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.
Our work is arranged in themes that are central to the health, wellbeing and care of older people.
The broader research themes are grouped under our three main research priority projects.
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.
Director of Policy Research Unit (Manchester) and Theme Lead for Ageing, Frailty and End-of-Life-Care
Deputy Director of Policy Research Unit (Newcastle) and Theme Lead for Long Term Care
Assistant Director of Policy Research Unit (London School of Economics)
Director of Policy Research Unit; Theme Lead for Ageing, Frailty and End-of-Life-Care
Assistant Director (Manchester) and Theme Lead for Ageing Better Across Life-course
Theme Lead for Equitable Spread of Health Technology
Mental Health Lead
Deputy Director of Policy Research Unit; Theme Lead Long Term Care
Assistant Director and Theme Lead for Frailty, Disability, Multimorbidity and Personalised Healthcare
Methodological Lead for Evidence Synthesis
Clinical Geriatrics Lead
Theme Lead for Impact of Population Change on Health and Social Care
Primary Care Lead
Postdoctoral research associate
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