Angela Tod

Prof. Angela Tod - Professor of Older People and Care

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

T: 0114 222 2057



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. She has 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 also 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.

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

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

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.

I am a member of a number of advisory bodies including NHS Research and Development North West Releasing Potential Reference Group, Advisory Committee, Public Health and Health Inequalities, Yorkshire and Humber NIHR CLAHRC.

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.

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)

Current grants

*1/8/16-31/12/17. Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma: Improving the patient experience Submitted to mesothelioma UK. £24,413.80 (AT PI) MARS 2: Mesothelioma and Radical Surgery 2. Patient experience arm of a feasibility trial. Funded by John Pickering Charitable Trust

*01/04/2016-31/12/2019 Translating Knowledge into Action: Research Theme for the NIHR Yorkshire and Humber Collaboration for Leadership in Applied health research and Care (CLAHRC)(Theme lead. 20% costs)
The health impact of cold homes and fuel poverty ESRC Seminar Grant

*01/02/16 - 31/01/17. Fostering and sustaining UK, multidisciplinary, family-focussed care across the life-course: A White Rose collaboration in long-term condition management. White Rose Collaboration Fund. Submitted 15/11/15. £10846 White Rose University Consortium (Co-applicant)

*The role of body temperature in detecting neutropenic sepsis and predicting patient outcomes Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity

*Does proactive care management by a clinical nurse specialist improve outcomes for patients with lung cancer? - A comprehensive analysis of treatment and health outcomes using linked national data sources Dimbleby Cancer Care

*The Design, Development, Commissioning and Evaluation of Patient Focused Vascular Services NIHR Programme Grant

*National evaluation of the Warm Homes Service Foundations Independent Living Trust

*Supporting and Maintaining Independence Programme Evaluation Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

Key publications

Journal articles