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Rowan Harwood

Clinical Consultant (Professor), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Appointed professor of palliative and end of life care in 2018, whilst remaining an honorary consultant geriatrician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust. I have been NHS-employed for most of my career, with an honorary academic role and an active research and teaching portfolio. I spent 10 years as a consultant in stroke medicine, before developing a new specialism in medical-interface cognitive disorders (delirium and dementia), developing a specialist medical and mental health unit and pioneering use of person-centred philosophy in acute geriatric medical care. Editor in Chief of Age and Ageing.

Expertise Summary

Clinical expertise in acute, rehabilitation and end of life care in older people, especially delirium, dementia, stroke, therapeutics, continence and falls. Clinical ethics.

Research expertise in clinical epidemiology, health services research, health status measurement, communication, complex intervention development and evaluation.

Research Summary

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia - NIHR Programme 2016-22, developing and evaluating a therapy intervention, with emphasis on motivation, and an ambitious economic… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

Promoting Activity, Independence and Stability in Early Dementia - NIHR Programme 2016-22, developing and evaluating a therapy intervention, with emphasis on motivation, and an ambitious economic evaluation

Videoing to Improve Communication in dementia (VOICE)

Proactive liaison psychiatry (Home trial)

PhD studies on calling out, apathy, mouth care, therapist training, liberty, maintaining ADL in hospital, MRI changes in dementia with exercise

Past Research

Medical Crises in Older People - especially the TEAM trial

2 Cataract RCTs - with falls and quality of life outcomes

Hospital Early Discharge and Community rehabilitation trial

Looped Nasogastric feeding trial after stroke

Screening and day hospital falls prevention trial

Development and validation of the London Handicap Scale and DemQoL dementia quality of life scale

Future Research

VOICE2 - using conversation analysis to identify teachable linguistic patterns to avoid, de-escalate or resolve episodes of distress among people with dementia on acute hospital wards

Care for hospitalized older people with severe frailty and multi-morbidity in the last year of life: can we do it better? The CARIS study (Care that is Attentive, Responsive, Intelligent and Supportive)

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559
email: mhssupport@nottingham.ac.uk