Professor M Horan
Professor W ER Ollier
Dr Antony Payton
Professor D Mann
Dr G Tampubolon
Dr K Mekli
Dr B Vanhoutte
Dr A Marshall
Professor F Wu
Professor S Handy
Dr P Lewis
Royal College Physicians UK
British Geriatrics Society
British Medical Association
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.
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 http://www.micra.manchester.ac.uk/research/fraill
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 https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/national-hip-fracture-database-nhfd
I am member of the British Geriatrics Society Research and Academic Development Committee http://www.bgs.org.uk
I am a co-director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing http://www.micra.manchester.ac.uk
I lead the age and ageing theme in the Greater Manchester NIHR Clinical Research Network http://www.crn.nihr.ac.uk/ageing/about/147-2.
I am associate editor of the journal Age and Ageing http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org.
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.