Physio wins £1.7 million award to fund physical activity and dementia research

Sallie Lamb, professor of rehabilitation at the University of Warwick, received the funding through the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) Health Technology Programme.  Her award will help to finance research into gerontology and musculoskeletal innovations – including studies into the benefits of physical activity for people living in the community with mild to moderate dementia.  As an NIHR senior investigator, Professor Lamb is considered to have made an outstanding contribution in the field of patient-centred research in the NHS.  ‘I feel very pleased to have received this award and I look forward to the opportunity to shape and contribute to the research agenda of the NHS, and in particular the role of physiotherapists in that activity,’ said Professor Lamb.  The two-and- a-half year study is being carried out by a research team from University of Nottingham’s school of nursing, midwifery and physiotherapy.

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