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Prof Glenda Cook


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

HLS G Cook Staffprofile 255Glenda Cook, Professor of Nursing at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. Glenda’s career began in nursing, which fostered an interest in the needs of older people. As a nurse tutor she participated in the development of the MA Advanced Practice in Nursing and developed learning opportunities concerning risk and risk management in advanced practice. Her research career began with an investigation of risk perception and risk management in rehabilitation services for older people. From these beginnings she has developed a portfolio of research projects concerning older people’s needs and service response. A unique aspect of this portfolio of activity is the involvement of older people as co-researchers and supporting older people to undertake user-led research. Her current research portfolio includes the development of integrated and enabling preventative services for older people living in sheltered housing; development of chronic disease management services in primary care through data modelling; and assessing the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions to address dementia related challenging behaviour.


  • Nursing PhD August 01 2007
  • Clinical Medicine MA (Hons) June 30 1995
  • Other (please specify) Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2016
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2017

Key Publications

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  • Older people’s involvement in healthcare education, Thompson, J., Tiplady, S., Cook, G. 31 Mar 2020, In: Working with Older People
  • Housing Options for the Future, Cook, G., Aitken, D., Lawson, A. 1 Sep 2019, In: Health and Social Care in the Community
  • Hydration Interventions for older people living in residential and nursing care homes, Cook, G., Hodgson, P., Thompson, J., Bainbridge, L., Johnson, A., Storey, P. Sep 2019, In: British Medical Bulletin
  • Hydration practices in residential and nursing care homes for older people, Cook, G., Hodgson, P., Hope, C., Thompson, J., Shaw, L. 1 Apr 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • A workforce competency framework for enhanced health, Thompson, J., Tiplady, S., McNall, A., Murray, J., Cook, G., Hodgson, P., Bainbridge, L. Apr 2018, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • ‘I’m not sure I’m a nurse’, Thompson, J., Cook, G., Duschinsky, R. Mar 2018, In: Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Risk Time Framing for Wellbeing in Older People: A Multi-National Appreciative Inquiry, Clarke, C., Titterton, M., Wilcockson, J., Reed, J., Moyle, W., Klein, B., Marais, S., Cook, G. 8 Jan 2018, In: Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice
  • Facework and Trust in Facilitating Health-Focused Housing Interventions, Aitken, D., Hodgson, P., Cook, G., Lawson, A. 20 Apr 2017, In: PLoS One
  • Hydration practices for high-quality dementia care, Shaw, L., Cook, G. Nov 2017, In: Nursing and Residential Care
  • Identifying high-frequency attendees in general practice, Cook, G., Ali, A., Dykins, R., Hudson, R., Johnstone, J., Mitchell, J. 1 Jul 2017, In: British Journal of General Practice (BJGP)

PGR Supervision

  • Jill Mitchell A General Practice Provider Federation in a Mixed Health Economy in England – A Case Study Examination Start: 22/10/2012
  • Claire Vassallo An exploration of how Malaysian medical students on a partner medical school programme develop their understanding of the ethical dimensions of practice Start: 24/06/2011
  • Ifeoma Amuji Exploring the Cultural Sensitivities of UK Care Home Services to the Older Nigerian Residents Start: 05/01/2016
  • Jill Wales Meanings that extra care tenants attribute to using the internet for social contact: a phenomenological study Start: 15/02/2011


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