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Dementia is a major risk factor for falling. The rate of falls among people living with dementia (PLWD) is twice as high as their cognitively normal peers, with around two thirds of PLWD falling annually. But current guidelines to falls prevention and dementia care do not contain tailored intervention pathways for PLWD. Using health economic modelling, this project will evaluate the cost-effectiveness of primary care-based identification of falls risk and social care-based delivery of falls prevention for PLWD aged 60 and over living in community. It will aim to influence care policy through regular stakeholder engagement throughout the project duration.

Applicants should have a background in health economic evaluation and modelling.


NIHR School of Social Care Research funding linked to this project will cover Home level university fees and a stipend of at least £20,000 pa for three years.


The application deadline is 01 May 2024. Please apply using the link under the "How to apply" tab found here: