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Gillian Thornton

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Community Engagement Research Fellow

Gill qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in Leeds, working across various areas including general medicine, community settings and care home facilities. She then spent a number of years supporting children, young people and families within the 0-19 Public Health Integrated Nursing Service as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse.

In recent years Gill has been involved with several projects aimed at addressing frailty within a local VCS organisation, including scoping new services, building community networks and coordinating healthcare interventions within primary and secondary care.

Since joining the Academic Unit for Stroke and Ageing Research (ASR) in 2021, Gill has supported the HERO, HomeHealth and PROSPER trials.

Her present role as Community Engagement Research Fellow aims to enhance our community connections and promote awareness of the ASR research portfolio. This will include specific focus upon linkage to our minority ethnic groups and other under-represented communities, highlighting the research involvement opportunities that are available.