Peter Hartley

Peter Hartley

3-year Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship: Understanding and preventing the loss of muscle strength and mobility in frail older adults acutely admitted to hospital

I am a Physiotherapist at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, working in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly. I graduated from the University of East Anglia with a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy in 2009, and have worked clinically as a Physiotherapist since. From 2011-2013 I combined my clinical work with completing a MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Hertfordshire.

My main research interests are in the functional and physical trajectories of older adults, and physiotherapy and exercise intervention in secondary care. The research I will be undertaking during my Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship focuses on understanding and preventing the loss of muscle strength and mobility in frail older adults acutely admitted to hospital.  I will be undertaking my PhD in Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Roman Romero-Ortuno and Dr Ian Wellwood.