Healthy ageing

Other ongoing, related projects

Dr Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld (pictured) is also the lead for the ageing strand of research at the Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families’ Research, Northumbria University and has several other projects ongoing, including:

  • The ‘Knock on the Door’: Exploring casualty notification and its impact on the long-term wellbeing of the family (funded by Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund).
  • Experiences of Loneliness and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (funded by Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund).
  • Exploring War Widows’ experiences of social isolation and loneliness (funded by Forces in Mind Trust).
  • Care of the veteran population: Developing an evidence base for the Royal Chelsea Hospital’s care model (collaborative PhD studentship funded by Royal Hospital Chelsea).
  • Improving Access to Health and Social Care for Vulnerable Veterans (PhD project – Gill McGill).

In addition to the research focusing on ageing veterans and the wider armed forces community, the following projects are ongoing:

  • Understanding experiences of Digital Poverty across North Tyneside (funded by North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group).
  • Building an evidence base for Primary Care Networks (PhD project – Jessica Gates).

More information will be available about how these projects intersect with the Fuse Healthy Ageing Research Programme (HARP) as this work progresses.

Contact details

For more information on any of these studies please email:

Dr Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld at

Jessica Gates at

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