Sally Hoodless

Title: Technology-assisted implementation of FaME falls prevention programme among community-dwelling older adults

PhD summary

Falls Management Exercise (FaME) is an evidence-based falls prevention programme normally delivered face-to-face.

This project will investigate how/if FaME can be delivered digitally alongside a more extensive rollout of the programme, and what factors act as barriers/facilitators, based on the lived experience of older people garnered through PPIE.

This project will complement ongoing work assessing implementation of the FaME programme in Greater Manchester.


September 2022 - July 2026


The Dunhill Medical Trust, NIHR, University of Manchester PhD Studentship

Institution name

The University of Manchester


Discipline area

Healthy and Active Ageing

Short biography 


  • MSc Advanced Professional Development
  • Faculty of Health and Wellbeing. Sheffield Hallam University.
  • BMSci Nursing Studies
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery. The University of Sheffield.
  • Registered Nurse Training
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery. The University of Sheffield


  • Research Sister. Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Neonatology.
  • Learning and Development Facilitator. Learner and Educator Support Team.
  • Specialist Nurse Practitioner. Operating Services, Critical Care and Anaesthesia
  • Registered Nurse (Adult) MSK/Orthopaedics.
  • All posts held at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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