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Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence

This theme will undertake research to support independent living, improved care for stroke survivors and coordinated multi-service care, particularly for older people.

Theme Lead

Professor Adam Gordon
Professor of the Care of Older People, University of Nottingham

Adam is Professor of the Care of Older People at the University of Nottingham. He is also a Consultant Geriatrician at Royal Derby Hospital and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the British Geriatrics Society. He leads a diverse portfolio focussing on research into care of older people in a care home setting.  He has been working on research and development in care homes for over a decade, including work with the East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network on the high profile LPZ audit of care problems in older people which won a National Patient Safety Award in 2019. He is passionate about using applied health services research to drive up the quality of care for older people.

On taking up the lead role for the Building Community Resilience and Enabling Independence in Older People theme, Adam said: “We all talk about the importance of increased integration of services for older people and the difference this can make to outcomes. There is a danger that “integration” becomes a buzzword. Research is needed to understand how to build more structured and logical approaches to care of older people in the community. I am pleased that the East Midlands ARC portfolio addresses these issues and it’s a privilege to be able to play a leading role in using research to improve service delivery.”

Research

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