Caroline Brundle

Elderly Care Researcher

ORCID: 0000-0003-3412-7280

Caroline joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research in August 2014 as an Elderly Care Researcher. She has worked on several of the Unit’s projects, including the CARE75+ (Community Ageing Research) cohort study and currently the PROSPER (Personalised Care Planning for Older People with Frailty) Programme. Her role is to recruit older participants to studies and to collect baseline and follow up data.

Before joining BIHR, Caroline worked at the University of Manchester on projects investigating support needs of cancer patients and carers, treatments for adolescent depression, falls in older people with visual impairment and discharge from inpatient care at end of life.  Prior to this she held research roles in a housing association and a social research consultancy.


Brundle C, Heaven A, Clegg A. Eligibility screening older research participants using remote cognitive assessment—experiences and reflections from a primary care randomised controlled trial. Trials 2022; 23:862.

Brown L, Heaven A, Quinn C, Goodwin V, Chew-Graham C, Mahmood F, Hallas S, Jacob I, Brundle C, Best K, Daffu-O’Reilly A, Spilsbury K, Young TA, Hawkins R, Hanratty B, Teale E, Clegg A. Community Ageing Research 75+ (CARE75+) REMOTE study: a remote model of recruitment and assessment of the health, well-being and social circumstances of older people. BMJ Open 2021;11(11):e048524.

Harrison N, Brundle C, Heaven A, Clegg A. The cost of community research—recruiting community-dwelling participants to a feasibility primary care cluster randomised controlled trial Trials 2021;22:332.

Brown L, Mossabir R, Harrison N, Brundle C, Smith J, Clegg A. Life in lockdown: A telephone survey to investigate the impact of COVID-19 lockdown measures on the lives of older people (≥ 75years). Age Ageing 2020; afaa255,

Hale M, Santorelli G, Brundle C, Clegg A. A cross-sectional study assessing agreement between self-reported and general practice recorded health conditions among community dwelling older adults. Age Ageing 2019; 49(1):135-140. doi: 10.1093/ageing/afz124

Heaven A, Brown L, Young J, Teale E, Hawkins R, Spilsbury K, Mountain G, Young T, Goodwin V, Hanratty B, Chew-Graham C, Brundle C, Mahmood F, Jacob I, Daffu-O’Reilly A, Clegg A. Community ageing research 75+ study (CARE75+): an experimental ageing and frailty research cohort. BMJ Open 2019;9(3):e026744. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026744

Brundle C, Heaven A, Brown L, Teale E, Young J, West R, Clegg A. Convergent validity of the electronic frailty index. Age Ageing 2019;48(1):152-156.