The Skin I’m In

Fiona Cowdell is a Reader in Wellbeing in Long-Term Conditions at the University of Hull and a nurse. She’s about to begin a National Institute for Health Research Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship. Fiona has dual interests in applied clinical research with a focus on older people and skin health and in methods of moving research from academia to patients and clinicians. She tweets at @fionacowdell 

hands-578918_960_720I’m writing this blog by way of thanking the British Geriatric Society for awarding me a Nurses Study Grant to attend the recent Royal College of Nursing & BGS joint Older People’s Conference in Birmingham.

We are all familiar with ageing, either from your own experience or from working with patients. We know older people are often unjustly or unconsciously labelled. I research skin health and well-being in older people and I can’t help myself but to talk about this; it’s not for everyone but it fascinates me! Continue reading