I am a Senior Research Associate working across Open Lab and the Population Health Sciences Institute at Newcastle University. My research interests include the development of innovative (digital) approaches to address societal challenges such as loneliness, isolation, health and care in later life.

I have worked with older people and health care professionals on a range of qualitative and mixed methods studies to explore experiences of everyday life. Recent projects included a study of social connectedness with older people living in the West End of Newcastle and an Emerging and Enabling Technologies Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Anchor Hanover.

My current work as an Innovation Associate in the EPSRC-funded Centre for Digital Citizens (CDC) at Open Lab is exploring:

  • new approaches to measure social interaction using wearable digital technologies
  • digital citizenship in later life
  • how technology can support non-age biased learning, growth and engagement opportunities across the life course

PhD students:

Arlind Reuter

Digital citizenship in later life: insights from participatory action research with older content creators

Anne O’Brien

The assessment and management of Polymyalgia Rheumatica from the Physiotherapist's perspective


Experiences of a National Early Warning Score (NEWS) intervention in care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic: a qualitative interview study

  1. Stocker R
  2. Russell S
  3. Liddle J
  4. Barker RO
  5. Remmer A
  6. Gray J
  7. Hanratty B
  8. Adamson J

2021BMJ Open

“It’s just a great muddle when it comes to food”: a qualitative exploration of patient decision making around diet and gout

  1. Liddle J
  2. Richardson JC
  3. Hider SL
  4. Mallen CD
  5. Watson L
  6. Chandratre P
  7. Roddy E

2021Rheumatology Advances in Practice

Integrating case-finding and initial management for osteoarthritis, anxiety and depression into primary care long-term condition reviews: results from the ENHANCE pilot trial

  1. Healey EL
  2. Mallen CD
  3. Chew-Graham CA
  4. Nicholls E
  5. Lewis M
  6. Lawton S
  7. Finney AG
  8. Tan V
  9. Cooper V
  10. Dziedzic KS
  11. Liddle J
  12. Wathall S
  13. Jinks C

2021Family Practice

What are the consequences of caring for older people and what interventions are effective for supporting unpaid carers? A rapid review of systematic reviews

  1. Spiers GF
  2. Liddle J
  3. Kunonga TP
  4. Whitehead IO
  5. Beyer F
  6. Stow D
  7. Welsh C
  8. Ramsay SE
  9. Craig D
  10. Hanratty B

2021BMJ Open


Implementation of the National Early Warning Score in UK care homes: a qualitative evaluation

  1. Russell S
  2. Stocker R
  3. Barker R
  4. Liddle J
  5. Adamson J
  6. Hanratty B

2020British Journal of General Practice

Connecting at Local Level: Exploring Opportunities for Future Design of Technology to Support Social Connections in Age-Friendly Communities

  1. Liddle J
  2. Pitcher N
  3. Montague K
  4. Hanratty B
  5. Standing H
  6. Scharf T

2020International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Digitalising the Age-Friendly City: Insights from Participatory Action Research

  1. Reuter A
  2. Liddle J
  3. Scharf T

2020International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

The Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative: considering radio as a technology to promote citizen dialogue in later life

  1. Reuter A
  2. Liddle J

2020DSAI 2020: 9th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info Exclusion


Older voices: supporting community radio production for civic participation in later life

  1. Reuter A
  2. Bartindale T
  3. Morrissey K
  4. Scharf T
  5. Liddle J

20192019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Characteristics of patients with giant cell arteritis who experience visual symptoms

  1. Chean CS
  2. Prior JA
  3. Helliwell T
  4. Belcher J
  5. Mackie SL
  6. Hider SL
  7. Liddle J
  8. Mallen CD

2019Rheumatology International


What is the impact of giant cell arteritis on patients’ lives?: A UK qualitative study

  1. Liddle J
  2. Bartlam R
  3. Mallen CD
  4. Mackie SL
  5. Prior JA
  6. Helliwell T
  7. Richardson JC

2017BMJ Open

Affective concordance in couples: A cross-sectional analysis of depression and anxiety consultations within a population of 13,507 couples in primary care

  1. Walker J
  2. Liddle J
  3. Jordan KP
  4. Campbell P

2017BMC Psychiatry

Where does good quality qualitative health care research get published?

  1. Richardson J
  2. Liddle J

2017Primary Health Care Research & Development

Diagnostic delay for giant cell arteritis - a systematic review and meta-analysis

  1. Prior JA
  2. Ranjbar H
  3. Belcher J
  4. Mackie SL
  5. Helliwell T
  6. Liddle J
  7. Mallen CD

2017BMC Medicine


"You want to get on with the rest of your life": a qualitative study of health-related quality of life in gout

  1. Chandratre P
  2. Mallen CD
  3. Roddy E
  4. Liddle J
  5. Richardson J

2016Clinical Rheumatology

A joint effort over a period of time: factors affecting use of urate-lowering therapy for long-term treatment of gout

  1. Richardson JC
  2. Liddle J
  3. Mallen CD
  4. Roddy E
  5. Hider S
  6. Prinjha S
  7. Ziebland S

2016BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders


Mapping patients' experiences from initial symptoms to gout diagnosis: a qualitative exploration

  1. Liddle J
  2. Roddy E
  3. Mallen CD
  4. Hider SL
  5. Prinjha S
  6. Ziebland S
  7. Richardson JC

2015BMJ Open

"Why me? I don't fit the mould … I am a freak of nature": a qualitative study of women's experience of gout

  1. Richardson JC
  2. Liddle J
  3. Mallen CD
  4. Roddy E
  5. Prinjha S
  6. Ziebland S
  7. Hider S

2015BMC Women's Health


Exploring the age-friendliness of purpose-built retirement communities: evidence from England

  1. Liddle J
  2. Scharf T
  3. Bartlam B
  4. Bernard M
  5. Sim J

2014Ageing and Society


Creating home-like places in a purpose-built retirement village in the United Kingdom

  1. Bartlam B
  2. Bernard M
  3. Liddle J
  4. Scharf T
  5. Sim J

2013Environmental Gerontology: Making Meaningful Places in Old Age


Then and now: evolving community in the context of a retirement village

  1. Bernard M
  2. Liddle J
  3. Bartlam B
  4. Scharf T
  5. Sim J

2012Ageing & Society

Home from home? A mixed-methods study of relocation within a purpose-built retirement community

  1. Sim J
  2. Liddle J
  3. Bernard M
  4. Scharf T
  5. Bartlam B

2012Journal of Housing for the Elderly