Dr Kinda Ibrahim
Senior Research Fellow
Kinda is a Senior Research Fellow, working in Academic Geriatric Medicine at the University of Southampton. She has developed particular interests and expertise in evaluating the implementation of guidelines and evidence-based research findings into clinical practice and investigating barriers and facilitators for implementation. Kinda has specific expertise in conducting systematic reviews and mixed-methods research with a focus on qualitative methodology. Her current research is dedicated to improve the health services provided to older people in hospital who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes. Research shows that low grip strength is associated with poor healthcare outcomes including longer length of stay, increased functional limitations and disability. Thus, the aim of her current study is to evaluate the feasibility of implementing grip strength measurement into routine clinical practice in Medicine for Older People wards at University Hospital Southampton. Kinda is involved in a number of other projects: a qualitative study of the attitudes of stakeholders towards using volunteers as mobility assistants for older people, a systematic review of the use of physical activity measures for hospitalised older patients, and data collection and data entry in the Southampton Meal-time Assistants Roll-out (SMART) project.
Kinda’s background is Pharmacy, she completed an MSc degree in Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy in 2009 at Damascus University in Syria. In 2014 Kinda completed a PhD in Pharmacy Practice at the University of Reading where she investigated medication usage and discontinuation patterns in children and adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in relation to NICE guideline recommendations.
Projects by Dr Kinda Ibrahim