Senior Investigator Profile

First NameDavid
Award StatusEmeritus
Current PostProfessor of Community Care Research/ Director PSSRU; Associate Director NIHR School for Social Care
DepartmentPSSRU, Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Telephone0161 275 5250
InstitutionThe University of Manchester
NHS TrustNorth East London NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameNorth West
Primary Research FieldSocial Work
Secondary Research FieldHealth Policy & Services
BiographyDavid Challis is Professor of Community Care Research and Director of the Personal Social Services Research Unit at the University of Manchester. He is also Associate Director of the NIHR School for Social Care Research. Professor Challis’ work is focussed upon community based and long term care mainly for older people. He has established a strong team of researchers working in this area at the PSSRU in Manchester. The research programme has involved work in identifying ways of delivering more effective assessment processes; care coordination; integration of health and social care; performance measurement; dementia care and mental health services for older people. He has been an adviser on services for older people to the UK Government and to the Commonwealth Government of Australia, Governments of France, Japan and Hong Kong, Canadian Province of Ontario, the US State Government of Wisconsin and the National Assembly for Wales. He is the author of 21 books and over 200 papers.

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