Daisy Wilson



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Research interests

  • Immune dysfunction in frailty and sarcopenia
  • Senescence in multi-morbidity
  • Repurposing old therapeutics for new frailty related targets


Dr Wilson qualified as a clinical doctor in 2008 and completed her specialist training in both Geriatric Medicine and General Internal Medicine in 2022.

She was awarded an MRC-ARUK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research funded fellowship to complete her PhD from the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing at the University of Birmingham.  This was an investigation into immunesenescence in frailty and sarcopenia and was supervised by Professors Janet Lord and Elizabeth Sapey.

Following her PhD she was awarded a NIHR funded academic clinical lectureship post in Geriatric Medicine.  She has held this post since 2018.  During this period of time she has diversified her research interests and has been successful in a number of grant applications as both principle and co-investigtaor.  Notably an Academy of Medical Sciences Starter Grant for Clinical Lecturers for the investigation of acute sarcopenia recovery in a Covid-19 model and a UK Spine Knowledge Exchange grant for investigation of senescence and biomarkers in an extensively clinically characterised cohort. 

She is a member of the steering committee for Geriatric Medicine Research Collaborative (GeMRC) and has played an active role in study design, set up, recruitment, analysis and dissemination of all projects to date.  These have included the international project collecting outcomes in older patients with Covid-19.

Since 2022 she has been speciality lead for Geraitric Medicine for the MBChB course.  She has overseen the transition of the curriculum from 4th to 3rd year and adapted the content to align it with the standardised MLA curriculum.  She has a Fellowhsip from the Higher Education Academy for recognition of her teaching activities. 

She is a member of the current SUSTAIN cohort at the University of Birmingham which aims to equip future leaders in research with effective skills to drive future change in the research landscape.  She is also an active member of the Research and Academic Committee at British Geriatrics Society. 

Clinically she works as a visiting consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.   

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


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