Dr Adam Gordon trained in Edinburgh, Dundee and Sydney before settling in Nottingham. He has, since 2008, been a clinical academic with interests in the implementation of evidence-based models of care to deliver improved health outcomes for older people with frailty. He is particularly interested in how the care needs of the care home population can be met and has played a leading role in studies looking at models of healthcare to the care home sector and also in randomized controlled trials evaluating interventions, proven to be of benefit in other healthcare sectors, for the care home population.
His other area of interest is developing curricula and teaching interventions to improve learning about care of older people across the healthcare professions.
He is currently Chief Investigator on the Dunhill Medical Trust Funded Proactive Healthcare in Care Homes (PEACH) study and is a collaborator on the NIHR HTA funded Falls in Care Homes Study and the NIHR RfPB Chair-based exercise in frail older people study. He is a specialist advisor to the East Midlands Academic Health Sciences Network Patient Safety Collaborative on the topic of care homes and is academic lead for the LPZ and UK care homes (LAUNCH) study. He chairs the Enabling Research in Care Homes (EnRICH) Network for Nottinghamshire and has recently helped to set up regular EnRICH forums in Derbyshire. He is Specialty Lead for East Midlands (North) for Age and Ageing within the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN).
He is an Associate Editor of Age and ageing journal, sits on the NIHR Research for Patient Benefit advisory panel for the East Midlands and the Part 2 Exam Board for Membership of the Royal College of Physicians.
For further details: Adam Gordon