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David Challis

Professor of Social Care, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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David Challis is Professor of Social Care at the University of Nottingham in the Institute of Mental Health. He is also an NIHR Senior Investigator and has undertaken the NIHR Ashridge Senior Leadership Development. Previously he was Professor of Community Care Research and Founder Director of the PSSRU at the University of Manchester, leading a research team of 25 staff. Prior to this he was Professor of Social Work and Community Care at the PSSRU at the University of Kent.

At the University of Manchester, he led the prestigious NIHR School for Social Care from 2009-2018 including the successful application for its renewal for 2019 to 2024. which was written with colleagues - Dr Jane Hughes, Angela Worden and Dr Helen Chester (all now at the University of Nottingham), Dr Mark Wilberforce (now at the University of York), and Sue Tucker (University of Manchester). He is the author of 21 books and over 400 journal papers.

His studies of case management and community-based care for older people providing alternatives to hospital and nursing home care influenced policy development both in the UK and internationally. Other studies include: needs assessment processes; care coordination; integration of health and social care; dementia care; and mental health services for older people.

He has been an adviser on services for older people to the Commonwealth Government of Australia, Canadian Province of Ontario, Government of Japan, Government of Hong Kong, the US State Government of Wisconsin, the Government of Ireland, the Department of Health in England and the National Assembly for Wales.

He has been Chief Investigator on two NIHR Programme Grants in Social Care:

EFFECTIVE HOME SUPPORT IN DEMENTIA CARE: COMPONENTS, IMPACT AND COSTS OF TERTIARY PREVENTION. (CHIEF INVESTIGATOR: 2013-2019)

This programme aimed to discern different models of home support, systematise them, survey their current operation in England and evaluate their cost-effectiveness in providing care for people with dementia and their carers.

NATIONAL TRENDS AND LOCAL DELIVERY IN OLD AGE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CHIEF INVESTIGATOR: 2007-2012)

This programme was designed to explore the most appropriate and cost-effective ways of organising and delivering services for older people with mental health problems.

He has been associated with over £36 million in research income and has been an Investigator on studies funded by: DH, EU, NIHR, NIHR SSCR, BUPA, ESRC, Canadian Institute for Health Research and the NHS and Local Government bodies. Some examples include:

  • THE DESIGN AND USE OF LOCAL METRICS TO EVALUATE PERFORMANCE A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL CARE ORGANISATIONS. (ESRC, 2006 to 2010, £276,506)
  • HOME CARE IN DEMENTIA: CRITICAL COMPONENTS FOR EFFECTIVENESS. (NIHR SSCR, 2017 to 2019, £277,909)
  • SOCIAL CARE IN PRISONS: A NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS (NIHR SSCR, 2015 to 2017, £156,626).
  • EFFECTIVE HEALTHCARE SUPPORT TO CARE HOMES (NIHR SSCR, 2016 to 2019, £346,795)
  • NIHR SSCR MODELS OF SOCIAL CARE FOR OLDER ADULTS IN AN INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEM (MOSAICS) (NIHR SSCR, 2018 to 2019, £205,366).
  • RESOURCE ALLOCATION AT THE MICRO LEVEL IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE: DETERMINANTS, METHODS AND GUIDANCE (NIHR SSCR, 2011 to 2014, £612,420)
  • A SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION OF THE SINGLE ASSESSMENT PROCESS IN ENGLAND (DH, 2003 to 2007, £335,000)
  • IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF COMMUNITY CARE ASSESSMENTS (DH, 2006 to 2008), £266,000)
  • NATIONAL EVALUATION OF THE COMMON ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK FOR ADULTS DEMONSTRATOR SITES (DH, 2010 to 2012, £1,453,290)
  • HEALTH CARE SUPPORT FOR OLDER PEOPLE IN CARE HOMES (BUPA, 2010 to 2012, £100,000)
  • RIGHTTIMEPLACECARE - A EUROPEAN STUDY INVESTIGATING PATTERNS OF TRANSITION FROM HOME CARE TOWARDS INSTITUTIONAL DEMENTIA CARE (EC FP7, 2010 to 2013, £2,320,000).

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