- University of Sheffield, United Kingdom Department of Sociological Studies (USFD)
- University of Sheffield, United Kingdom: School of Health and Related Research (USFD - ScHARR)
- Lunds Universitet, Sweden (ULUND)
- Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg, Germany (UHEI)
- Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UNEW)
- National Institute of Health and Science on Aging, Italy (INRCA)
- Age Platform Europe, Brussels (AGE)
- Eurocarers, Luxembourg (EuCa)
- Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom (SHU)
- Latvian Council of Science, Latvia (LCS)
(Co-Lead for Improving Obesity Related Outcomes in Old Age)
Formed in 1992, the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield, is a centre of excellence in research, teaching and consultancy across health services research, health economics and public health.
ScHARR is one of the largest and most dynamic Schools of health research within the UK. The School employs over 250 members of staff and has access to some of the best research and teaching facilities. Uniquely, ScHARR brings together individuals with cutting-edge skills and expertise from the health sciences and public health, including public health practitioners, clinicians, epidemiologists and statisticians, health economists and modellers, trialists and information scientists, psychologists, sociologists, management experts and political scientists. Members of the Sheffield Institute for Studies on Ageing are located within ScHARR, and work with researchers from other academic disciplines and faculties, including Architecture and Sociology within the Faculty of Social Sciences, and the Centre for Assistive Technology and Digital Healthcare.
Our work in the School is linked by a focus on enhancing the health of communities through the effective use of evidence, whether this is at the local level, the national or the international level. Our multi-disciplinary reach means that we can evaluate health and healthcare from a variety of perspectives using cutting-edge techniques. Our focus on producing the evidence for what works means that our customers, whether they are students, health professionals, policy makers or business leaders are equipped to make the right decisions to improve health.
- Key personnel involved in the project
Stuart Parker Senior Researcher
Kate Gerrish Senior Researcher
Paul Bissel Senior Researcher
Sue Mawson Senior Researcher
Clare Relton Research Fellow
Leigh Brown Clerical Officer
A Research Assistant will also be joining the team.
- Main tasks attributed to them in the project
Partner USFD (ScHARR) leads WP4 Improving Obesity Related Outcomes in Old Age . They take responsibility for Task 1, and as a co-contributor to Task 3. USFD (ScHARR) will also contribute to Tasks 2 and 7 in WP6.
- Short profile and previous relevant experience
Professor Stuart Parker is a consultant physician at Barnsley District General Hospital where he is lead clinician in Medicine for Older People. He works in the local health community develop strategy and services for older people which function across the traditional boundaries between health and social care and acute and community services.
Parker trained in Geriatric Medicine and Experimental Gerontology and has an established research programme on health services for older people. His research interests are focused on care transitions and their associated health technologies (intermediate care, hospital discharge, rehabilitation, case management).
Professor Kate Gerrish currently holds the position of Professor of Nursing Research, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Kate’s research programme spans the inter-related areas of knowledge translation and transcultural healthcare, and has focused on theoretically rooted policy relevant research. Kate is Implementation Lead for the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Research and Care for South Yorkshire, a £20 million, 5 year programme of applied research and implementation of research findings in the area of long-term conditions. As part of the CLAHRC (South Yorkshire Collaboration for Applied Health Care Research) she is leading a 5 year £2 million programme of knowledge translation and implementation research.
Professor Sue Mawson is Professor of Health Services Research in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Group at the School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield. She is the director of the NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire, as £20M applied health research programme, funded by the National Institute for Health Research. She is responsible for overseeing the research management and governance of CLAHRC activity.
Professor Paul Bissel studied sociology and politics as an undergraduate, completed an MA (Econ) in Applied Social Research has a PhD in medical sociology. He is currently a Professor of Public Health and the Director of the Public Health Section. His research interests span health services research, public health and their intersections with medical sociology. He currently manages a major programme of research around weight management and obesity for the NIHR CLAHRC for South Yorkshire (see http://clahrc-sy.nihr.ac.uk) and leads a longitudinal qualitative study of the habitual and un-reflected aspects of food consumption and dietary practices in families in south Yorkshire.
Dr Clare Relton has a MSc in Health Services Research and PhD in pragmatic clinical trial design. She is primarily interested in pragmatic randomised controlled trial design and the processes by which patients are (or are not) recruited to trials (including, for example 'Informed Consent'). She is the Project Manager of the South Yorkshire Cohort study, (SYC), an NIHR CLAHRC funded study aiming to facilitate research into long term health conditions including obesity.