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Research project

Planning For Frailty: Optimal Health And Social Care Workforce Organisation Using Demand-led Simulation Modelling (FLOWS)


Lead researcher

Professor Bronagh Walsh


Research interests

  • Patterns of health service use in older peopleAvoidable admissions in older peopleInfluence of frailty on health service useMonitoring and predicting admission risk in older peopleDevelopment and evaluation of admission avoidance interventionsDemand-led workforce planning for ageing populations
Other researchers

Professor Sally Brailsford

Professor in Management

Research interests

  • Healthcare modelling
  • Hybrid simulation
  • Behavioural Operational Research

Professor Peter Griffiths

Chair in Health Services Research

Research interests

  • Health workforce
  • Epidemiology
  • Nursing

Professor Jane Ball FRCN PhD RN Bsc(Hons)

Professorial Fellow-Research

Dr Carole Fogg

Senior Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Use of health and social care ‘big data’ to characterise older people’s service use and outcomes, especially for people living with frailty or dementia.
  • Development and assessment of interventions to improve care and quality of life for older adults.
  • Methodological expertise: epidemiology, clinical trials of medicines and devices, feasibility studies, patient and public involvement and engagement with health services research.

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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