Professor Brenda Roe

Professor of Health Research


Professor of Health Research

Brenda Roe PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), RN, RHV, FRSH

Professor of Health Research

Evidence Based Practice Research Centre (EPRC)

Faculty of Health

Edge Hill University



I joined the EPRC at Edge Hill University in 2007. My research experience includes the development and evaluation of health care and systems for people with continuing care needs in the community, such as older people and those living with chronic conditions and disability. Organisation and delivery of services, perspectives and experiences of users and carers, clinical effectiveness, evaluation of health care and systems, dissemination and utilisation of research, health policy and health promotion are also areas of expertise.

I recently completed research has involved work on falls and falls prevention, a systematic review of respite care for the frail elderly, using research to support the design and evaluation of services to address Innovation Forum targets involving older people and a metastudy of systematic reviews of bladder training and voiding programmes for the management of urinary incontinence. I was co-investigator on the evaluation of Wigan Partnerships with Older People project and a current co-investigator on the national evaluation of POPP a Department of Health initiative aiming to promote quality of life and well-being and avoid unnecessary hospitalisation. I was also co-investigator on the End of Life Care Pathway and Preferred Place of Care for older people with dementia and co-investigator on a recently commenced NIHR programme investigating Continence Options following Stroke (ICONS). I am also co-investigator on a project exploring Older People’s Experiences of Substance Use and Ageing.  Further work in this area is proposed and we are currently seeking further funding to continue a number of collaborative projects with colleagues.

I am a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute, Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and Editor for the Journal of Advanced Nursing.