Paul Clarkson has a background in psychiatric social work having worked in psychiatric and acute medical settings in England through the 1980s and early 1990s. He received his M.S. degree in psychiatric social work in 1995 and his Ph.D. degree in community medicine (psychiatry) in 2007 from the University of Manchester. His research career has included posts at the Institute of Psychiatry, London, and St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK. He works presently at the Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU) within Community-Based Medicine, University of Manchester, England. His research interests include performance measurement in long-term care of older people, assessment in community settings (the interfaces between old age psychiatry, geriatric medicine and community social care), the support of people with dementia in routine settings, the organisation and management of social care services to older people, and the use of routine data to evaluate practice. He has worked on research projects as part of collaborative work with university researchers in Japan, USA, and Canada. He serves currently as a Coinvestigator on research projects dealing with program evaluation of innovative information sharing approaches across health and social care in England, resource allocation across social care authorities and home support to people with dementia. He is a Member of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research in England.
Biography Updated on 4 December 2011