Prof Chris Todd

Prof. of Primary Care & Community Health

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Chris is Director of the NIHR Older People & Frailty Policy Research Unit (see PRU website) and Lead for  the Healthy Ageing Theme NIHR Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (see ARC-GM website).  Chris led the Healthy Ageing Research Group in the School of Health Sciences until 2022. Chris is a NIHR Senior Investigator and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Chris read Psychology at the University of Durham and obtained BA, MA and PhD. He is currently Professor of Primary Care and Community Health (formerly Director of Research 2003-2013) in The School of Health Sciences. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society.

He has held and/or currently holds grants from the Department of Health and Social Care, National Health Service, Medical Research Council, National Institute for Health and Care Research, European Commission,  various research charities.  He was a member of the European Commission DG12 Expert Working Party on research into postural stability and fall prevention in the elderly population. He has reviewed for a wide range of research committees and charities both in UK and overseas and has sat on a number of funding panels in UK and Europe.

He wrote The World Health Organization’s (WHO) policy synopsis on the prevention of falls amongst older people. He was a member of the group which wrote the 2007 WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention and sat on the Task Force on Global Guidelines for Falls in Older Adults.

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology - Health Psychology, Older People , Falls Prevention, Health Services Research, Exercise Promotion

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