Honorary Consultant Geriatrician, Newcastle upon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.
My research to date has centred upon the investigation of physical illness in older people with dementia, including examination of conditions commonly associated with frailty, such as falls, gait disturbance, orthostatic hypotension and autonomic failure.
During the last 2 years I have completed a project; “The validation of brief cognitive screening instruments and determination of the prevalence of dementia in Geriatric Medical Outpatients” which focused on improving early detection of dementia in older people presenting to hospital outpatient clinics specialising in the care of older people with complex health needs related to ageing.
Other research is built upon longitudinal follow up of the clinical cohorts studied during my PhD. I have recently analysed the risk factors for dementia in the Newcastle cognitive function after stroke (COGFAST) cohort. I am also a co-supervisor of a Clinical Research Associate who is working on reproduction of this study in Nigeria.
I also supervise a PhD student who is undertaking a project on medical education about dementia in medical undergraduates.
Personal tutor: 9 MBBS undergraduates
MRes and MSc courses in Gerontology: Contributing lecturer
PhD supervision: Dr Rufus Akinyemi
Dr Ellen Tullo
I give teaching sessions on the management of dementia and delirium to Foundation Programme trainees, Core medical trainees and Geriatric medicine trainees. I teach Psychiatry trainees on the management of medical problems