Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research
- Group summary: Our research aims to improve health status for older people and people with stroke through high quality collaborative research which will have positive impact on local, national and international services.
What we do
The Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research is a leading research centre with an established record of addressing key, clinically relevant questions in elderly care and stroke. A programme of multidisciplinary health services research has been developed, facilitated by a strong and supportive network of local and national colleague researchers, NHS clinical staff, patients and their families. The research has used a mixed-methods approach, incorporating qualitative, quantitative and health economic evaluations.
Frailty and Elderly Care Research
The award winning Frailty and Elderly Care research group addresses the needs of an ageing population. This population has life-long accumulated exposures which contribute to chronic disease and give rise to associated physical and mental health co-morbidities. In response to the health service challenges posed by multi-morbidity in the elderly
Our stroke rehabilitation research is primarily focused on post-stroke care. We have a long-established programme of research addressing the longer term psycho-social outcomes for people and their families after stroke. Our work is underpinned by strong national and international collaborations. We work in close collaboration with the Leeds Institute of Clinical Trials Research.
Care Home Research
Residents of care homes are amongst the frailest of our population. There are more than twice as many people living in care homes in England and Wales than there are people staying in hospital, yet we know far more about effective treatments in hospital and less about what works most effectively to improve care for older people in care homes. There are an estimated 416,000 older people living in care homes (residents) in the UK. In recent years the numbers of residents with severe frailty has risen and their care needs have become greater. There is an urgent need for high quality and co-ordinated research in care homes.
Who we are
Professor Anne Forster - Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation and Head of Unit; NIHR Senior Investigator
Professor Andrew Clegg - Professor of Geriatric Medicine
Dr Elizabeth Teale - Clinical Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine
Professor John Young - Professor of Elderly Care Medicine
Deborah King, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Telephone: +44 (0)1274 383406
National Institute for Health Research
The Stroke Association
Dunhill Medical Practice
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust