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Overview

My current field of research involves examining frailty in older peolple in the community. I am also interested in mature students experiences of higher education.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Research interests include frailty and the management of long-term conditions, particularly dementia and COPD, Care home research, educational research that looks at older people, mature students and their experiences of higher education and life-long learning. Practitioner research particularly in relation to the care and management of older people.

Current research activities

Recently completed a Doctorate in Education at the University of Strathclyde

MSc Supervision and encouraging successful MSc students to disseminate and publish their work.

Desired research direction

Having recently completed my Doctorate and a project that examined frailty in the community I am actively seeking opportunities for research dissemination as well as writing up both studies for publication. Following this to seek funding opportunities for collaborative, innovative multidisciplinary research with suitable partners. 

Target collaborative companies

Currently working with Alzheimer Scotland; Alliance (Scotland); NHS Education Scotland.

Target collaborative organisations

Care Home companies and other community based healthcare providers; third sector organisations with an interest in Older People care and services.

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Dementia care, Carers education, Management of long-term conditions and frailty

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

External positions

External Examiner, University of Cumbria

1 Sep 201231 Aug 2017

External Examiner , Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 200731 Aug 2011

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