Session 2: writing a strong application


Hear from Prof Andy Clegg (University of Leeds and DMT Research Grants Committee member) and Dr Oly Todd (University of Leeds and former DMT Research Training Fellow) on what makes a strong funding application and how to apply a “gerontological lens” to proposals.

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Meet the speakers

Professor Andy Clegg

Andy is Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Leeds and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at Bradford Royal Infirmary. Andy leads a large portfolio of ageing and frailty-related research, including leadership of a research theme focused on improving care for older people with frailty in the NIHR Applied Research Collaboration, Yorkshire & Humber and as Associate Director for Health Data Research UK North.

Andy’s research expertise spans clinical trials of interventions, prognostic modelling using routine data, applied epidemiology and evidence synthesis. Andy previously led the development, validation and national implementation of the multi award-winning and NICE-recommended electronic frailty index (eFI), with major impact on UK health policy.

Dr Oly Todd

Oly is a former DMT Research Training Fellow and a doctor specialising in the care of older adults. His research focuses primarily on improving the management of hypertension in later life, and the use of big data and artificial intelligence to improve care of older adults. Oly’s research is based in Bradford. Currently, he works clinically as a registrar at St James’s Hospital, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.