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Falls in Care Homes

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Professor Pip Logan
School / Division
Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing
dementia falls injuries care homes Randomised controlled trials
Fee band
Low cost research
Date posted
November 2017

Project description

We are currently completing a funded NIHR HTA multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating a falls prevention programme in care homes for older people. We are recruiting over 1000 residents and 66 care homes with NHS nurses and therapists training half of the homes to use the intervention. There are a number of piggy back studies that could be completed alongside this larger project, for example exploring the quality of life of residents, or understanding how falls might affect liberty in care homes or issues of falls whilst mobilising. We are also keen to explore changes in the underlying physiology for people in care homes when they are trying to prevent falls through exercise and balance training.

This programme is led by Professor Pip Logan, Professor in Rehabilitation Research, Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, School of Medicine working in partnership with the University of East Anglia, Clinical Trials Unit and Nottingham’s, local clinical teams.

The successful student will be supervised by Professor Logan, Professor John Gladman and one other supervisor to be decided depending on the project and the methodology chosen.

Students should have a first or 2.1 UK honours degree (or equivalent) in a health care related subject. They should be able to conduct research with a significant clinical element and in the process of carrying out the research, be able to work with clinical team members as appropriate. Standard vetting procedures, including CRB check, will be required.

For further information or informal enquiries please email with CV to

Applications invited all year round.

Self funded students only.




School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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