Nicola Harrison

Research Fellow

ORCID: 0000-0002-8043-3433

Nicola Harrison joined the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research in February 2019 and has worked on several studies within the unit including PROSPER – Personalised Care Planning for Older People with Frailty and HARP – How to Assess Residents Posture as an Elderly Care Researcher.

She is currently working as a Research Fellow on the POPPY study and will be conducting qualitative research with older people and other stakeholders aimed at exploring current evidence and service provision to support older people living with frailty to manage their pain and reduce its impact on their lives.

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.


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,