COVID-19 research

We have prioritised our research activities to focus on the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on older people.

Our team of specialists have contributed to the fast-changing COVID-19 knowledge base with rapid expert briefing papers which raise, address and respond to key policy questions and issues in the field of older people and frailty.

Doctors sharing findings during a virtual meeting.

International learning for health and care workforce

A patient being treated for coronavirus in hospital.

Clinical Frailty Scale in intensive and critical care settings

A woman taking an online exercise class.

Technology for strength and balance

A lady doing needlecraft as part of occupational therapy.

Dementia initiative SRE

Older person using a mobile phone and laptop

Digital inclusion of older populations

A couple using a tablet to make a video call.

Remotely delivered interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness

Visit our specific Universities’ pages for COVID-19-related information:


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