Professor Jan Hamers appointed as a Visiting Professor

We are delighted to announce that Professor Jan Hamers has been appointed as a Visiting Professor in the School of Healthcare.

Jan is a Professor of Care of Older People and leads a multidisciplinary research program on ‘Ageing and Long-Term Care’ at the prestigious Care and Public Health Research Institute (CAPHRI), Maastricht University (Netherlands). Jan’s visiting position is an important appointment for us and strengthens our collaborative partnership in research on care for older people led by Professor Karen Spilsbury.

Professor Spilsbury’s said:

‘This is an exciting and important visiting appointment by the University to strengthen the partnership between the Universities of Leeds and Maastricht. Professor Hamers is a world leading expert in care for older people and is internationally respected for his innovative work and leadership of the Living Lab in Ageing and Long Term Care. It is an honour to work with Jan in developing our research and education, and ensuring our work’s European and worldwide impact. Jan’s appointment has already led to some exciting developments for Leeds that I look forward to reporting in the coming year.’

Professor Carl Thompson, Director of Research and innovation for the School said:

“Professor Hamer’s is an internationally renowned researcher who exemplifies “making a difference” to the education of professionals, the lives of older people their families and carers, and improving the quality of governmental policy. It is a pleasure to welcome Jan to the school and I look forward to working with him to help support Professor Spilsbury’s growing and influential program of work in care of older people and the health and social care workforce.”

In response to the appointment, Professor Jan Hamers said:

“It is a great honour to be appointed visiting professor with the University of Leeds. Together with professor Spilsbury, we hope to continue strengthening our research and expanding our respective institutions’ research and education into quality of life of older people, quality of (nursing) care, and quality of work of care providers.”

For more information on Professor Hamer’s work with the school contact Professor Karen Spilsbury