Dr Jennifer Airlie

Research Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0002-7505-3049

Jennifer is a Research Fellow within theAcademic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research. Main duties include: reviewing literature; evaluation of techniques to assess physical activity (including accelerometers) in frail elderly care home residents; screening and recruitment of participants; co-ordinating the use of accelerometers and data collection.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with a degree in Sport and Exercise Science. She then took up her position as a research assistant here at the Bradford Institute of Health Research (BIHR) working on a NIHR programme grant “Development and preliminary testing of strategies to enhance routine physical activity in care homes”.

Jennifer has also started her PhD with the Faculty of Biological Sciences at the University of Leeds and the BIHR. Through her PhD Jennifer hopes to explore physical activity in the oldest old with a particular interest in those individuals residing in care homes.


Ellwood A, Airlie J, Cicero R, Cundill B, Ellard DR, Farrin A, Godfrey M, Graham L, Green J, McLellan V, Siddiqi N, Forster A, on behalf of the REACH Programme Team. Recruiting Care Homes to a Randomised Controlled Trial. Trials 2018;19(1):535. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-018-2915-x

Forster A, Airlie J, Birch K, Cicero R, Cundill B, Ellwood A, Godfrey M, Graham L, Green J, Hulme C, Lawton R, McLellan V, McMaster N, Farrin A, on behalf of the REACH Programme Team. Research Exploring Physical Activity in Care Homes (REACH): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2017, 18:182. doi: 10.1186/s13063-017-1921-8