Developing effective interventions to prevent or address the adverse effects of loneliness and isolation on the health of older people

This NIHR doctoral award for Nicole Valtorta will use systematic review methods and longitudinal data analysis to understand the relationship between older adults’ social relations and health. It aims to provide essential information for the design of interventions.



NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship (DRF)

Start Date: December 2013
Expiry Date: November 2016


Internal Staff

External Collaborators

  • Barbara Hanratty, Newcastle University

Public Health and Society Research in the Department of Health Sciences