Nicola Harrison joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research in February 2019 as an Elderly Care Researcher working on the PROSPER feasibility trial – Personalised Care Planning for Older People with Frailty – which will provide evidence for the feasibility of a large-scale trial. Her role will be to recruit frail elderly participants to the study and collect baseline and follow-up data.
Nicola’s background is in adult social work and she gained a Diploma in Social Work (DIPSW) in 2000; a BA (Hons) in Applied Social and Community Studies in 2001; and a Post-Qualification Award in Social Work in 2004. She worked in various fields and roles in adult social care over a 15 year period, including elderly/dementia care, mental health, homelessness and care management. More recently she worked for Natcen (National Centre for Social Research) and was involved in data collection for numerous research projects including ELSA (English Longitudinal Study of Aging and HSE (The Health Survey for England).