• University Of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD13DH

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Biography

Ellen started at the University of Huddersfield as a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy in September 2021. Ellen comes with a wealth of experience from a variety of clinical areas; she qualified as an Occupational Therapist 14 years ago from London Southbank University. Ellen's most recent clinical position was with Manchester Local Care Organisation as service lead for Community Occupational Therapy for adults living with long-term conditions. Prior to this post Ellen spent 10 years working in falls prevention in the community, this role included a health promotion and a public health remit to facilitate educational activities and promote healthy aging within the wider community. Ellen also has experience of working in social care, working age mental health, older adults mental health and the acute setting. Ellen has developed a keen interest in working with older adults, she is a frailty champion and trainer. 

Ellen has been working in clinical research alongside her clinical work for the last 6 years. This began with a NIHR research internship with the Centre For Leadership and Applied Research and Care GM in 2015. In 2019 Ellen completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the University of Manchester. 

Research Expertise and Interests

Ellen's involvement in research has mainly focused on the use and development of smart phone technology in falls prevention. Most recently she has been working with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, exploring the experience of Physiotherapy Services use of virtual consultations during the COVID19 pandemic. Ellen has research expereince in qualitative methods, systematic reviews, technology development, realist evaluation. 

Ellen has broad research interests including; dementia care, use of technology in healthcare, falls prevention, healthy aging. Ellen is currently develping a PHD proposal in the area of frailty and healthy aging. 

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Frailty
  • Falls prevention
  • Dementia care
  • Cultural diversity
  • Use of technology in healthcare

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