David Henderson

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David Henderson

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Research Fellow, Usher Institute, University of Edinburgh



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I am a research fellow at the Usher Institute at the University of Edinburgh and a registered nurse. My research experience includes analysis of large, linked administrative health and social care data in Scotland. My nursing experience includes care homes, acute medicine and medical high dependency.

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I am interested in multimorbidity and health inequalities – particularly with regard to access to health and care services. I have good knowledge of the strengths, weaknesses and availability of social care data in Scotland in particular, and the UK more generally.

Research projects on COVID and Long-Term Care

Mortality associated with COVID-19 in care homes: international evidence

COVID-19 mortality and long-term care: a UK comparison

COVID-19 and mortality in Scotland’s long term care system

Characteristics of dying from COVID-19 and place-of-death in the entire Scottish population aged 65 years and over during the first-wave of the 2020 pandemic. (forthcoming).