Healthy Ageing research group: projects
Below is a list of research projects undertaken by the Healthy Ageing Research Group that have been awarded from 2017 onwards.
If you are interested in our extensive work prior to this, please get in touch.
A multi-centre randomised controlled trial of a peer-volunteering, active ageing, community programme for people at risk of mobility disability. The ACE (Active, Connected, Engaged) study.
Funding body: NIHR PHR
Researchers: Stathi (PI), Hawley-Hague (PI UoM), Todd (CI), Boulton (CI)
Period of award: 1 Feb 2021 (ongoing for 42 months)
Fall risk assessment and prevention in acute hospital settings: A realist evaluation
Funding body: NIHR HS&DR
Researchers: Randell (PI), Dowding (CI), Todd (CI)
Period of award: 1 July 2020 (ongoing for 24 months)
Development of a Frailty Index using Standard Laboratory Tests and its Utility in Predicting Adverse Health Outcomes
Funding body: Dunhill Medical RPGF1902d
Researchers: O’Neill (PI), Todd (CI)
Assembling the data jigsaw: powering robust research on the causes, determinants and outcomes of MSK disease
Funding body: The Nuffield Foundation
Researchers: Dixon (PI), Dowding (CI)
Period of award: 1 May 2020 to 31 October 2023
Further development of a gamified strength and balance training and healthy literacy platform (Keep-On-Keep-Up) for older adults living in the community
Funding body: Innovate UK
Researcher: Stanmore (PI)
Period of award: May 2020 to March 2022
Funding body: NIHR
Researchers: Cullum (PI), Todd (CI), Dowding (CI)
See website for full list of non-HARG member Cis.
Period of award: Sept 2019 to Aug 2024
Empowering people with frailty programme: Scaling up of an innovative telerehabilitative intervention for older adults on Rehab wards
Funding body: The Burdett Trust
Researchers: Stanmore (PI), Briggs (CI), Hurst (CI), Chillala (CI)
Period of award: Jan 2019 to Jan 2022
Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit - collaboration between The University of Manchester, Newcastle University and LSE
Funding body: Department of Health & Social Care/NIHR PR-PRU
Researchers: Todd (PI), Hanratty (PI NU), Knapp (PI LSE)
A list of CIs for each institution is on the unit website.
Period of award: Jan 2019 to Dec 2023
The PreCare project - preventive interventions and implementation of individualised services through a population health management platform.
Funding body: Innovation Fund Denmark
Researchers: Pedersen (PI), Stanmore (CI), Dewick (CI)
Period of award: March 2018 to Feb 2022
Understanding the opportunities and challenges of remote physiotherapy consultations and rehabilitation during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Funding body: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Researchers: Hawley-Hague (PI), Tyson (CI), Stanmore (CI), Lasrado (CI)
Period of award: July 2020 to July 2021
Greater Manchester Active Ageing Evaluation
Funding body: Greater Sport
Researchers: French (PI), Todd (CI), Boulton (CI)
Period of award: May 2018 to April 2019
Preventing the slide into frailty: marrying human contact and artificial intelligence to improve post hospital discharge outcomes for older adults.
Funding body: Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund- Seedcorn funding
Researchers: Hawley-Hague (PI), Hall (CI), Nenadic (CI), Whittaker(CI), Ramlogan (CI)
Period of award: March 2019 to June 2019
A gamified platform to increase health literacy, exercise & prevent falls in older people
Funding body: Health Innovation Manchester
Researchers: Stanmore (PI), Dewick P (CI)
Period of award: April 2018 to March 2019
Development, refinement, and acceptability of an educational intervention for informal carers of patients with breathlessness in advanced disease (Learning about Breathlessness Study 2: LaB2)
Funding body: NIHR RfPB
Researchers: Farquhar (PI), Todd (CI)
Period of award: May 2018 to Oct 2019
Working with local areas to increase provision and uptake of local strength and balance training programmes – Raising the bar on strength and balance: the importance of community provision
Funding body: Centre for Ageing Better
Researchers: Todd (PI), McDermott (CI), Boulton (CI), Hawley-Hague (CI), Stanmore (CI)
Period of award: March 2018 to August 2018
Engaging and supporting older people in fall prevention in the community: International implementation study
Funding body: NHMRC Australia (Delbaere PI (UNSW Australia)
Researchers: Todd (PI)
Period of award: 36 months, commencing 2018
Development of Keep On Keep Up – a gamified platform to improve health literacy and prevent falls
Funding body: ESRC / GM AHSN
Researchers: Stanmore (PI), Dewick (CI)
Period of award: April 2017 to May 2018
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inpatient specialist palliative care in acute hospitals for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers
Funding body: NIHR HS&DR
Researchers: Bajwah (PI), Todd (CI)
Period of award: May 2017 to May 2018
Investigating the role of parenteral nutrition in managing inoperable bowel obstruction in women with ovarian cancer.
Funding body: Marie Curie Cancer Care
Researchers: Burden (PI), Todd (CI)
Period of award: June 2016 to May 2017
Can smartphone and teleconferencing technology be used to deliver an effective home exercise intervention to prevent falls amongst community dwelling older people? A feasibility RCT.
Funding body: NIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF)
Researcher: Hawley-Hague (PI)
Period of award: January 2016 to October 2020