Dr Emily Henderson
Working with RICE in an Honorary position, Dr Emily Henderson is an academic consultant geriatrician with research interests in movement disorders, clinical trials in older adults and the interaction between cognition and gait in movement disorders and neurodegenerative disease.
She runs a translational programme of research that spans basic science through to clinical trials and healthcare service innovation. This >£12million portfolio seeks to improve quality of life for older people and those with neurodegenerative diseases. She works clinically as a Consultant Geriatrician in Parkinson’s and related disorders at the Royal United Hospitals Bath where she looks after older patients on Parkinson’s specific wards and as outpatients.
Academically, she collaborates with colleagues in neuroscience, engineering, geriatrics and neurology within Bristol, nationally and internationally. From inception until 2018, she was the Lead for the South West Parkinson’s Excellence Network. She has organised conferences and delivered lectures at National and International meetings as well as the Royal College of Physicians. She is Lead for Ageing in the West of England Clinical Research Network (CRN). Nationally, she is immediate past Chair of the British Geriatric Society – Movement Disorder Section (BGS-MDS), sits on the National Parkinson’s Disease Portfolio Development Group (PD-PDG), is a Faculty member of the Parkinson’s Academy and current Vice President of Academic Affairs for the British Geriatric Society.
Current research projects include;
- CHIEF PD. The clinical and cost effectiveness of rivastigmine for falls in Parkinson’s.
- PRIME-PD to design, test and deliver new care innovations in Parkinson’s disease and related movement and cognitive disorders (in collaboration with Radboud University in the Netherlands)
- Complex Medicine in Older People. Dunhill Medical Trust grant to evaluate the effectiveness of new innovative educational methods on attitudes towards older people and knowledge of geriatrics.