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Frailty and elderly care

PGR-RA-127

Expertise of research area
elderly care; Frailty and elderly care; Leeds institute of Health Sciences; training caregivers after stroke; stroke


<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Summary</h2>

We have established excellent relations with external collaborators and together we aim to improve the quality of life for the elderly and stroke survivors as well as their carers. We are continuously seeking new research innovations within the elderly care and stroke sector.

<h2 class="heading hide-accessible">Full description</h2>

<p>We aim to improve the quality of life for the elderly and stroke survivors, as well as their carers, and are continuously seeking new research innovations within the elderly care and stroke sector. We have established excellent relations with external collaborators across the nation&nbsp;to implement and elevate the efficacy of multi-regional research, including large scale cluster randomised controlled trials.</p> <p>We host two of the world&rsquo;s largest stroke rehabilitation trials to date &ndash; Training Caregivers After Stroke (TRACS) and the LoTS care (longer term stroke care) system of care trial.</p>

<h2 class="heading">How to apply</h2>

<p>To submit an application in this research area please complete an <a href="https://studentservices.leeds.ac.uk/pls/banprod/bwskalog_uol.P_DispLoginNon">online application form</a> and submit this alongside a research proposal, a full academic CV, degree transcripts (or marks so far if still studying) and degree certificates. If English is not your first language, you must provide evidence that you meet the Faculty&rsquo;s minimum <a href="https://medicinehealth.leeds.ac.uk/faculty-graduate-school/doc/entry-requirements-1">English language requirements</a>.</p> <p><em>We welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates, but UK black and minority ethnic (BME) researchers are currently under-represented in our Postgraduate Research community, and we would therefore particularly encourage applications from UK BME candidates. All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit.</em></p>

<h2 class="heading">Contact details</h2>

<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk">fmhpgradmissions@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8221</p>