Oly Todd

Oly Todd

Research interests

I am intereted in a variety of topics relating to Geriatric Medicine. I would be delighted to collaborate with anyone sharing a common interest so please get in touch!

Blood pressure and frailty (subject of by Dunhill Medical Trust fellowship):

- Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies

- Use of observational data to explore how associations between blood pressure and major clinical outcomes may be different in the context of frailty and multi-morbidity

- Biographical interview methods to explore what a patient centred means of shared decision making might look like

Routine data in ageing research:

- Developing an Ageing Data Research Collaborative (@geridata) to promote the use of routine electronic health records in ageing research, supported by the British Geriatrics Society.

Treatment of delirium:

- Non-pharmacological methods of treating delirium in non-ICU setting – Cochrane review



  • Todd O (2019) What is the predictive ability of frailty in the management of blood pressure in adults over 65 years with hypertension? External Validation Study Using Canadian Longitudinal Study of Ageing. British Geriatrics Society, SpR Start Up Grant £2,858
  • Todd O, Young J, Clegg A (2017) Optimising blood pressure management for older people with frailty. The Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship £192,301


  • MBBS, BSc(Hons) Physiology, Imperial 2008
  • MRCP, Edinburgh, 2011
  • DTM&H, LSHTM, 2014
  • DPMSA, Apothecaries, 2012
  • Health Research PGDip, Leeds, 2018

Professional memberships

  • RCPE
  • BGS

Student education

  • Co-supervisor for intercalated BSc and MSc students
  • OSCE examiner for Year 3 and final year medical students
  • Faculty for 'Access to Medicine' course at Bradford Royal Infirmary
  • ALS instructor candidate

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research