Our Research Team

The AUASR is led by Professor Anne Forster, Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Leeds. The AUASR has over 30 contracted research staff with various skills, knowledge and experience.

Professor Anne Forster

Professor of Stroke Rehabilitation; Head of Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, University of Leeds; NIHR Senior Investigator; NIHR Training Advocate

Professor John Young

Emeritus Professor of Elderly Care Medicine

Dr David Clarke

Associate Professor in Stroke Care

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Professor Andrew Clegg

Chair of Geriatric Medicine

Dr Elizabeth Teale

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Geriatric Medicine

Dr John Green

Research Programme Manager

Ms Anne Heaven

Research Programme Manager

Mrs Caroline Brundle

Elderly Care Researcher

Ms Nicola Harrison

Elderly Care Researcher

Dr Nicola Kime

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Alan Wright

Research Fellow

Dr Jane Smith

Research Fellow

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Dr Rebecca Hawkins

Research Fellow & Lecturer

Dr Tom Crocker

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Lesley Brown

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Seline Ozer

Trial Manager

Dr Oliver Todd

Clinical Research Fellow

Dr Matthew Hale

NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow & Specialty Registrar in Elderly Medicine

Dr Jennifer Airlie

Research Fellow

Ms Liz Graham

Trial Manager

Dr Jessica Johansson

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Faye Wray

Research Fellow

Ms Louisa Burton

Research Fellow / PhD Student

Dr Rahena Mossabir

Research Fellow

Mr Matthew Prescott

Trial Manager

Dr Sarah Hallas

Elderly Care Researcher

Mrs Farhat Mahmood

Elderly Care Researcher

Mr Ikhlaq Jacob

Elderly Care Researcher

Mr Ismail Patel

Elderly Care Researcher

Ms Rosie Shannon

Research Fellow

Ms Natalie Lam

Research Fellow

Dr Magda Jordao

Research Fellow

Mr Saim Mahmood

Research Database Manager

Mr Chung Fu

Research Manager

Ms Deborah King

Office Manager

Dr Kate Best

Dr Kate Best

Senior Research Fellow

Ms Wendy Andrusjak

Ageing and Stroke Researcher

Ms Gillian Thornton

Ageing and Stroke Researcher

Ms Ruth Illingworth

Ageing and Stroke Researcher

Ms Heena Mistry

Ageing and Stroke Researcher

Aseel Abuzour

Ms Aseel Abuzour

Senior Research Fellow