The Frailty Matters team come from a wealth of experience, knowledge and backgrounds.

Raymond Duffy – Principal Investigator

Raymond is currently the programme leader for the MSc in Gerontology and MSc in Gerontology (with Dementia Care) at the University of the West of Scotland. He has been an educator and practitioner in older people’s care throughout his career. He has a particular interest in long term conditions and how these can affect older people’s lives.  He also works with the team delivering Scotland’s National Dementia Champions programme. He is also completing a doctorate in Education.

Dr Constantina Papadopoulou

Constantina is a Registered Nurse with a background in Oncology Nursing and Palliative care. She is a Lecturer in University of the West of Scotland (UWS) since 2016 and prior to that worked with different Universities as a Research Fellow in Cancer Care focussing on the improvement of the delivery of patient care in both the acute and palliative care setting. Currently, her role combines research and teaching activities. 

Professor Anne Hendry

Anne is a geriatrician, Senior Associate with the International Foundation for Integrated Care (IFIC) (this link will take you away from our website) and Director for IFICs hub in Scotland. Anne holds honorary academic posts with the University of the West of Scotland, the University of Glasgow, and NHS Lanarkshire and is deputy honorary secretary of the British Geriatrics Society. She is a board member of the ALLIANCE Academy and led the work package on models of care for the European Joint Action on frailty 2017-2019, more information can be found on the advantage website (this link will take you away from our website)

Mandy Andrew

Mandy, a registered nurse, is a senior manager specialising in change management and organisational development, with experience leading transformational change in national organisations. Mandy is a Senior Associate with the International Foundation for Integrated Care and an Associate Director with the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland focusing on developing improvement capacity and capability across the voluntary sector. She is a founding member of the UK-wide Q Initiative.

Audrey Birt

FRSA, MSc, BSc, RGN, Dip HV, Dip Gestalt in Organisations, Cert in Coaching Practice and a Certificate in teaching Mindfulness for Life. Audrey was a nurse and developed broad experience in improving health and social care. She has extensive senior executive experience including being the Director for Scotland of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and National Director for Diabetes UK Scotland. Audrey was Chair of the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland and founding member and is now Associate Director of the Health and Social Care Academy.

Janette Barrie

Janette was Nurse Consultant for Long Term Conditions, previous Interim Associate Director of Nursing within the NHS and National Clinical Lead (Nursing) for Anticipatory Care Planning with Healthcare Improvement Scotland. She spent some of her career working on a number of national projects. Janette is currently working with the team at University of the West of Scotland (UWS) on Frailty Matters, a participatory action research project.

Jana Martin

Jana has worked in the surgical high dependency unit and various other clinical areas including community nursing as a registered nurse. She is a part time Masters in Research student with a study investigating lived experience of older people volunteering within a compassionate community. She has transferrable skills of leadership, management and coaching skills from previous roles and works as a project officer on the Frailty Matters research project.