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Professor Andrew Clegg: CARE75+ Lead

Andy is a Professor of Geriatric Medicine & Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His research interests are frailty, delirium and dementia. Andy has previously spent time as a Dunhill Medical Trust & Royal College of Physicians Research Fellow, where he led the Home-based Older People’s Exercise (HOPE) trial, which was a pilot randomised controlled trial of a home-based exercise intervention for frail older people. Andy is the chief investigator for the CARE cohort study

Andy was a member of the 2010 NICE delirium guideline development group and a member of the NHS Evidence advisory panel. He has peer reviewed research applications for the MRC and NIHR and is a reviewer for the Lancet medical journal.

Dr Lesley Brown: CARE75+ Manager

Lesley started her role as Theme Manager in May 2014 and was actively involved in setting up the CARE75+ cohort study for the frailty theme and initiating collaboration with other CLAHRC themes in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

Lesley completed a PhD investigating ethno-cultural differences in response to Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS). This study involved undertaking research in the UK and Hong Kong. Following this Lesley managed a study investigating different physiotherapy treatment pathways for patients attending a physiotherapy department for chronic low back pain at The Friarage Hospital, (South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust).

Lesley has worked in the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation based at Bradford Royal Infirmary since 2011 and has worked across a range of projects including a study investigating the use of screening tools to identify people with mild cognitive impairment. Lesley has worked on Cochrane systematic reviews: Information provision for stroke patients and their caregivers; Physical rehabilitation for older people in long term care; Medical day hospital care for the elderly versus alternative forms of care.

Lesley currently manages the CARE75+ Study, a longitudinal cohort study of older people.

Dr Elizabeth Teale: Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Elderly Care Medicine

Tizzy is a Clinical Senior Lecturer in Elderly Care at the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation and an Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Her research interests are delirium, frailty and measurement. Tizzy is Chief Investigator for the DOSS study investigating whether delirium can be detected routinely in care homes, and PI for a study to optimise care pathways for patients with dementia and a hip fracture. She is part of the team updating Cochrane systematic reviews into both prevention and treatment of delirium.

Tizzy helped to develop the Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) used in the 2013 and 2014 National Audit of Intermediate Care and is a member of the NAIC advisory group.

Dr Ikhlaq Jacob: Elderly Care Researcher

Ikhlaq has been a health researcher for a number of years and has worked at various universities including Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield and the Open University on projects related to health and well-being particularly with minority ethnic communities both locally and nationally.

Farhat Mahmood: Elderly Care Researcher

Farhat joined the CARE75+ team in 2016. Her role is to recruit participants onto the CARE 75+ cohort and to collect data. Farhat completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology in 2011 at Leeds Trinity University. She then went on and completed a (MSc) at the University of Leeds in ‘Psychological Approaches to Health’; graduating in 2013.Through these degree programmes she has utilised various quantitative and qualitative research methods. Since graduating from her MSc, Farhat has spent time gaining clinical and research experience in the Older Peoples Service with Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation trust as well as York Hospital and the University of Leeds.

Sarah Hallas: Elderly Care Researcher

Sarah joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research in July 2019 as an elderly care researcher on CARE75+ project.  Her role is to recruit participants onto the CARE75+ project and collect data.  Before joining the Unit Sarah has undertaken a PhD which developed a core outcome set for venous leg ulceration research evaluations.  Sarah is a registered nurse and has worked predominantly in hepatology, palliative and elderly care services.

Chung Fu: Research Manager

Chung is responsible for the core business functions including recruitment of staff, contracts and finance management and oversees the administrative provisions for the team. He is a Core team member of the Yorkshire and Humber ARC and is actively involved in the reporting processes, enforcing ARC principles and develops constructive relationships with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders to support the vision of the programme.

He joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, Bradford Institute for Health Research in 2009 after completion of MSc in Business Management.