Professor of Nursing: Northumbria University

Glenda has had a career in academic nursing for over 30 years. She is currently Professor of Nursing at Northumbria University, and Adjunct Professor at Griffiths University, Australia.

She leads the Ageing, Later Life and Long term Conditions group in the department of Nursing Midwifery and Health, and is Lead of the Vitality Theme of Digital Disruption within Northumbria University.

Her core academic focus is quality of life and quality of care for older people. She has led research programmes within the following topics:
• Ageing, housing and communities
• Creative ageing
• Quality older people’s care
• Integrated ageing services across health, social care and housing
• Workforce development for age care services

Her particular research interests focus on services that enable older people to experience optimum quality of life, whether that is living independently in their own home and community, or living in long term care. Whilst the majority of her research adopts mix methodologies to support and evaluate new services, there is a small body of this work that reviews and synthesises existing knowledge.

Declaration of Interests