Professor Patricia Schofield
Professor of Pain and Ageing
Professor Patricia Schofield’s professional background is nursing and completed her PhD in 2001 looking at management of chronic pain using sensory environments. She completed a number of major projects on management of pain, particularly with older adults, including; an ESRC project, an MRC funded project; a COST collaborative project, and an SBRI project. Professor Schofield also led the development of the national guidelines for the assessment of pain in older adults (2007, 2018) and the management of pain in older adults (2013, 2020). Last year she led the European year against pain in vulnerable populations and was co-chair of the global year against pain in vulnerable populations. Having stepped down as deputy dean for research, she now works for Sheffield Hallam University as UoA3 lead and has an honorary role as professor of pain and ageing for Abertay University. She has published over 200 peer reviewed publications and 15 books/chapters in the field of pain and ageing.