Prof Emma Vardy

Consultant geriatrician
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Emma Vardy is a consultant geriatrician at Salford Care Organisation, where she is also the clinical dementia lead and clinical frailty lead for the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.

She holds an honorary clinical chair in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Manchester as part of Manchester Academic Health Sciences network.

She is deputy lead for the healthy ageing theme for NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) Applied Research Collaboration Greater Manchester (GM) and is the deputy lead for the GM Clinical frailty reference group.

She is clinical advisor to the GM Dementia United programme of work which led to development and implementation of a community delirium toolkit and co-production of patient resources including translated materials.

Professor Vardy is GM NIHR Clinical Research network specialty lead for ageing and has overseen increased recruitment to NIHR portfolio studies and increase in potential PI.

She is chair for the British Geriatrics Society dementia special interest group and North West Committee. She is widely published with research interests in delirium, dementia, frailty, digital and quality improvement. Landmark publications include delirium as a prodrome to dementia with Lewy bodies, quality improvement and delirium assessment using the electronic patient record and a big data study in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh showing links between delirium 4AT assessment and patient outcomes.

She is senior editor for the high impact journal Age and Ageing and on the board of the European delirium association. She has worked with national organisations including NICE, the Alzheimer’s Society and many of the Royal Colleges.