New research hopes to improve the health and wellbeing of older people living in sub-Saharan Africa, thanks to a £2 million National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Global Research Professorship award.
Celia Gregson, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol and The Health Research Unit Zimbabwe (THRU-ZIM), and Honorary Consultant Geriatrician at the Royal United Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Bath, has been awarded a prestigious NIHR Professorship for her research programme ‘Healthy ageing in sub-Saharan Africa’.
Professor Gregson is one of four leading health researchers working in Africa and Asia who have been awarded the NIHR Professorships in this most recent round. Each award includes a leadership and development programme, and funding for early-career research and support posts. This award is complimented by additional investment from the University of Bristol.
The research project will analyse data from 5,030 older adults living in Zimbabwe, The