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Peter started his PhD in 2017 funded by a Dunhill Medical Trust Research Training Fellowship, and is a Physiotherapist at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Peter graduated from the University of East Anglia as a Physiotherapist in 2009, and worked for one year for Cambridge Community Services NHS Trust, before joining Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2010. He has worked clinically in a wide variety of specialities in secondary and tertiary care, and in 2015 was appointed the Team Lead Physiotherapist for the Department of Medicine for the Elderly. From 2011 to 2013 Peter combined his clinical work with studying for an MSc in Clinical Research Methodology at the University of Hertfordshire.
Peter’s work is primarily focused on hospital associated deconditioning in older patients. He has a particular interest in change in skeletal muscle during hospitalisation, and understanding the risk factors including physical activity associated with loss of strength and function. Current research projects include a pilot exercise intervention to prevent loss of muscle in hospitalised older people, updating the Cochrane review ‘Exercise for acutely hospitalised older medical patients’, and the Breaking ‘Bad Rest’ study.
Hartley P, Costello P, Fenner R, Gibbins N, Quinn É, Kuhn I, et al. Change in skeletal muscle associated with unplanned hospital admissions in adult patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLOS ONE. 2019;14(1):e0210186.
Hartley P, Keevil VL, Alushi L, Charles R, Costello PM, Conroy EB, Dixon B, Dolinska-Grzybek AM, Vajda DM, Romero-Ortuno R; Earlier Physical Therapy Input is Associated with a Reduced Length of Hospital Stay and Reduced Care Needs on Discha rge in Frail Older Inpatients: an Observational Study; Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy 2019; 42 (2), E7-E1
Lyons A, Romero-Ortuno R, Hartley P. Functional Mobility Trajectories of Hospitalized Older Adults Admitted to the Acute Geriatric Wards: A Retrospective Observational Study in an English University Hospital. Geriatr Gerontol Int. 2019; [Epub ahead of print]; doi: 10.1111/ggi.13623.
Hartley, P, Keevil VL, Westgate K, White T, Brage S, Romero-Ortuno R, & Deaton, C; Using Accelerometers to Measure Physical Activity in Older Patients Admitted to Hospital. Current Gerontology and Geriatrics Research, 2018, 9.
Moore G, Hartley P, Romero-Ortuno, R; Health and Social Factors Associated with a Delayed Discharge Amongst Inpatients on Acute Geriatric Wards: A Retrospective Observational Study; Geriatrics & Gerontology International 2018; 18(4):530-537
Hartley P, Gibbins N, Saunders A, Alexander K, Conroy E, Dixon R, Lang J, Luckett J, Luddington T, Romero-Ortuno R; The association between cognitive impairment and functional outcome in hospitalised older patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Age Ageing; 2017; 46 (4): 559-567
Hartley P, Keevil VL, Romero-Ortuno R; The Association Between Clinical Frailty and Walking Speed in Older Hospitalized Medical Patients: A Retrospective Observational Study; European Geriatric Medicine; 2017; 8 (2): 130-133
Hartley P, Adamson J, Cunningham C, Embeleton G, Romero-Ortuno R; Clinical frailty and functional trajectories in hospitalized older adults: A retrospective observational study; Geriatrics & Gerontology International 2017; 17 (7), 1063-1068
Peter is supervised by Professor Christi Deaton (University of Cambridge), and Professor Roman Romero-Ortuno (Trinity College Dublin). Peter is a member of Cochrane and a trainee representative of the Evidence Synthesis Working Group.