Leucine and ACE inhibitors as therapies for sarcopenia: a two by two factorial randomised placebo controlled trial

Southampton - University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Principal Investigator

Dr Helen Roberts, Associate Professor in Geriatric Medicine

Email: H.C.Roberts@soton.ac.uk

Phone: 023 8120 4354

Helen Roberts is an Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Southampton. Helen’s research focus is on the identification and management of frailty and sarcopenia in older people with a particular interest in the nutrition and physical activity of older inpatients. Helen is the lead for the national NIHR CRN Ageing Speciality Group, and part of a collaboration leading a multicentre study of acute care of frail older patients in hospital. She is a faculty member of the NIHR Southampton Biomedical Research Centre and principal investigator on studies of nutrition and sarcopenia in older people, collaborating with researchers at the MRC Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit. She leads the Ageing and Dementia theme of the NIHR CLAHRC: Wessex which enables the translation of research findings into clinical practice to be evaluated. Current projects include the implementation of grip strength measurement into routine practice and the impact of trained volunteers on mealtime care and physical activity of older people in hospital.

Research Nurses

Gemma Rood and Sanchia Triggs

Phone: 023 8120 4989 and 023 8120 3805 and 07769 234253

Email: Gemma.Rood@uhs.nhs.uk and Sanchia.triggs@uhs.nhs.uk