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E.A.Sadler@soton.ac.uk

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

Associate Clinical Professor of Older People and Frailty

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Dr Euan Sadler is an Associate Clinical Professor of Older People and Frailty within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Examining the implementation of effective integrated care approaches to improve health, wellbeing and social support of older people with frailty

Euan is a social scientist and physiotherapist. His position is a joint appointment between the University of Southampton and Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. In his role, Euan is leading and collaborating on a programme of research and innovation to improve the care and support of older people living with frailty, in the context of integrated care pathways and systems. Euan works alongside frailty teams in Southern Health supporting them to develop, evaluate and implement patient centred integrated care services for older people living with frailty in Hampshire, and in demonstration of impact. He contributes to the development of the clinical academic practice strategy and the clinical academic programme for nurses and allied health professionals.

After completing his physiotherapy training, Euan specialised in community rehabilitation for older people living 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 PhD 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. This included an ethnographic process evaluation of a multi-site RCT study examining the impact of a stroke caregiver training intervention; programmes to develop and evaluate complex interventions to improve resilience and self-management support after stroke; and a multi-stakeholder engagement study to co-produce a data-driven intervention to improve long-term outcomes for stroke survivors with multimorbidity. More recently, as senior research fellow in the Centre for Implementation Science at King’s he led on several studies: 1) A Cochrane review of case management for integrated care of older people with frailty in community settings (protocol published to date); 2) 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; and 3) qualitative evidence syntheses examining a) the meanings, experiences and impacts of frailty from the perspectives of older people, and b) service user, carer and provider perspectives on integrated care for older people with frailty, and factors perceived to facilitate and hinder implementation.

At King’s he was past module lead for social research methods in public health and led on delivering a number of courses, including: the contribution of ethnography in implementation science; systems and stakeholder approaches in implementation science; design and evaluation of complex interventions; using theory in applied health research; co-production in health services research and conducting a systematic review and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies in applied health research. He is also PhD supervisor and past Masters’ research dissertation supervisor at King’s.

At the University of Southampton Euan is currently leading and collaborating on a programme of research which focuses on improving the implementation of integrated care approaches to improve health, wellbeing and social support for older people living with frailty and their carers.

He leads the frailty education on the undergraduate nursing curricula in the department, contributes to teaching research methods and is research dissertation supervisor at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.

Qualifications

PhD Gerontology

MA Medical Anthropology

MSc Gerontology

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Member of the British Society of Gerontology

Member of the British Sociological Association

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Health and Care Professions Council member, registered physiotherapist

Research interests

Euan’s research and interests focus on:

  • Qualitative/ethnographic research to examine service user, carer and provider understandings and practices of care, support and self-management of long-term conditions and the social and cultural contexts shaping these.
  • Using qualitative and mixed method approaches to develop, evaluate and implement complex interventions to improve the health, wellbeing and social support of older people with long-term conditions, in particular, frailty, stroke and those with multimorbidity.
  • Social science perspectives on frailty and multimorbidity.
  • Health system approaches and service user involvement to improve integrated care and outcomes for older people living frailty and multimorbidity.
  • Asset-based models of care.
  • Process evaluations of complex interventions.
  • Realist Methodology.

PhD Supervision

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

I am interested in supervising PhD students undertaking social science informed qualitative and mixed methods studies to improve our understanding of the lived experience of frailty and multimorbidity, and the development, evaluation and implementation of integrated care approaches to improve health and social support outcomes for older people living with frailty and their carers.

Research Projects

  • Systematic review and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies exploring the meanings, experiences and impacts of frailty from the perspectives of older people (PI/lead).
  • Cochrane Review of case management for integrated care of older people with frailty in community settings (protocol published) (PI/lead).
  • 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 (Guy's and St Thomas' and Maudsley charity funded research through a King's Improvement Science Senior Fellowship) (PI/lead).
  • Systematic review and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies examining service user, carer and provider perspectives on integrated care for older people with frailty, and factors perceived to facilitate and hinder implementation (Guy’s and St Thomas’ and Maudsley charity funded research through a King’s Improvement Science Senior Fellowship) (PI/lead).
  • Systematic review and narrative synthesis of qualitative studies examining older people and carers’ experiences of involvement in integrated care (PI/lead).
  • Evaluating the implementation of an integrated physical health in-reach project for people with mental health conditions in South London (Co-I) (funded by Maudsley International).

Research group

Complex Healthcare Processes

Affiliate research groups

Health Work and Systems, Ageing and Dementia, Social Network, Health and Wellbeing

Associate Editor BMC Geriatrics

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Euan leads the frailty education on the nursing curricula in the department, contributes to teaching research methods and is research dissertation supervisor at undergraduate, Masters and doctoral levels.

Dr Euan Sadler
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