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Professor Chris Todd

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Professor of Primary Care and Community Health

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The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 6.314b, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
Manchester M13 9PL


Fall Prevention  Falling is very common amongst older people and is responsible for considerable disability and distress. Interventions such as exercise aimed at improving balance and increasing muscle strength can reduce falling amongst older people, but we still need to know a lot more about how to ensure such interventions are most effective. Much of Chris's work relates to identifying how to encourage uptake and adherence to promote effectiveness of interventions. Chris led the Prevention of Falls Network Europe and currently leads a number of projects related to fall prevention.  He also lead the ProFaNE team that developed the FES-I, a very widely used measure of fear of falling.   His current work is focusing on interventions for people with visual impairments and using smartphones and other technologies to predict detect and prevent falls (FARSEEING). He is part of the EC's European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (see EC website1 and website2 ) and leads the Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination ProFouND.

Cancer and Palliative Care A major area of interest is how to support people during their last illness so that they can have maximum quality of life and remain with their family and friends. Chris’ group have been investigating access to palliative care services and the way that community based palliative care services, nursing services and social care, can help people to remain at home when they are seriously ill. His most recent studies  have focused on supporting the family carers of people with palliative care needs, and the methodological challenges of palliative and end of life care research. He was recwently co-PI on the MORECare project and played a central role in the Cancer Experiences Collaborative CECo leading work on methdology.


Breast cancer amongst older women. Breast cancer is prevalent amongst older women but evidence shows that older women are less likely to receive surgery and other standard interventions than their younger counterparts. Chris works on a programme of studies with Dr Katrina Lavelle and Prof Nigel Bundred investigating aspects of the management of breast cancer. 

Integrating nutrition into the care pathway for colorectal cancer patients. Chris works with Dr Sorrel Burden on a programme that uses the MRC Framework/Guidance for developing complex interventions in this case using nutritional interventions for cancer. The first phase of the work involved qualitative interviews with people with colorectal cancer.  We are currently conducting a randomised controlled trial of a nutritional intervention in preoperative colorectal cancer patients.

A description of my expertise is also held on the ResearcherID website

Methodological Knowledge

Promoting positive ageing: The prevention of falls and fractures in older people (See the ProFaNE website). Outcomes of care. Age related inequalities in access to cancer treatments. See the FARSEEING website

The psychology of falling: Mechanisms to promote uptake and adherence to fall prevention interventions. Psycho-social consequences and sequellae of falls (fear of falling). See Prevention of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE) website.

Stress amongst health care professionals: Surveys of stress in professional groups. Interventions and job redesign to reduce stress.

Research methods: Trial design, outcome measurement, quality of life, interfacing between quantitative and qualitative methods.   See the MORECare and CECo websites


Chris teachs on a number of courses in the School, including the BNurs. MRes and PhD programmes.

Chris has supervised many PhD students over the years and is always keen to hear from potential students in his areas of interest. 


Chris read Psychology at the University of Durham and obtained BA, MA and PhD. He is currently Professor of Primary Care and Community Health (formerly Director of Research 2003-2013) in The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work. He is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of The British Psychological Society.

He has held and/or currently holds grants from the Department of Health, NHS, various research charities, MRC,  NIHR and the European Commission,  He was a member of the European Commission DG12 Expert Working Party on research into postural stability and fall prevention in the elderly population. He has reviewed for a wide range of research committees and charities both in UK and overseas. He is currently a member of  NIHR Health Services Research Board and the Dimbleby Cancer Care Scientific Advisory Board.

He wrote The World Health Organisation’s policy synopsis on the prevention of falls amongst older people and was a member of the group which wrote the 2007 WHO Global Report on Falls Prevention.

Selected publications


  • Boulton, E., Hawley-Hague, H., Vereijken, B., Clifford, A., Guldemond, N., Pfeiffer, K., ... Todd, C. (2016).

    Developing the FARSEEING Taxonomy of Technologies: Classification and Description of Technology Use (including ICT) in Falls Prevention Studies. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 61, 132-140. DOI:10.1016/j.jbi.2016.03.017. Publication link: c97743ca-aa0c-4c72-96cc-4c320cb843c8 | PubMed:27018213
  • Hawley-Hague, . U., Horne, H., M., . U., Skelton, . U., D., . U., C., . U., & Todd, C. (2016).

    Older Adults’ Uptake and Adherence to Exercise Classes: Instructors’ Perspectives. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 24(1), 119-128. DOI:10.1123/japa.2014-0108. Publication link: 8f373f6b-0e76-42f2-9b52-bbf80de31bf0
  • Hawley-Hague, H., Horne, M., Skelton, D. A., & Todd, C. (2016).

    A review of how we should define (and measure) adherence in studies examining older adults’ participation in exercise classes. BMJ Open. . Publication link: 92297df5-2f5d-4f29-a83c-709f2fd08976
  • Mueller, J., Davies, A., Harper, S., Jay, C., & Todd, C. (2016).

    Widening access to online health education for lung cancer: A feasibility study. In Proceedings of the 13th Web for All Conference, Montreal, Canada, April 11-13, 2016,. ACM. DOI:10.1145/2899475.2899495. Publication link: 4a90c93e-3f25-4311-9117-e64dd8d4a3d7


  • Armbrecht, G., Felsenberg, D., Ganswindt, M., Lunt, M., Kaptoge, S. K., Abendroth, K., ... European_Prospective_Osteoporosis_Study_(EPOS), . U. (2015).

    Vertebral Scheuermann's disease in Europe: prevalence, geographic variation and radiological correlates in men and women aged 50 and over. Osteoporosis International, 26(10), 2509-2519. DOI:10.1007/s00198-015-3170-6. Publication link: 7f910662-e8e6-446e-afce-08e6915d0c93 | PubMed:26021761
  • Brundle, C., Waterman, H., Ballinger, C., Olleveant1, N., Skelton, D., Stanford, P., & Todd, C. (2015).

    The causes of falls: views of older people with sight impairment. Health Expectations. DOI:10.1111/hex.12355. Publication link: 761249a2-0b14-48d6-b647-a9cd5e79adb8
  • Burden, S., Stamataki, Z., Hill, J., Molasiotis, A., & Todd, C. (2015).

    An exploration of food and the lived experience of individuals after treatment for colorectal cancer using a phenomenological approach. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. DOI:10.1111/jhn.12291. Publication link: 607ae6ef-5458-4caf-af2d-f7c7106f758a
  • Daveson, B. A., Smith, M., Yi, D., McCrone, P., Grande, G., Todd, C., ... Deokhee, Y. (2015).

    The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of inpatient specialist palliative care in acute hospitals for adults with advanced illness and their caregivers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (3), [CD011619]. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD011619. Publication link: 99989386-1dc4-4767-a91a-5b57d63bb308
  • Gibson, D. J., Burden, S. T., Strauss, B. J., Todd, C., & Lal, S. (2015).

    The role of computed tomography in evaluating body composition and the influence of reduced muscle mass on clinical outcome in abdominal malignancy: a systematic review. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 69(10), 1079-1086. DOI:10.1038/ejcn.2015.32. Publication link: 59e070e4-e054-4f34-bee3-4c74f4ea6399
  • Gwilliam, B., Keeley, V., Todd, C., Gittins, M., Roberts, C., Kelly, L., ... Stone, P. C. (2015).

    Development of Prognosis in Palliative care Study (PiPS) predictor models to improve prognostication in advanced cancer: prospective cohort study.BMJ supportive & palliative care, 5(4), 390-8. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-d4020rep. Publication link: 1d9baf01-a38b-48a6-bcbe-b25e38b2f7d5 | PubMed:26586684
  • Luker, K., Cooke, M., Dunn, L., Lloyd-Williams, M., Pilling, M., Todd, C., & Lloyd, W. M. (2015).

    Development and Evaluation of an Intervention to Support Family Caregivers of People with Cancer to Provide Home-based Care at the End of Life: a Feasibility Study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 19(2), 154-161. DOI:10.1016/j.ejon.2014.09.006. Publication link: d0d6ed5d-d590-44cd-8193-7c5db071d197
  • Penfold, C., Ewing, G., Gilligan, D., Mahadeva, R., Booth, S., Benson, J., ... Farquhar, M. (2015).

    What do informal carers want to learn about breathlessness in advanced disease and how do they want to learn it?. BMJ supportive & palliative care, 5(1), 107-107. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000838.14. Publication link: a602034e-fc8f-47cf-b888-ad90a9d8449f
  • Pilling, M., Lavelle, K., Sowerbutts, A. M., Bundred, N., & Todd, C. (2015).

    Pre-treatment health measures and complications after surgical management of elderly patients with breast cancer. British Journal of Surgery, 102(6), 653-667. DOI:10.1002/bjs.9796. Publication link: e48f6a32-f426-494d-b7e5-c216f816db73
  • Sowerbutts, A. M., Griffiths, J. T. C., Lavelle, K., & Todd, C. (2015).

    Why are older women not having surgery for breast cancer? A qualitative study. Psycho-Oncology, 24(9), 1036-1042. DOI:10.1002/pon.3764. Publication link: bb70fd4b-796b-48f5-89d3-d8fb3434e84f
  • Wu, L., Norman, G., Dumville, J., O’Meara, S., Bell-Syer, S., Furness, S., ... Pine, C. (2015).

    Dressings for treating foot ulcers in people with diabetes: an overview of systematic reviews. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 3(2), CD005620. [CD010471]. DOI:10.1002/14651858. Publication link: a58c4fc9-581a-40bd-98d6-13f5559fa059
  • Gibson, D., Lal, S., Strauss, B. J., Todd, C., Pilling, M., & Burden, S. (2015).

    Computed tomography compared with standard clinical measurements to assess body composition, facilitating the identification of sarcopenia and cachexia in colorectal malignancy. In Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle. (Vol. 6, pp. 398-509 (465)). DOI:10.1002/jcsm.12087. Publication link: fdf98c60-8e89-4c2c-8740-1c3847aa99e6


  • Coventry, P. A., Dickens, C., & Todd, C. (2014).

    How does mental-physical multimorbidity express itself in lived time and space? A phenomenological analysis of encounters with depression and chronic physical illness. Social Science & Medicine, 118, 108-118. DOI:10.1016/j.socscimed.2014.07.068. Publication link: c60dc14c-01f5-4e42-a0c9-a2614e819f0c | PubMed:25112565
  • Farquhar, M. C., Prevost, A. T., McCrone, P., Brafman-Price, B., Bentley, A., Higginson, I. J., ... Booth, S. (2014).

    Is a specialist breathlessness service more effective and cost-effective for patients with advanced cancer and their carers than standard care? Findings of a mixed-method randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine, 12. DOI:10.1186/s12916-014-0194-2. Publication link: dbf5c378-5c2d-48e5-b761-a56381ab3a0f
  • Hawley-Hague, H., Boulton, E., Hall, A., Pfeiffer, K., & Todd, C. (2014).

    Older adults' perceptions of technologies aimed at falls prevention, detection or monitoring: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 83(6), 416-426. DOI:10.1016/j.ijmedinf.2014.03.002. Publication link: 672599dd-9c09-4f00-9197-45196e431142 | PubMed:24798946
  • Hawley-Hague, H., Horne, M., Campbell, M., Demack, S., Skelton, D. A., & Todd, C. (2014).

    Multiple levels of influence on older adults' attendance and adherence to community exercise classes. Gerontologist, 54(4), 599-610. DOI:10.1093/geront/gnt075. Publication link: 403997d8-09f8-463c-9f0f-92a11398577f | PubMed:23899623
  • Horne, M., Skelton, D. A., Speed, S., & Todd, C. (2014).

    Falls Prevention and the Value of Exercise: Salient Beliefs Among South Asian and White British Older Adults. Clinical Nursing Research, 23(1), 94-110. DOI:10.1177/1054773813488938. Publication link: c7a897d3-de78-4f4f-8d22-a05b56fc2ece | PubMed:23749340
  • Lavelle, K., Sowerbutts, A. M., Bundred, N., Pilling, M., Degner, L., Stockton, C., & Todd, C. (2014).

    Is lack of surgery for older breast cancer patients in the UK explained by patient choice or poor health A prospective cohort study. British Journal of Cancer, 110(3), 573-583. DOI:10.1038/bjc.2013.734. Publication link: eecc874b-e337-4a15-97c6-445b9f3506f2 | PubMed:24292450
  • Rapp, K., Freiberger, E., Todd, C., Klenk, J., Becker, C., Denkinger, M., ... Fuchs, J. (2014).

    Fall incidence in Germany: Results of two population-based studies, and comparison of retrospective and prospective falls data collection methods. BMC Geriatrics, 14(1), [105]. DOI:10.1186/1471-2318-14-105. Publication link: d5c5f74c-e2a2-449d-92de-9bc4924d1168 | PubMed:25241278
  • Lavelle, K., Sowerbutts, A. M., Bundred, N., Pilling, M., Degner, L., Stockton, C., & Todd, C. (2014).

    Is lack of surgery for older breast cancer patients in the UK explained by patient choice or poor health A prospective cohort study. 573-583. Poster session presented at European Breast Cancer Conference, Glasgow, .10.1038/bjc.2013.734. Publication link: e0ab537f-a3ac-41ba-ad5e-15116a0d4a5a


  • Farquhar, M., Preston, N., Evans, C. J., Grande, G., Short, V., Benalia, H., ... Todd, C. (2013).

    Mixed methods research in the development and evaluation of complex interventions in Palliative and end-of-life care: Report on the MORECare consensus exercise. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 16(12), 1550-1560. DOI:10.1089/jpm.2012.0572. Publication link: e6f09e27-bbe7-463a-a3b2-8d92fcfbd5dc | PubMed:24195755
  • Grande, G., Evans, C. J., Benalia, H., Preston, N. J., Gysels, M., Short, V., ... Higginson, I. J. (2013).

    The selecion and use of outcome measures in palliative and end-of-life care research: the MORECare International Consensus Workshop. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management online first;, 46(6), 925-937. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2013.01.010. Publication link: 57ab6466-661e-40a0-bc52-d340493ba318
  • Gwilliam, B., Keeley, V., Todd, C., Roberts, C., Gittins, M., Kelly, L., ... Stone, P. (2013).

    Prognosticating in patients with advanced cancer-observational study comparing the accuracy of clinicians' and patients' estimates of survival. Annals of Oncology, 24(2), 482-488. [mds341]. DOI:10.1093/annonc/mds341. Publication link: a6a305f0-a526-4072-aebf-816c8bd18c0c | PubMed:23028038
  • Gysels, M., Evans, C. J., Lewis, P., Speck, P., Benalia, H., Preston, N. J., ... Higginson, I. J. (2013).

    MORECare research methods guidance development: Recommendations for ethical issues in palliative and end-of-life care research. Palliative Medicine, 27(10), 908-917. DOI:10.1177/0269216313488018. Publication link: 98bff2ef-a84c-44ed-889f-c3dbfeab9ed6 | PubMed:23695828
  • Higginson, I. J., Evans, C. J., Grande, G., Preston, N., Morgan, M., McCrone, P., ... Todd, C. (2013).

    Evaluating complex interventions in End of Life Care: The MORECare Statement on good practice generated by a synthesis of transparent expert consultations and systematic reviews. BMC Medicine, 11(1), [111]. DOI:10.1186/1741-7015-11-111. Publication link: 8cb16c96-fa93-45ac-9499-bd562c0c69fa
  • Horne, M., Skelton, D. A., Speed, S., & Todd, C. (2013).

    Perceived barriers to initiating and maintaining physical activity among South Asian and White British adults in their 60s living in the United Kingdom: A qualitative study. Ethnicity and Health, 18(6), 626-645. DOI:10.1080/13557858.2013.814762. Publication link: b47f6e4f-06d3-4442-8c68-ddd9342cc7bc | PubMed:23834070
  • Klenk, J., Chiari, L., Helbostad, J. L., Zijlstra, W., Aminian, K., Todd, C., ... Becker, C. (2013).

    Entwicklung eines Standarddatenformates für Sturzsignale von am Körper getragenen Sensoren: Der FARSEEING Consensus. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 46(8), 720-726. DOI:10.1007/s00391-013-0554-0. Publication link: 8f4670d6-7948-4a84-ad4a-30861dea8f52 | PubMed:24271252
  • Preston, N. J., Fayers, P., Walters, S. J., Pilling, M., Grande, G. E., Short, V., ... Todd, C. J. (2013).

    Recommendations for managing missing data, attrition and response shift in palliative and end-of-life care research: Part of the MORECare research method guidance on statistical issues. Palliative Medicine, 27(10), 899-907. DOI:10.1177/0269216313486952. Publication link: 1b54083f-55af-46a3-a728-7044d97f9a89 | PubMed:23652842
  • Roberts, D., Wilson, C., Todd, C., Long, A., Mackereth, P., Stringer, J., ... Caress, A-L. (2013).

    Complementary therapies in cancer: Patients’ views on their purposes and value pre and post receipt of complementary therapy—A multi-centre case study. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 5(5), 443-449. DOI:10.1016/j.eujim.2013.06.005. Publication link: a4a4453c-f714-46cf-8f58-9d2d0d9725fc
  • Schwickert, L., Becker, C., Lindemann, U., Maréchal, C., Bourke, A., Chiari, L., ... Klenk, J. (2013).

    Sturzerkennung mit am Körper getragenen Sensoren: Ein systematischer Review. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 46(8), 706-719. DOI:10.1007/s00391-013-0559-8. Publication link: e401b1f6-cd42-474b-8779-ec5b9e2467e4 | PubMed:24271251
  • Stanmore, E. K., Oldham, J., Skelton, D. A., O'Neill, T., Pilling, M., Campbell, A. J., & Todd, C. (2013).

    Fall incidence and outcomes of falls in a prospective study of adults with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care and Research, 65(5), 737-744. DOI:10.1002/acr.21892. Publication link: 47d61033-036d-43f0-9405-a0f47143c5a9 | PubMed:23139011
  • Stanmore, E. K., Oldham, J., Skelton, D. A., O'Neill, T., Pilling, M., Campbell, A. J., & Todd, C. (2013).

    Risk factors for falls in adults with rheumatoid arthritis: A prospective study. Arthritis Care and Research, 65(8), 1251-1258. DOI:10.1002/acr.21987. Publication link: 172eaa44-b86e-4296-aa17-96c8ff3b121e | PubMed:23436687
  • Stone, P., Gwilliam, B., Keeley, V., Todd, C., Kelly, L. C., & Barclay, S. (2013).

    Factors affecting recruitment to an observational multi-centre palliative care study.BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care., 1-5. DOI:doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-00039. Publication link: e5b7cc76-cb6c-408f-8831-a0ab16d90ef5
  • Todd, C., Evans, C. J., Harding, R., & Higginson, I. J. (2013).

    'Best practice' in developing and evaluating palliative and end-of-life care services: A meta-synthesis of research methods for the MORECare project. Palliative Medicine, 27(10), 885-898. DOI:10.1177/0269216312467489. Publication link: b670e850-021b-48f0-8731-772bdacb8120 | PubMed:23322647
  • Todd, C., Addington-Hall, J., Gerard, K., Brien, S., Brailsford, S., Salisbury, C., ... Lattimer, V. (2013).

    Variations in out of hours end of life care provision across primary care organisations in England and Scotland. Final Report. NIHR Service Delivery and Organistaion programme.(NIHR Service Delivery and Organistaion programme.). Southampton: Queen's Printer and Controller of the HMSO.. Publication link: 3f6b675c-2427-4791-b248-28461a8e0538


  • Becker, C., Schwickert, L., Mellone, S., Bagalà, F., Chiari, L., Helbostad, J. L., ... Klenk, J. (2012).

    Vorschlag für ein mehrphasensturzmodell auf der basis von sturzdokumentationen mit am körper getragenen sensor. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 45(8), 707-715. DOI:10.1007/s00391-012-0403-6. Publication link: fb152c27-76e2-4374-8e75-288e3211d600 | PubMed:23184296
  • Burden, S., Todd, C., Hill, J., & Lal, S. (2012).

    Pre-operative nutrition support in patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery.Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online : Update Software), 11, CD008879. DOI:10.1002/14651858.CD008879.pub2. Publication link: 7be1cfff-d979-4e6b-a686-49f67d2f4a47 | PubMed:23152265
  • Hawley, H., Skelton, D. A., Campbell, M., & Todd, C. (2012).

    Are the attitudes of exercise instructors who work with older adults influenced by training and personal characteristics?. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 20(1), 47-63. . Publication link: a6537f8b-0bf7-4b77-ac63-1b84102a073e
  • Horne, M., Skelton, D. A., Speed, S., & Todd, C. (2012).

    Attitudes and beliefs to the uptake and maintenance of physical activity among community-dwelling South Asians aged 60-70 years: A qualitative study. Public Health, 126(5), 417-423. DOI:10.1016/j.puhe.2012.02.002. Publication link: 0c3a37bf-87c4-4710-a148-5594f00a74e4 | PubMed:22445713
  • McAllister, M., Dunn, G., Payne, K., Davies, L., & Todd, C. (2012).

    Patient empowerment: The need to consider it as a measurable patient-reported outcome for chronic conditions. BMC health services research, 12(1), [157]. DOI:10.1186/1472-6963-12-157. Publication link: a132c17a-42d8-4bf8-b39e-7f300f2d79c9
  • McAllister, M., Wood, A. M., Dunn, G., Shiloh, S., & Todd, C. (2012).

    The perceived personal control (PPC) questionnaire: Reliability and validity in a sample from the United Kingdom. American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part A, 158(2), 367-372. DOI:10.1002/ajmg.a.34374. Publication link: 9ff23d06-b123-41d5-8808-6a6b99f78cad
  • Payne, S., Seymour, J., Grande, G., Froggatt, K., Molassiotis, A., Lloyd-Williams, M., ... Rolls, L. (2012).

    An evaluation of research capacity building from the Cancer Experiences Collaborative. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 2(3), 280-285. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000236. Publication link: 831e3ec3-7244-4814-8101-9f774867973f
  • Preston, N. J., Farquhar, M. C., Walshe, C. E., Stevinson, C., Ewing, G., Calman, L. A., ... Todd, C. (2012).

    Strategies to increase participant recruitment to research studies by healthcare professionals.Unknown Journal, (9), 00-00. [MR000036]. DOI:10.1002/14651858.MR000036. Publication link: a516eab0-0d70-452f-9212-6e0826646719
  • Schwenk, M., Lauenroth, A., Stock, C., Moreno, R. R., Oster, P., McHugh, G., ... Hauer, K. (2012).

    Definitions and methods of measuring and reporting on injurious falls in randomised controlled fall prevention trials: A systematic review. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 12, [50]. DOI:10.1186/1471-2288-12-50. Publication link: 9194fdf1-0122-49e7-9ccb-5516fde6a24f
  • Stone, P., Gwilliam, B., Keeley, V., Todd, C., Gittins, M., Kelly, L., ... Roberts, C. (2012).

    Patients' reports or clinicians' assessments: Which are better for prognosticating?. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 2(3), 219-223. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2012-000216. Publication link: 6935e3b4-baf7-4504-acd5-5cc3d331713f
  • Whitehead, S. H., Nyman, S. R., Broaders, F., Skelton, D. A., & Todd, C. J. (2012).

    The quality of English-language websites offering falls-prevention advice to older members of the public and their families. Health Informatics Journal, 18(1), 50-65. DOI:10.1177/1460458211432588. Publication link: 585b982a-a3e2-44bf-90e2-d810b40e5fb6


  • Burden, S. T., Hill, J., Shaffer, J. L., Campbell, M., & Todd, C. (2011).

    An unblinded randomised controlled trial of preoperative oral supplements in colorectal cancer patients. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 24(5), 441-448. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2011.01188.x. Publication link: a68c13a0-124a-41be-8434-611a2737e34e | PubMed:21699587
  • Coventry, P. A., Gemmell, I., & Todd, C. J. (2011).

    Psychosocial risk factors for hospital readmission in COPD patients on early discharge services: A cohort study. BMC Pulmonary Medicine, 11, [49]. DOI:10.1186/1471-2466-11-49. Publication link: 7399e063-a475-4d52-858c-2f2c924dd641
  • Gwilliam, B., Keeley, V., Todd, C., Gittins, M., Roberts, C., Kelly, L., ... Stone, P. C. (2011).

    Development of prognosis in palliative care study (PiPS) predictor models to improve prognostication in advanced cancer: Prospective cohort study. BMJ, 343(7821), [d4920]. DOI:10.1136/bmj.d4920. Publication link: 1f36703f-973f-41d4-a406-e0ad7e65b892 | PubMed:21868477
  • Hauer, K. A., Kempen, G. I. J. M., Schwenk, M., Yardley, L., Beyer, N., Todd, C., ... Zijlstra, G. A. R. (2011).

    Validity and sensitivity to change of the falls efficacy scales international to assess fear of falling in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. Gerontology, 57(5), 462-472. DOI:10.1159/000320054. Publication link: 53561cfd-2a88-428e-bf14-892332c09bf7 | PubMed:20975251
  • McAllister, . U., Wood, A. M., Dunn, . U., Shiloh, . U., & Todd, C. (2011).

    The Perceived Personal Control (PPC) Questionnaire: Reliability and validity in a UK sample. American Journal of Medical Genetics. DOI:DOI 10.1002/ajmg.a.34374. Publication link: 562d3ec8-7cd5-4c72-87bf-f4cbf8983eca
  • McAllister, M., Dunn, G., & Todd, C. (2011).

    Empowerment: Qualitative underpinning of a new clinical genetics-specific patient-reported outcome. European Journal of Human Genetics, 19(2), 125-130. DOI:10.1038/ejhg.2010.160. Publication link: 4e2478ef-6cc8-42bf-88d0-00bf69dff30c
  • Mcallister, M., Wood, A., Dunn, G., Shiloh, S., & Todd, C. (2011).

    The Genetic Counseling Outcome Scale: A new patient-reported outcome measure for clinical genetics services. Clinical Genetics, 79(5), 413-424. DOI:10.1111/j.1399-0004.2011.01636.x. Publication link: abd79ba3-137e-478f-8f5b-27612cf22772
  • Payne, S., Seymour, J., Molassiotis, A., Froggatt, K., Grande, G., Lloyd-Williams, M., ... Addington-Hall, J. (2011).

    Benefits and challenges of collaborative research: lessons from supportive and palliative care. BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care, 1(1), 5-11. DOI:10.1136/bmjspcare-2011-000018. Publication link: ef7c6b5f-d5f9-4aca-aab6-55f54629df51



  • Grande, G. E., Farquhar, M. C., Barclay, S. I. G., & Todd, C. J. (2009).

    Quality of life measures (EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36) as predictors of survival in palliative colorectal and lung cancer patients. Palliative and Supportive Care, 7(3), 289-297. DOI:10.1017/S1478951509990216. Publication link: 357da226-9716-4b01-9fbd-4f62616b0dec | PubMed:19788770
  • Grande, G., Stajduhar, K., Aoun, S., Toye, C., Funk, L., Addington-Hall, J., ... Todd, C. (2009).

    Supporting lay carers in end of life care: Current gaps and future priorities. Palliative Medicine, 23(4), 339-344. DOI:10.1177/0269216309104875. Publication link: 94dffac0-729d-41bd-815c-005923f09c5e
  • Hauer, K., Tremmel, A. D., Ramroth, H., Pfisterer, M., Todd, C., Oster, P., & Schuler, M. (2009).

    Repressives Coping in Berichten von Geriatrischen Patienten - Einfluss auf Angaben zur Sturzangst. Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie, 42(2), 137-144. DOI:10.1007/s00391-008-0552-9. Publication link: 937a5ad6-ff9a-46c3-b229-bcae40bbafa9
  • Helbostad, J. L., Taraldsen, K., Granbo, R., Yardley, L., Todd, C. J., & Sletvold, O. (2009).

    Validation of the falls efficacy scale-international in fall-prone older persons. Age and Ageing, 39(2), 256-259. [afp224]. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afp224. Publication link: 4bbc196c-2276-489f-8182-8645a1c0bed4
  • Horne, M., Speed, S., Skelton, D., & Todd, C. (2009).

    What do community-dwelling Caucasian and South Asian 60-70 year olds think about exercise for fall prevention?. Age and Ageing, 38(1), 68-73. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afn237. Publication link: e89eaf5c-2ac4-4b9d-8515-cefd73f37211 | PubMed:19039019
  • Mackereth, P., Carter, A., Parkin, S., Stringer, J., Caress, A., Todd, C., ... Roberts, D. (2009).

    Complementary therapists' training and cancer care: A multi-site study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 13(5), 330-335. DOI:10.1016/j.ejon.2009.04.009. Publication link: 661e888f-121c-44cf-b002-6dd110715eaa | PubMed:19505850
  • Todd, C., Pye, S. R., Tobias, J., Silman, A. J., Reeve, J., & O'Neill, T. W. (2009).

    Childhood fractures do not predict future fractures: Results from the European prospective osteoporosis study. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 24(7), 1314-1318. DOI:10.1359/jbmr.090220. Publication link: 41755a60-38ae-4842-ae6b-e19feaeeafe9
  • Walshe, C., Todd, C., Caress, A., & Chew-Graham, C. (2009).

    Patterns of Access to Community Palliative Care Services: A Literature Review. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 37(5), 884-912. DOI:10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2008.05.004. Publication link: 5caa63cf-3e69-4f8d-8426-a0326782deec




  • Cullum, S., Tucker, S., Todd, C., & Brayne, C. (2006).

    Screening for depression in older medical inpatients. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 21(5), 469-476. DOI:10.1002/gps.1497. Publication link: 57901777-5f80-40db-a00f-fc8adad7b2d1 | PubMed:16676293
  • Ewing, G., Rogers, M., Barclay, S., McCabe, J., Martin, A., Campbell, M., & Todd, C. (2006).

    Palliative care in primary care: A study to determine whether patients and professionals agree on symptoms. British Journal of General Practice, 56(522), 27-34. . Publication link: 585fbf68-5044-48f2-ace8-ec5517f9c208 | PubMed:16438812
  • Grande, G. E., Farquhar, M. C., Barclay, S. I. G., & Todd, C. J. (2006).

    The influence of patient and carer age in access to palliative care services. Age and Ageing, 35(3), 267-273. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afj071. Publication link: af91d095-7d90-474f-b20e-b388e0468d65 | PubMed:16638766
  • Horne, M., Yardley, L., Bishop, F., Beyer, N., Hauer, K., Kempen, G. I. J. M., ... Kempen, G. I. J. M. (2006).

    Older people's views of falls-prevention interventions in six European countries. The Gerontologist, 46(5), 650-660. DOI:10.1093/geront/46.5.650. Publication link: 5336abcb-6b9c-4f7f-9969-1121b365f845 | PubMed:17050756
  • Yardley, L., Donovan-Hall, M., Francis, K., & Todd, C. (2006).

    Older people's views of advice about falls prevention: A qualitative study. Health Education Research, 21(4), 508-517. DOI:10.1093/her/cyh077. Publication link: dd66bc71-bf24-420c-97ce-746c2cc6ab99


  • Coventry, P. A., Grande, G. E., Richards, D. A., & Todd, C. J. (2005).

    Prediction of appropriate timing of palliative care for older adults with non-malignant life-threatening disease: A systematic review. Age and Ageing, 34(3), 218-227. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afi054. Publication link: facb0e45-8c80-4d9a-8236-479ff213e6f0 | PubMed:15863407
  • Yardley, L., Beyer, N., Hauer, K., Kempen, G., Piot-Ziegler, C., & Todd, C. (2005).

    Development and initial validation of the Falls Efficacy Scale-International (FES-I). Age and Ageing, 34(6), 614-619. DOI:10.1093/ageing/afi196. Publication link: 42189664-d704-4bc0-b2da-84964ced3265


  • Cockerill, W., Lunt, M., Silman, A. J., Cooper, C., Lips, P., Bhalla, A. K., ... O'Neill, T. W. (2004).

    Health-related quality of life and radiographic vertebral fracture. Osteoporosis International, 15(2), 113-119. DOI:10.1007/s00198-003-1547-4. Publication link: c1b5f150-f6d2-4736-a93a-7c0c926cf5ea | PubMed:14618303
  • Grande, G. E., Farquhar, M. C., Barclay, S. I. G., & Todd, C. J. (2004).

    Caregiver bereavement outcome: Relationship with hospice at home, satisfaction with care, and home death. Journal of Palliative Care, 20(2), 69-77. . Publication link: be1488e4-89aa-4311-8fdb-b9c8e0e799c0 | PubMed:15332470
  • Grande, G. E., Farquhar, M. C., Barclay, S. I. G., & Todd, C. J. (2004).

    Valued aspects of primary palliative care: Content analysis of bereaved carers' descriptions. British Journal of General Practice, 54(507), 772-778. . Publication link: 269b6b04-afb9-4d08-b537-2fb4d1614ca9 | PubMed:15469677


  • Barclay, S., Wyatt, P., Shore, S., Finlay, I., Grande, G., & Todd, C. (2003).

    Caring for the dying: How well prepared are general practitioners? A questionnaire study in Wales. Palliative Medicine, 17(1), 27-39. DOI:10.1191/0269216303pm665oa. Publication link: 1ec31c1d-e2cf-4a02-8a1c-370d149fbcfd | PubMed:12597463
  • Grande, G. E., McKerral, A., Addington-Hall, J. M., & Todd, C. J. (2003).

    Place of Death and Use of Health Services in the Last Year of Life. Journal of Palliative Care, 19(4), 263-270. . Publication link: ae730e26-8a25-4ddf-9daa-eeeea697cfc6 | PubMed:14959597
  • Lunt, M., O'Neill, T. W., Felsenberg, D., Reeve, J., Kanis, J. A., Cooper, C., ... Woolf, A. D. (2003).

    Characteristics of a prevalent vertebral deformity predict subsequent vertebral fracture: Results from the European Prospective Osteoporosis Study (EPOS). Bone, 33(4), 505-513. DOI:10.1016/S8756-3282(03)00248-5. Publication link: f3e888c5-d1e2-4aff-b47b-c98f72e1067e | PubMed:14555253



  • Ismail, A. A., Cockerill, W., Cooper, C., Finn, J. D., Abendroth, K., Parisi, G., ... O'Neill, T. W. (2001).

    Prevalent vertebral deformity predicts incident hip though not distal forearm fracture: Results from the European prospective osteoporosis study. Osteoporosis International, 12(2), 85-90. DOI:10.1007/s001980170138. Publication link: d4180f47-c626-4204-b478-08a0e8409d02 | PubMed:11303719

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