John Young, MB, BS (Hons), MSc, MBA, FRCP
Bradford Institute for Health Research
Member: International Scientific Advisory Committee
John trained at the Middlesex Hospital, University of London. He was appointed as a consultant geriatrician in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in 1986. He took on responsibilities as a clinical manager and developed numerous new services including an elderly care assessment unit, a stroke unit and an ortho-geriatric unit. Research interests became embedded in the clinical work and included evaluations (mostly by randomised controlled trial) of the day hospital, aspects of stroke care and intermediate care services.
In 2005 he was appointed to the University of Leeds as Professor of Elderly Care Medicine to initiate a new research unit. This has now matured to one of the largest in the UK. Research funding is predominantly through the NIHR and encompasses programme in intermediate care service evaluation, stroke care, dementia, delirium, care home medicine and frailty.
He has held previous positions with the British Geriatrics Society, Department of Health and NICE and has worked on two national audit projects. In 2009 John was awarded the Lady Illingworth prize for outstanding contributions to services for older people.