Dr Liz Graham

Senior Research Fellow


ORCID: 0000-0003-4276-1257

Liz is a Senior Research Fellow working within the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Yorkshire & Humber Older People’s theme. She is managing work to identify the research priorities of older people living with frailty in their own homes or care homes, with the aim of developing an intervention to improve care, quality of life or service delivery which aligns with one or more of these priorities.

Liz also works on the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research’s care home portfolio. She is currently managing the HARP study (How to Assess Residents’ Posture), in which the validity and reliability of a seated postural assessment tool are being evaluated; and is setting up a new, linked project to develop a tool to assess care home residents’ posture in lying. She was previously the Trial Manager for the PATCH Trial – a cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the feasibility of delivering the Skilful Care Training Package (physiotherapy-based training for care staff) to care home staff. She has extensive experience of managing clinical trials, in particular those evaluating complex interventions in mental health services and care home settings. She previously worked at the Clinical Trials Research Unit at the University of Leeds, and also has experience of working on medicinal product and medical device trials in the private sector.