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Dr Helen Roberts

Geriatric medicine consultant
BSc MB ChB FRCP (UK) PhD
Southampton, United Kingdom
Experience

Dr Roberts has worked as a consultant in geriatric medicine at the Trust since 1994. She has considerable experience in the clinical management of older people within acute hospital and rehabilitation healthcare settings. 

Dr Roberts runs a movement disorders service based at Romsey, Royal South Hants and Southampton General Hospitals. She leads the Wessex Parkinson’s excellence network which aims to improve the quality of clinical care for people with Parkinson's across Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight. 

As an academic, she runs a research programme which aims to improve the health and clinical care of older people and those with Parkinson’s by implementing research findings into practice. Current studies include the evaluation of trained volunteers to improve the diet and mobility of older people in hospital, the introduction of routine grip strength measurements to identify patients who need additional diet and exercises, and the evaluation of personalised exercises for people with Parkinson’s. Dr Roberts is the national lead for the NIHR comprehensive research network ageing speciality group and leads the ageing and dementia theme of the NIHR collaboration for leadership in applied health research and care (CLAHRC) Wessex.

Dr Roberts supervises a number of research fellows and academic clinical fellows within the academic geriatric medicine group. She leads the medicine and elderly care module for medical students in year three at the University of Southampton and leads the ageing and health field for the BMedSci degree. 

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