Healthy Ageing Research Group

The Healthy Ageing Research Group (HARG) is a research centre for the School of Health and Social Care, situated in the College of Social Science at the University of Lincoln and allied with the Lincoln Institute for Health (LIH). The centre is directed by Dr Karen Windle. 

What are we doing?

We are investigating the development and implementation of ‘healthy ageing’, preventative and early intervention strategies on older adult’s quality of life through improved community and statutory provisions. Through focused coherent research topics – including physical activity, health and social care, ageing, gerontology, mental and physical health will be extensively explored.

 

Why is it important?

With an ever ageing population, increased life expectancies and the associated health related issues have placed tremendous strain on our National Health Service (NHS) and health and social care systems in the UK. By addressing these issues we will look to actively explore and implement numerous strategies to improve the quality of life and well – being of older adults whilst minimising the already existing pressures on our health systems.

 

How are we different?

We are encouraging interdisciplinary research with academics from all schools within the College of Social Sciences, School of Sport and Exercise Science, Social Policy, Health and Social Care, Psychology, Business and Education. Additionally we are also working alongside the Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Health Services, Public Health, Social Care, Trusts and a range of third sector organisations.

 

Our aims: 

  • To conduct research to help shape the development and implementation of ‘healthy ageing’, preventative and early intervention strategies across health and social care systems in the UK, nationally and internationally.

  • To explore how older people’s quality of life and well-being can be improved through community and statutory provision; providing a focused coherent research response.

  • To examine the performance and functioning of preventative and early intervention health and social care structures, practices, procedures and delivery, with a particular emphasis on promoting quality, efficiency and equity;

  • To fully involve services users, carers, commissioners, managers, practitioners and policymakers in each stage of the research process;

  • To ensure all outcomes from the research are appropriately and widely disseminated using a variety of media.

  • To develop a sustainable research infrastructure and environment.

 

Academic Staff

 

Dr Karen Windle

Reader in Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln

Professor Steve McKay

Distinguished Professor in Social Research, University of Lincoln

Professor Chris Bridle

Director of the Lincoln Institute of Health, University of Lincoln

Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson

Reader, School of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Lincoln

Mr Nigel Horner

Head of School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln

Dr Janet Walker

Deputy Head of School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln

Dr Sara Amsler

Reader School of Education, University of Lincoln

Dr Gary Bosworth

Reader Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln

Dr Kathrin Gerling

Senior Lecturer School of Computer Science, University of Lincoln

Dr Jennifer Jackson


Dr Primali Paranagamage


Dr Wesley Key

Mr Jim Rogers

Mrs Helen Davies

Ms Deborah Birch

Dr Amanda Roberts

Dr Rachel Bromnick


Mr Thomas George

 

Research Fellow Lincoln Business School, University of Lincoln


Reader School of Architecture and Design, University of Lincoln


Senior Lecturer School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lincoln

Senior Lecturer School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln


Senior Lecturer School of Health and Social Care, University


Senior Lecturer School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln


Reader School of Psychology, University of Lincoln


Senior Lecturer School of Psychology, University of Lincoln

Research Assistant School of Health and Social Care, University of Lincoln

 

Associate Members 

 

Mrs Carol Cottingham

Head of Delivery Urgent Care & Long Term Conditions, NHS Lincolnshire West CCG

Mrs Janice Wiseman

Research and Innovation Manager, Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS)

Mr Tony Hill

Director of Public Health, Lincolnshire Public Health

Mrs Sarah Furley

Urgent Care Programme Director, Lincolnshire Urgent Care

Mr David Stokoe 

Community Geriatrician, NHS Lincolnshire West CCG

Mr Gary James

Accountable Officer, NHS Lincolnshire East CCG

Mrs Katherine Longhorn

Project Manager Self Care Self-Care, Lincolnshire Health and Care (LHAC)

Mrs Gill Garden   Consultant in Psychological Medicine, United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust
Mr Barry Earnshaw

Chief Executive, LINCa (consortium of third sector organisations)

Mrs Sarah Fletcher

Chief Executive, HealthWatch Lincoln

Mr Nick Chambers

Chief Executive, LACE Housing

Mr Andrew Brooks

Employment & Skills Team Leader, Greater Lincolnshire LEP

Mrs Michele Seddon


Mrs Fiona White 

Chief Executive Age UK, Lincoln


Chief Executive, Community Lincs 

Research Students

 

Mr Michael Toze

Doctoral studentship, Lincoln University Research Investment Fund

Ms Anna Thomson

RIF studentship

Ms Rebecca Turner

NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands studentship

Ms Jolien Vos

College Studentship
   
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