Dr Emma Vardy

MAHSC Honorary Clinical Chair

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Dr Emma Vardy is a Consultant Geriatrician at Salford Royal Hospital, Greater Manchester, and Honorary Senior lecturer at the University of Manchester.  She graduated with a degree in medicine from the University of Sheffield in 1998.  She trained in Geriatric medicine in Yorkshire and subsequently Greater Manchester.  She completed a PhD at the University of Leeds in 2007 looking at biomarkers in Alzheimer's disease and was a Walport Clinical lecturer in Greater Manchester working on PET imaging studies in dementia.  Dr Vardy has a number of clinical and academic interests in delirium, dementia, digital and health service delivery.  She is clinical dementia lead at Salford Royal hospital and provides clinical leadership to the Dementia United programme in Greater Manchester.  She led the Global digital Exemplar delirium and dementia programme at Salford Royal, resulting in blueprinting of the pathway by NHS digital.  She is Chair of the Dementia and related disorders special interest group and the North West committee of the British Geriatrics Society.  She is deputy editor for the journal Age and Ageing.  Dr Vardy was admitted as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London in 2016 and is an alumni of the NHS digital academy.  She has spoken and published widely on topics around the care of older people, specifically delirium, and is a European Delirium Association board member.  Dr Vardy is the NIHR Ageing theme lead for Greater Manchester and is deputy ageing theme lead for the Greater Manchester Applied Research Collaboration.   

External positions

Dementia advisor to Dementia United, Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership

2021 → …

BGS representative committee member, Professional Record Standards body

2021 → …

Deputy Editor, Age and Ageing

2020 → …

Chair North West Committee, British Geriatrics Society

2020 → …

Greater Manchester CRN Ageing theme lead, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

2020 → …

Chair Dementia and related disorders Special Interest Group, British Geriatrics Society

Aug 2019 → …

Board Member , European Delirium Association

2019 → …

Member, Faculty of Clinical Informatics

2019 → …

Quality Improvement faculty member, Royal College of Physicians

2018 → …

Dementia Quality Standards Committee member, The National Institute for Health & Care Excellence


FRCP, Royal College of Physicians

2016 → …

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2020 - PGDip Digital Health leadership , Imperial College London

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