Collaborators and affiliated staff

Professor M Horan

Professor W ER Ollier

Dr Antony Payton

Professor D Mann

Professor Nazroo

Professor Chandola

Dr G Tampubolon

Dr K Mekli

Dr B Vanhoutte

Dr A Marshall

Professor F Wu

Professor S Handy

Dr P Lewis


Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Royal College Physicians UK

British Geriatrics Society

British Medical Association


Methodological knowledge

I am a clinical academic in geriatric medicine, working clinically at Salford Royal NHS hospital. My research covers wide spectrum of ageing areas including biomedicine, genetics, epidemiology, cognitive psychological and social sciences. 

Specifically I work on integrating disciplines with examples cognitive genetics and applying genomic approaches to key challengers in ageing.




Research interests


I am principal investigator in the University of Manchester Longitudinal Study of Cognition in Normal Healthy Old Age, capturing over 25 year picture of cognitive performance in at inception a cohort of over 6000 adults across the North of England. A subgroup of this cohort makes up the Dyne-Steel DNA archive for cognitive ageing which contains an approximately 1800 individuals. The resources linked to this collection include: imaging of a subgroup of both MRI and PET; a serum/plasma archive; brain archive. The brain archive holds over 70 individual donations stored in the Manchester Brain Bank with some contributing to the Brains for Dementia Research.

My current research is funded by MRC, ESRC, NIHR and EU IMI. Projects include fRaill program

I have successfully supervised 5 PhD and 3 MSc graduates, with 3 current PhD students in study.

I am Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians UK and member of the RCP Fall and Fragility Fracture programmer National Hip Fracture Database advisory and scientific/publications committees

I am member of the British Geriatrics Society Research and Academic Development Committee

I am a co-director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

I lead the age and ageing theme in the Greater Manchester NIHR Clinical Research Network

I am associate editor of the journal Age and Ageing

Social responsibility

I am a co-director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing MICRA

I provide clinical advice to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman England as an associate advisor.


I am the Manchester Medical School academic lead for intellectual components including Student Selected Components and Intercalation.

I lead the introduction of the novel Personal Excellence Path  covering scholarly development of medical undergraduates over 4 years of the course.

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