Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation

The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation continues to grow. The Unit is led by Professor Anne Forster who leads the stroke programme, and Professor John Young who leads the elderly care research programme.

Formerly an NHS research department, the Unit is now part of the University of Leeds and is administratively located within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. The department is physically located in the Bradford Institute for Health Research building on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site.

The Unit has 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.

Staff working in the Unit comprise of two Clinical Senior Lecturers in Elderly Care Medicine, a Reader in Social Gerontology, a Lecturer in Stroke Care and over 25 contracted research staff.

"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."

Deborah King

For all enquiries please contact:

Ms Deborah King
Office Manager/PA

Call: 01274 383406
Deborah.king@bthft.nhs.uk

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