NIHR Older People and Frailty PRU

Answering questions about the lives of older people to help inform government policies.

 

What we do

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit (PRU) aims to produce timely, high quality evidence for policymakers.

We are part of a group of policy research units with the joint aim of answering policymakers’ questions and helping the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to make informed decisions about the lives of older people. 

We carry out research into promoting healthy ageing, the future needs of older people and the provision of high-quality, cost effective care.

The Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit is funded by the NIHR. We are one of 15 NIHR Policy Research Units currently in operation. You can see a full list on the NIHR website.

 

 

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Themes

Our work is arranged in themes that are central to the health, wellbeing and care of older people.

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Projects

The broader research themes are grouped under our three main research priority projects.

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Methods

We will use a range of research methods to answer important policy questions in a way that is timely, scientifically robust, takes account of patient and public views, and makes the best use of resources. 

 

 

 

Meet the team

Our team comprises research and administration staff from The University of Manchester, Newcastle University and the London School of Economics.

Chris Todd

Chris ToddDirector of Policy Research Unit (Manchester) and Theme Lead for Ageing, Frailty and End-of-Life-Care

Read more about Chris’s research

Barbara Hanratty

Barbara HanrattyDeputy Director of Policy Research Unit (Newcastle) and Theme Lead for Long Term Care

Read more about Barbara’s research

Martin Knapp

Martin KnappAssistant Director of Policy Research Unit (London School of Economics)

Read more about Martin’s research

Manchester

Chris Todd
Director of Policy Research Unit; Theme Lead for Ageing, Frailty and End-of-Life-Care

Neil Pendleton
Assistant Director (Manchester) and Theme Lead for Ageing Better Across Life-course

Peter Bower
Theme Lead for Equitable Spread of Health Technology

Alistair Burns
Mental Health Lead

Terry O’Neill
Epidemiology Lead

Lis Boulton
Research Fellow

Alex Hall
Research Associate

Asri Maharani
Research Associate

Louise Cook
PRU Manager

Jane McDermott
PRU Manager

Shaun Seale-Finch
PRU Administrator

Newcastle

Barbara Hanratty
Deputy Director of Policy Research Unit; Theme Lead Long Term Care

Fiona Matthews
Assistant Director and Theme Lead for Frailty, Disability, Multimorbidity and Personalised Healthcare

Dawn Craig
Methodological Lead for Evidence Synthesis

Stuart Parker
Clinical Geriatrics Lead

Carol Jagger
Theme Lead for Impact of Population Change on Health and Social Care

Louise Robinson
Primary Care Lead

Joy Adamson
Qualitative Lead

Lynne Corner
SPPIE Lead

Fiona Beyer
Information Scientist

David Sinclair
Postdoctoral research associate

Patience Kunonga
Research Assistant

Gemma Spiers
Research Assistant

Anosua Mitra
PRU Administrator

London School of Economics

Martin Knapp
Assistant Director (London); Management Committee Member

Raphael Wittenberg
Professorial Research Fellow

 

 

Contact us

If you would like to ask any questions about our work, please get in touch by emailing:

pru-manager@manchester.ac.uk

The views expressed on this website are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NHS, the National Institute for Health Research, the Department of Health and Social Care or its arm’s length bodies, and other government departments.

 

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