Research Fellow in Falls Prevention Frailty and Activity Promotion
University of Manchester Biology Medicine and Health
United Kingdom

Research Fellow (Healthy Ageing Research Group, Falls Prevention, Frailty and Activity Promotion

Job Reference : BM&H-14003
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 24/06/2019
Salary : £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience)
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Biology, Medicine & Health
Division : Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Approximately 45 Months

The University invites applications for the above post. (Applicants interested in working part-time will be considered and remuneration would thus be pro rata)


This is an exciting opportunity to join this successful research group to work on our programme investigating prevention of falls amongst older people, the role of frailty in relation to falls in the community, hospitals and residential care, and the role of activity promotion in falls and frailty prevention.   The post is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and you will specifically help to develop our research programme in the area of Healthy Ageing, a priority and developing research area at the University of Manchester.


A core issue is the translation of research evidence into practice. For example, there is strong evidence for strength and balance exercise training in falls prevention, but effectiveness is hampered by issues relating to uptake and adherence, driven not only by patient variables but perhaps primarily by the ways we organise and deliver services.  Falls and fall prevention are a recognised priority area not only for UK, but are highlighted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority Ageing Hub and Greater Manchester NHS Trusts.  You will align research in HARG on falls prevention and frailty with the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) led Manchester Falls Collaborative, as well as other developments in the GM Ageing Hub and wider GM Combined Authority. You will also work alongside colleagues in the NIHR Older People and Frailty Policy Research Unit, directed by Prof Todd, and other colleagues working on Healthy Ageing in Greater Manchester including colleagues in MICRA.


This position will be located within the School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester.  The successful candidate will be based in one location in the School of Health Sciences.  The position is funded by Prof Todd’s NIHR Senior Investigator award.


The School is strongly committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for gender equality in higher education. The School holds a Silver Award which recognises their good practice in relation to gender; including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies, and support to allow staff achieve a good work-life balance. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointment will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about vacancy shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Chris Todd


Technical support:


Tel:      0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel:      0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date

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