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E.A.Sadler@soton.ac.uk

Dr Euan Sadler PhD, MA, MSc, BSc (Hons), FHEA

Associate Professor

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Dr Euan Sadler is an Associate Professor within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Examining how we can improve person centred integrated care for older people living with frailty

Euan is a social scientist and physiotherapist. He is leading and collaborating on a programme of research to improve person centred integrated care for older people living with frailty. Euan is also research capacity lead for integrated care for older people with frailty in Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust and contributes to developing the clinical academic pathway for research nurses and allied health professionals across the Trust and University.

After completing his physiotherapy training, Euan specialised in community rehabilitation for older people with a range of long-term conditions, including frailty and those with multimorbidity. He completed his PhD in Gerontology at the Institute of Gerontology, King’s College London, where he conducted a mixed methods project examining the role of spirituality in successful ageing.

Before moving to the University of Southampton he led and collaborated on a number of research programmes at King’s College London which focused on the development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve long-term care and support for people living with a stroke. Between 2016 to 2019 he was Senior Research Fellow in the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s, where he started to develop his research programme on person centred integrated care to improve health and social care for older people with frailty, which he is continuing to lead and develop on at the University of Southampton.

Euan is module and research seminar lead for the Research Project module for MN (HLTH6256) & MSc students (HLTH6238) in the School, leads the frailty education on the Person Centred Nursing Care level 4 (NPCG1026) and level 7 (NPCG6001) modules, and is research project supervisor for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level students.

Euan’s research expertise and interests focus on person centred integrated care approaches for older people living with frailty and multimorbidity; social science informed qualitative research and evidence synthesis; ethnography; implementation science; design and evaluation of complex interventions; and co-design and co-production approaches in health and adult social care.

Research interests

  • Qualitative/ethnographic research to examine service user, carer and provider understandings and practices of care and self-management support for people with frailty and other long-term conditions.
  • Person centred integrated care for people with frailty and other long-term conditions.
  • Development and evaluation of complex interventions to improve health and social support outcomes for people with frailty and other long-term conditions.
  • Social science perspectives on the lived experiences of frailty and other long-term conditions.
  • Implementation science.
  • Health system approaches.
  • Asset-based models of care.
  • Co-design and Co-production approaches in health and adult social care.
  • Process evaluations of complex interventions.
  • Social science informed digital health interventions to support people with frailty and other long-term conditions to live well.
  • Realist Methodology.

PhD Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students undertaking social science informed qualitative/ ethnographic and mixed methods studies in health and adult social care research, in particular studies to improve our understanding of the lived experience of frailty and multimorbidity, and person centred integrated care to improve health and social support for older people living with frailty and complex needs.

I am currently co-supervising 4 PhD students:

Farida Butt. An ethnographic case study of medicines related care within an integrated care pathway for older people with frailty (King’s College London).

Samuel Alugsi. Exploring the relationship between health system responsiveness and the implementation of person centred integrated care for older people with frailty: An ethnographic case study (Bournemouth University, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust & NIHR ARC Wessex match-funded PhD studentship).

Jane Tippett. A critical exploration of the role of the nurse in the trauma team: An ethnographic case study.

Louise Perkins. Doula support throughout pregnancy and birth for women with tocophobia: the experiences of women and doulas.

Research Projects

DONOR: (Digital cOachiNg fOr fRailty) Implementation of a digital health coaching intervention for older people with frailty in Wessex

This project explores how a digital approach can be used alongside support from health coaches to help lifestyle management for people living with frailty in its early stages.

Exploring the meanings, experiences and impacts of frailty from the perspectives of older people. A systematic review and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies.

Cochrane Review of case management for integrated care of older people with frailty in community settings.

A qualitative study to investigate service user, carer and provider perspectives on integrated care and integrated care pathways for older people with frailty in Lambeth and Southwark, south London, funded by Guy's and St Thomas' and Maudsley charity King’s Improvement Fellowship.

Integrating Mental and Physical Health Care Systems (IMPHS), funded by the Maudsley Charity. This programme of research evaluates the implementation of a range of integrated physical and mental health services for people with mental health conditions in South London.

MOTH Project 2: Exploring the factors that facilitate and hinder the implementation of digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions within existing healthcare structures and pathways.

This project explores the barriers and facilitators to implementing digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions (LTC) with NHS commissioners, General Practitioners and LTC Specialists. A review of policy recommendations for the implementation of these digital tools is also being undertaken.

MOTH Project 3: Non-digital support for maintaining physical activity in people with long-term conditions – within Maintenance Of physical acTivity beHaviour.

This project will develop a new intervention to support people with one or more LTCs to stay active, after taking part in an NHS and/or third sector Exercise Referral Scheme, to inform a future larger trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the intervention.

Evaluating patients’ experiences of digital pain management interventions, (NIHR ARC Wessex funded internship awarded to Justin Strain, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust).

Research group

Ageing and Dementia

Research Theme

Health Needs

Research project(s)

MOTH Project 2: Exploring the factors that facilitate and hinder the implementation of digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions within existing healthcare structures and pathways

This project explores the barriers and facilitators to implementing digital tools for self-management of long-term conditions (LTC) with NHS commissioners, General Practitioners and LTC Specialists. A review of policy recommendations for the implementation of these digital tools is also being undertaken.

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Euan is module and research seminar lead for the Research Project module for MN (HLTH6256) & MSc students (HLTH6238) in the School, leads the frailty education on the Person Centred Nursing Care level 4 (NPCG1026) and level 7 (NPCG6001) modules, and is research project supervisor for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level students.

Dr Euan Sadler
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