Dr Oliver Todd

Dr Oliver Todd


Since 2015, I've been training as a clinical academic with an interest in frailty.

I'm currently undertaking a PhD to develop evidence to optimise the management of blood pressure in older people with frailty. I'm funded as a Doctoral Research Fellow by the Dunhill Medical Trust.

I work as a specialist registrar in geriatric and general internal medicine at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

I am a regular reviewer for the Age and Ageing journal.

Research interests

My PhD has four parts:

(1) Systematic review to take stock of the available evidence. (Complete, submitted)

(2) Qualitative Interview study to determine what matters to older people themselves in shared decision making related to blood pressure treatment (Analysis ongoing)

(3) Big Data Study to determine in large primary care routine data sets whether frailty modifies the association of blood pressure and outcomes in older people. (Analysis started)

(4) Community Cohort Study to validate the models developed in (3) in a more richly characterised data set.


  • MBBS
  • BSc(Hons)
  • DTM&H

Professional memberships

  • MRCP (Ed.)

Student education

I enjoy teaching and had the opportunity recently to teach on:

Research methods and medical ethics for medical students at the University of Leeds. I've supervised final year medical students (for ESREP). We have also submitted projects for the Cardiovascular Sciences intercalated BSc  and a Health Data Analytics MSc project on which I am co-supervisor. Please get in touch if you are interested.

Clinical skills teaching for MRCP preparation; and as OSCE examiner for Year 3 and final year Leeds medical students; for 6th form students interested in pursuing a career in medicine on an 'Access to Medicine' course at Bradford Royal Infirmary.

Previously  in organising clinical teaching as an honoury lecturer at the University of Bradford, and as an examiner for Physician Associate students.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation