Title of research team

Overview of the research

The Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation continues to grow. The Unit is led by Professor Anne Forster who leads the stroke programme, and Professor John Young who leads the elderly care research programme.

Formerly an NHS research department, the Unit is now part of the University of Leedsand is administratively located within the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. The department is physically located in the Bradford Institute for Health Research building on the Bradford Royal Infirmary site.

The Unit has an established record of addressing key, clinically relevant questions in elderly care and stroke. A programme of multidisciplinary health services research has been developed, facilitated by a strong and supportive network of local and national colleague researchers, NHS clinical staff, patients and their families. The research has used a mixed-methods approach, incorporating qualitative, quantitative and health economic evaluations.

Staff working in the Unit comprise of two Clinical Senior Lecturers in Elderly Care Medicine, a Reader in Social Gerontology, a Lecturer in Stroke Care and over 25 contracted research staff.

The research Team

Our Research 


The Unit has strong focus on improving health care for local, national and international services through conducting high quality research.

For details of research impacts please view the project profiles in the Historical research section