Brendon is a Research Fellow, has a background in physiotherapy. He is investigating predictors of various health outcomes in older adults and developing effective screening tools to predict adverse events in older age. In addition developing falls prevention interventions.
Claire has recently been involved in an EC project on the impact of an e-health application on the quality of live for people with dementia, an evaluation of the Silver Line phone line for tackling loneliness among older people and an evaluation of a dementia buddies pilot in two hospital wards. Claire is currently involved in developing three bids which concern technology and older people.
Clifford is involved in Community Relations Council supported research into shared housing in Northern Ireland. Also, ESRC-funded research into political decision-making in Northern Ireland and ARU LTA funded research into student identity, engagement and wellbeing.
Focuses on the research and development of novel cardiovascular technologies and devices with scientific and socioeconomic impacts to address unmet clinical needs, particularly in novel blood pressure (BP) and arterial stiffness measurement techniques.
Senior lecturer in electronics at the department of computing and technology, where he is also the director of the Sound and Game Engineering (SAGE) research group.
Fred research interest lie in the area of construction industry health. Construction as an industry has a very poor occupational health record, and older workers suffer from many long term health issues including lung diseases, musculoskeletal disorders and contact dermatitis.
Helen is is a Professor of Music Therapy, and Director of the Music Therapy Research Centre at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She is an expert of music therapy and dementia. Professor Helen has the following ongoing research activities/ grants:
Hilary has expertise in arts health and wellbeing, older people, health services research. Qualitative research and mixed methods. She has undertaken a number of research projects in the delivery and organisation of health care services. Currently, she is applying for a grant by ACE for a project on older people and the arts, and another consultation for Cambridge County Council re culture and community.
Professor Hossain is the director of Anglia Ruskin IT research institute, he has extensive research experience in computational intelligence, digital diagnosis, computational system biology, optimisation, cyber security, real-time and adaptive control. Since 2004, Professor Hossain has been leading many large EU funded projects as an International lead investigator, worth over 14 million Euro. Prof. Hossain acted as a programme chair, organising chair and IPC member of over 30 international conferences. He is currently serving as a chair of the 8th International Conference SKIMA 2014. Prof. Hossain has published over 250 refereed research articles and 9 books. He is leading a team of experts for a project on Caregivers-centred Adaptive Decision Support System for a collaborative Care for Dementia (Care4Dementia).
Jeannette's research interests concern End User Programming for smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT). Her current research involves highly personalised systems, HCI, semantic data, energy harvesting for IoT on Body Area Networks, EUP for smart education, pervasive tracking for smart environments and smart IoT applications.Her current projects include:
Jennifer is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the FHSCE in ARU, she has expertise in Psychology, cognitive decline, dementia, mental health, physical activity in older adults, feasibility studies, attitudes towards ageing, and lifestyle interventions. Current funded project include:
Completed projects include:
Jonathan is psychology lecturer and clinical psychologist. He has worked clinically in various NHS services including most recently a community mental health team for older people in Cambridgeshire. His research focuses broadly on community mental healthcare, including service user and staff experiences of psychological support, and barriers to engagement and effective service provision. He has experience using qualitative methods and recently carried out a study within a palliative care service exploring family members’ experiences of caring for a relative with terminal cancer.
He is currently a Research Fellow with Anglia Ruskin University. His areas of expertise include computational intelligence, computational neuroscience, distributed computing and Bayesian inference. He is working with other researchers on Health Informatics. They have recently worked on a proposal (but not yet submitted) that aims to develop a caregivers-centred smart ICT-based collaborative platform to help healthcare professionals and care givers in monitoring the dementia patients’ health remotely.
He is a hematologist at Kortrijk Cancer Centre of AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium with an interest and expertise in ambulatory cancer care (chemotherapy and other cancer treatments at home).
He was recently awarded a large grant from KOTK: Reduction of the hospital admissions and duration of in-hospital stay by optimization of transmural cancer care and treatment. (Kom Op Tegen Kanker, Brussels, Belgium, 178.200,00 euro; 2016-2018).
She is a registered Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. Her doctorate was focussed on dietary and lifestyle factors and disease progression – particularly with a gastroenterology perspective. She has expertise in terms of dietary assessment methodology, data collection and analysis. She also have interests in gaining people’s perceptions around their dietary intake and how this relates to actual measured consumption.
Michelle has been working as a research associate in the team of Dr. Philip Debruyne in AZ Groeninge, Kortrijk, Belgium. Her areas of expertise include geriatric oncology (cognitive and audiology aspects in particular) and psychosocial care.
One of their ongoing projects regarding geriatric oncology involves a project that evaluates a screening tool for hearing loss in older cancer patients as part of a comprehensive geriatric assessment.
Nadeeshani has a background in quantity surveying which involves cost management of construction projects and built assets. Nadeeshani’s research experience was on 'Evidence-Based Design of healthcare buildings’ and also involved in CIR – Critical Infrastructure Risk and backlog maintenance project at Loughborough University: This research investigated solutions to eradicate the backlog maintenance cost for healthcare buildings in England.
Nadeeshani currently involved in a RICS funded research on 'Public Sector Asset Management in the UK Healthcare System'. This research aims to develop a performance based Built asset management approach that uses BIM (Building Information Modelling) and digital technologies to improve value and cost savings for the NHS Estate.
Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at Anglia Ruskin University. He has over 15-year experience in the resilience of healthcare to major hazards. He published over 50 scientific articles and reports, and was a member of the Global WHO Hospital Safety Index Revision Panel and Co-Chair of the CIB World Building Congress 2016 International Scientific Programme Committee.
He coordinated the research activities of the £11million multi-disciplinary Health and Care Research and Innovation Centre (HaCIRIC). Nebil was awarded the Best Paper Award during the CIB World Congress 2010, the 2015 and 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Highly Commended Paper. Dr Nebil is actively involved in national and international research and consultancy activities and interested in exchanging knowledge with academics and practitioners.
He is a social scientist with interest in various disciplines of research which include Economics, Psychology, and health. Nick's research activity has contributed in several domains in evaluating among others the negative effect of economic crisis on health and mental health, health-impaired employees’ job satisfaction adjustments, the positive effects of assimilation and integration on immigrants’ employment and wages, and negative transmission mechanisms between bullying, human capital, mental health, and labour market outcomes.
He has a wide area of research supervision which include: Economic crisis and health indicators, university attended and labour market prospects, gender identity and employment outcomes, and labour market discrimination against minority groups.
Patricia is the Deputy Dean Research & Income Generation. Professor Patricia is primarily work in the field of nursing research. She is currently leading a multi-disciplinary cross-faculty ageing research group which we are now in the process of applying for a large grant for establishing a “ future Ageing research Centre” at Anglia Ruskin University . She is currently involved in three major programme of research around pain in older adults.
Pauline is a sociologist by profession, with a special interest in minority communities and social inclusion. She used to be the National Lead for a Department of Health programme on Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic elders mental health.
She is involved in an on-going project with Healthwatch Essex, focusing on hospital discharge in three hospitals in Essex (where most of the section 2s and section 5 referrals are for older people). She has conducted a project for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the older Gypsies and she just finish writing a co-edited book on Anti-discriminatory practice in older people’s mental health (to be published by Jessica Kinsley 2017), she published peer reviewed papers in the field.
Peter is primarily interested neurological and neuroimaging research, in addition to research on brain, Memory, and cognition. He is currently has the following active grants:
Professor Debruyne has a research activity related to older cancer patients who are at increased risk of deteriorating health during treatment. Accurately identifying fit, vulnerable and frail patients is a critical step to guide individualized treatment and improve quality of life. He is involved in a number of clinical trials related to management of elderly cancer patients and patients suffering from head & neck cancer, cancer cachexia and cancer-related cognitive dysfunction.
He is currently involved in the following projects:
Her research is in the disciplines of psychology and epidemiology. Her specific interests are in attitudes to ageing, chronic and/or disabling pain in older adults, risk factors for pain onset and methods for self-management of pain. Additionally, she has an interest in dementia and pain, particularly in how accurately pain can be assessed in those with dementia. Her epidemiological work found that both depression and perceptions of social isolation were strong predictors of back pain onset in older adults, and she therefore interested in this relationship and identifying strategies to prevent pain onset, where possible, or improve pain management (particularly self-management) in this population.
She is actively applying for funding regularly, and currently co-investigator and lead investigator on a number of applications she is awaiting to hear the outcome for. These are detailed below:
Raju is a postdoctoral research fellow with expertise in vision, cognition and memory. He has been heavily involved in research projects related to diabetic retinopathy, sensitivity in aging population. His core areas of research still remains examining how visual short-term memory is affected by healthy aging, and the possibility of using visual short-term memory tests in detection of early cognitive changes linked to Alzheimer’s disease (ongoing!). This work was funded jointly by Academy of Health and Wellbeing, ARU, and South Essex Partnership Trust (SEPT).
Richard is the director of Health and Wellbeing Academy. He is a recognised expert in the area of defining a therapeutic approach to age associated immune deficiencies and also the issues concerning vaccination in older people. He has an ongoing research project which is called MOPACT (Mobilising the potential of active ageing in Europe) EU FP7 Partner in consortium led by Prof Alan Walker 2013-2017.
Robin has an extensive experience as a consultant mainly for financial services sector. His area of focus are mainly on macroeconomics, economic growth and economic history. He just put in a bid with the British Council in Uzbekistan focussed on the links between universities there and businesses.
Ruth is a Professor of Technological Innovation and Social Change in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School (LAIBS), Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. Her specialist area is the social impacts of the new genetics, biotechnology and genomics, on which she has published many articles and four books. Her current research focus include socio-technical innovation and the Silver Economy. She leads LASER – LAIBS Silver Economy Research Group.
She joined the EU CURA-B project on assistive technologies and then submitted a successful proposal for and led the EU InterReg project ‘Biz4Age’ (Business Opportunities for Healthy Ageing). She led the cross-faculty ARU partnership on ‘SEAS2Grow’ (Silver Economy Accelerating Strategies 2 Grow), a new EU InterReg proposal on the Silver Economy.
Shahina is the Director of Vision and Eye Research Unit (VERU), Postgraduate Medical Institute. Her research activities are mainly on Vision and Ageing. She supports and facilitates vision and eye research within the different departments in Anglia Ruskin University. She has also built a team comprising four consultant ophthalmologists, as part–time professors, and post-doctoral research fellows. Shahina led the successful Research Excellence Framework 2014 for Allied Health Professions which resulted in 100% of VERU’s profile being rated as world class, internationally excellent and excellent (84% rated as world class/internationally excellent). The impact and reach of VERU’s research activities was rated as 100% world class and internationally excellent.
Vic's research activity is related to his background in Physics and medical devices. He is currently involved in the smart living accelerator by ARU and Independence (live info systems for early onset dementia). Also the future cities activities with local authorities and the establishing of PIER at ARU, a policing institute for the Eastern region.