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Gina Sands

Senior Research Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



I am currently a Senior Research Fellow in the Maternal Health and Wellbeing group in the School of Health Sciences.

Before joining the department I was a Research Fellow in the Caring for Older People and Stroke Survivors (COPSS) theme of CLAHRC East Midlands based at the University of Nottingham Medical School. My other roles have included: Senior Research Associate at the University of East Anglia working on clinical trials and cohort studies related to rehabilitation and ageing; and Research Associate at the Age Research Centre and Health Design and Technology Institute at Coventry University working in relation to the WHO Age Friendly City initiative and on various EU projects.

My PhD was based in the Healthcare Ergonomics and Patient Safety Unit (HEPSU) of Loughborough University Design School, and was entitled 'Environmental factors associated with falls in hospitalised older people'.

Expertise Summary

Ageing; Ergonomics / Human Factors; Patient Safety; Falls; Clinical Trials; Built Environment; Age Friendly Communities; Midwifery and maternal health care.

Research Summary

I am currently working on potential interventions to provide better care to women in the early stages of labour.

I also have an interest in general health services and ageing research, with particular interests in housing for later life, inclusive design in the built environment, and age / dementia friendly communities.

Selected Publications

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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