Professor Angela Tod

Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery

Professor of Older People and Care

Angela Tod
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Professor Angela Tod
Nursing and Midwifery, School of Allied Health Professions, Nursing and Midwifery
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
S10 2HQ

I am currently Professor of Older People and Care in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield. Prior to this post I have had many years of experience conducting and applying research into healthcare. I have extensive academic, research, managerial and strategic experience gained from within both healthcare and University sectors. My clinical background is nursing and I have an interest in evidencing the value of nursing practice, as well as the impact of nursing on patients and wider society. I have a proven track record of delivering academic results including obtaining funding for, delivering, disseminating and applying a mixed portfolio of creative and high quality research of an International standard.

I have a legacy of research capacity building, working in and across settings and I am committed to developing evidence based healthcare practice.

Research interests

My research has mainly focused on care for adults and older people. The particular research focus is in patient experience studies, especially in areas of public health, health inequalities and health care access. Recent work of international quality, with a clear narrative of impact, includes a growing portfolio of older people’s research, specifically lung cancer early diagnosis/treatment access, cold homes and health, intermediate care for older people, Parkinson’s, and neutropenic sepsis.

In addition, I have a current interest in patient experience of obesity and obesity related health services as well as evaluations of new clinical nursing roles and services.

Methodologically my expertise lies in qualitative research, in stand-alone and mixed method studies.

I currently jointly lead a 5 year Strategic Research Alliance between the RCN and School of Nursing and Midwifery.

I am the theme lead for the Translating Knowledge into Action Theme of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Yorkshire and Humber.


Edited books

Journal articles


Conference proceedings papers


  • Robertson S, King R, Taylor B, Jackson C, Manley K, Ashby N, Talpur A, Senek M, Ryan T, Wood E & Tod A (2020) Review of Continuing Professional Development in Nursing: Final Report View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wolstenholme D, Bec R, Tod A & Grindell C (2019) Translating Knowledge into Action Report 2019 : using creative methods to co-design better healthcare experiences View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download


  • Lumley EG, Duncan R, Tod A, Palfreyman S, Jones G & Michaels J (2017) Living with vascular disease: A qualitative study. The Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference 2017. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Lumley EG, Homer C, Palfreyman S & Tod A (2014) Weight Management: Are Healthcare Professionals Missing Opportunities?’. European Obesity Congress 2014. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Lumley EG, Homer C, Palfreyman S & Tod A The Impact of Obesity on Providing Care for Patients with Leg Ulcers.. Glasgow. RIS download Bibtex download


  • 1/11/17 - 31/4/19 Being Warm: Being Happy. Understanding fuel poverty for people with learning difficulties. £19,931 EAGA Charitable Trust. (AT PI)
  • 1/11/17 – 31/10/22 RCN Strategic Research Partner application. £1,455,852 Royal College of Nursing (AT joint lead with Dr Tony Ryan)
  • 1/7/17 - 31/1/19 Influences of the concept of frailty on treatment decisions in older people with lung cancer £77,475 Weston Park Cancer Charity (AT Co-applicant)
  • 1/4/17 - 30/3/18 Planning hospital discharge to maximise positive experiences and outcomes for frail older people £15,000 Doncaster Council/CCG/CLAHRC YH (AT Co-applicant)
  • 1/4/17 - 31/11/17 Evaluation of Age UK Person Centred Discharge Evaluation £44,640 Age UK (AT Co-applicant)
  • 1/04/17 – 31/03/20. MesoTRAP feasibility study. RfPB application, £244,270 (Led by Prof Rintoul, Papworth, (AT co-applicant and qualitative patient experience lead. 5% AT time costs) £250841 NIHR RfPB (AT Co-applicant).
  • 1/5/17-30/04/17 Fuel poverty and social relations: understanding vulnerability through secondary qualitative analysis. £10,988 White Rose Collaboration Funding (AT Co-applicant).
Teaching interests

Research methods, health inequalities, patient experience, cold homes and health. I have a good record of completion for Doctoral student supervision.

Professional activities and memberships

I have a long standing history of peer review for grant awards and peer review journals including the following:

Grant awarding bodies: ESRC Review College, Health Education England / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme Review Panel for Clinical and Senior Clinical Lectureships, NIHR Public Health Research, HTA and RfPB Programmes, and Cancer Research UK

Peer review journals: European Journal of Oncology Nursing (Editorial Board Member), Energy Research and Social Science, BMJ Open, Social Science and Medicine and Journal of Clinical Nursing.

External Committee membership includes the Nursing and Allied Health Professionals sub-committee of the Member of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC). I currently hold the Chair of the Research Interest Group of the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses. I am on the panel for the NIHR Clinical Lectureship and Senior CL Scheme.

My membership of professional and learned societies includes the following:
• International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)
• American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
• British Thoracic Oncology Group
• National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses (Chair of the Research sub-group)