Postdoctoral Fellows

South West Clinical Schools

Dr Gary Hodge, Research Fellow
The Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) framework study funded by Torbay Medical Research Fund.
This aims to deliver high-quality personalised care in care homes, support residents living in a care home access to the right care and right health services in the place of their choosing, and enable effective use of resources to reduce unnecessary conveyances to hospital. The primary aim is to explore what works, what does not work, and what would support care homes to engage in the EHCH framework in a collaborative and sustainable way.
South West Clinical School - Dr Gary Hodge, Research Fellow, Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust
Supervised by Dr Susie Pearce
Dr Rich Collings, Podiatrist, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust 
The award is funded by HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic scheme. 
Rich gained his doctorate where he studied the use of in-shoe pressure measurement in the design and optimisation of insoles to reduce the risk of foot ulceration in people with diabetes. More recently he has been awarded a SW Integrated Clinical Academic post-doctoral bridging award, which will support backfill for two days a week for seven months from his NHS position. He plans to widen his skills and experience in engaging and involving patients with diabetes in research, leading to developing an application for further funding for research into foot ulcer prevention.
Dr Rich Collings, Podiatrist,
Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust