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Gavin is an academic podiatrist who joined the School of Health Sciences as a full-time Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in 2019. Prior to this he was a clinical podiatrist within NHS Tayside and a research fellow in the School. He is an HCPC registered podiatrist, graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University in 1997, completing his MSc in Podiatry in 2010. His research interests focus on developing and testing interventions to improve the lives of older people, with a particular focus on falls, mobility, and physical activity. He is currently completing his PhD, funded by a Chief Scientist Office (Scottish Government) Doctoral Fellowship.
Gavin is a pragmatic researcher with expertise in complex intervention development, randomised controlled trials, applied qualitative research, and evidence synthesis. His work is informed by concerns about developing interventions that are relevant, feasible, and deliverable as part of everyday routines and work practices. This requires paying close attention to: 1) the context in which interventions are delivered, and; (2) outcomes that are important and relevant to individuals.
Gavin’s current research explores particular issues affecting older people in care homes – a population often underrepresented in research. By applying qualitative and mixed methods, his intervention development work takes account of the unique challenges presented in delivering interventions in the care home context.
He has specific interests in developing podiatry interventions to reduce falls among older people in care homes, and in using ethnographic methods to develop understandings of the ways that care home contexts influence improving physical activity levels in care home residents.
Gavin teaches on several modules on research methods, long-term conditions, ageing and health, and anatomy and physiology at undergraduate and post-graduate level. He also supervises Masters students.
1/06/15 → 31/08/19
A Podiatry Intervention to Reduce Falls in Care Home Residents: Development, Feasibility and Acceptability Study with Exploratory Randomised Controlled Trial (Joint with University of Stirling, NHS Tayside and La Trobe University, Australia)
1/03/13 → 31/05/15
Remembering the past, enhancing the present and sharing the future: a qualitative study of the impact of film screenings in care home communitiesBreckenridge, J. P., Kroll, T., Wylie, G. & Salzberg, A., 4 May 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Ageing and Society. p. 1-26 26 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile27 Downloads (Pure)
Wylie, G., Torrens, C., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Gordon, A. L., Menz, H. B., Skelton, D. A., Sullivan, F., Witham, M. D. & Morris, J., May 2019, In: Age and Ageing. 48, 3, p. 327-336 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Citations (Scopus)107 Downloads (Pure)
Morris, J., Witham, M., Campbell, P., Frost, H., Torrens, C. & Wylie, G., 2017, In: PROSPERO.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article › peer-review
Podiatry intervention versus usual care to prevent falls in care homes: pilot randomised controlled trial (the PIRFECT study)Wylie, G., Menz, H. B., McFarlane, S., Ogston, S., Sullivan, F., Williams, B., Young, Z. & Morris, J., 12 Jul 2017, In: BMC Geriatrics. 17, 143, p. 1-13 13 p., 143.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Citations (Scopus)134 Downloads (Pure)
A podiatry intervention to reduce falls in care home residents is feasible and demonstrates benefits: results from PIRFECT, a feasibility randomised controlled trialWylie, G., Young, Z., Williams, B., Sullivan, F., Menz, H. B., Ogston, S. & Morris, J., 27 Apr 2016, In: Journal of Foot and Ankle Research. 9, Suppl 1, p. 11 1 p., B7.6.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting abstract › peer-review