OPCII Research Training Fellowships


4 Research Training Fellowships focusing on improved safety, effectiveness and satisfaction of care for older people were awarded in June 2014.

Dr Nicholas Evans


n-evans-picture-1Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge: 3 year full-time Research Training Fellowship; a PhD project entitled Imaging Carotid Atheroma in the Recovery and Understanding of Severity in Stroke study (ICARUSS)

Dr Evans has now successfully completed his project and been awarded his PhD.  He has been appointed to the position of Clinical Lecturer in Geriatric and Stroke Medicine in the Clinical Neurology Unit at the University of Cambridge.

Michelle Gibbs


Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences, King’s College London: 4 year part-time Research Training Fellowship; a PhD project entitled Understanding the experience of the dietetic consultation and design of a more effective model of nutritional care for older adults to enhance levels of patient satisfaction.

Dr Terence Ong

Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust: 3 year full-time Research Training Fellowship; a PhD project entitled A spinal orthogeriatric model of care in the management of spinal insufficiency fractures in older people.

Katharine Orellana


katharine-orellana-pictureDepartment of Social Science, Health and Medicine, King’s College London: 3 year full-time Research Training Fellowship; a PhD project entitled  The future of day centres for older people: in search of the evidence on their role, outcomes and commissioning.

Dr Orellana has now successfully completed her research project and been awarded her PhD.  She has published a number of papers and briefings arising from her work on the importance of day centres for older people.

Take a look at:  Day centres for older people: a systematically conducted scoping review of literature about their benefits, purposes and how they are perceived in Ageing and Society published online on 17 August, 2018.


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