrician, trained in Edinburgh, Dundee, Sydney and Nottingham. Now works as a Consultant at Royal Derby Hospital. Has been leading research and improvement work with care homes for over a decade. President Elect of the British Geriatrics Society.
Tell us a fun fact about yourself:
Took up running at the beginning of COVID pandemic. Now runs at least one half marathon a month. Follow me on Strava.
Why did you choose to work in dementia?
People living with dementia are often disenfranchised and disempowered by health and social care. Geriatric medicine works to understand people holistically, as individuals, in order to establish person-centred multidisciplinary treatment plans. By doing this we are often able to help people who have been given up on by other parts of health and social care. This feels like a mission worth pursuing.