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Growing research in geriatric medicine

Yarnall, Alison; Walker, Richard; Tullo, Ellen; Todd, Oliver; Steves, Claire J.; Shenkin, Susan D.; Richardson, Sarah; Lochlainn, Mary Ni; Makin, Stephen; Lim, Steven E.; Lewis, Emma Grace; Jackson, Thomas; Burton, Jennifer K.; Frith, James; Ewan, Victoria; Cox, Natalie; Clegg, Andrew; Brock, Peter; Aspray, Terry J.; Witham, Miles D.; Roberts, Helen C.; Gladman, John; Stott, David J.; Sayer, Avan Aihie; Extended Working Group from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Meeting


Alison Yarnall

Richard Walker

Ellen Tullo

Oliver Todd

Claire J. Steves

Susan D. Shenkin

Sarah Richardson

Mary Ni Lochlainn

Stephen Makin

Steven E. Lim

Emma Grace Lewis

Thomas Jackson

Jennifer K. Burton

James Frith

Victoria Ewan

Natalie Cox

Andrew Clegg

Peter Brock

Terry J. Aspray

Miles D. Witham

Helen C. Roberts

John Gladman

David J. Stott

Avan Aihie Sayer

Extended Working Group from the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre Meeting


© 2019 The Author(s). Academic geriatric medicine activity lags behind the scale of clinical activity in the specialty. A meeting of UK academic geriatricians was convened in March 2018 to consider causes and solutions to this problem. The meeting highlighted a lack of research-Active clinicians, a perception that research is not central to the practice of geriatric medicine and a failure to translate discovery science to clinical studies. Solutions proposed included better support for early-career clinical researchers, schemes to encourage non-University clinicians to be research-Active, wider collaboration with organ specialists to broaden the funding envelope, and the need to co-produce research programmes with end-users. Solutions to grow academic geriatric medicine are essential if we are to provide the best care for the growing older population.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 21, 2018
Online Publication Date Jan 22, 2019
Publication Date May 1, 2019
Deposit Date Apr 16, 2019
Publicly Available Date Jan 23, 2020
Journal Age and Ageing
Print ISSN 0002-0729
Electronic ISSN 1468-2834
Publisher Oxford University Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 3
Pages 316-319
Keywords translational research, academic geriatric medicine, capacity building, older people
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Additional Information This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced version of an article accepted for publication in Age and Ageing following peer review. The version of recordMiles D Witham, Helen C Roberts, John Gladman, David J Stott, Avan Aihie Sayer, Growing research in geriatric medicine, Age and Ageing, afy220, is available online at:


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