Dr James Frith is a Principal Investigator in the Ageing Syndromes Theme, working on a project entitled ‘TASKMASTER: TArgeting the SKeletal Muscle pump to Aid Standing in Elders with postuRal hypotension’.
He was previously an NIHR Newcastle BRC-funded PhD student and was then successful in being granted a prestigious 5-year NIHR Clinician Scientist award to develop and evaluate potential treatments for orthostatic hypotension in older people, with a particular focus on non-drug therapies.
Dr Frith is a Clinician Scientist, working in the Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University. He is also a practising clinician, working as a Consultant Geriatrician in the Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Dr Frith’s research interest is falls and syncope (blackouts, fainting and unexplained falls) with a particular interest in the condition orthostatic hypotension (a drop in blood pressure on standing upright which can cause dizziness, fatigue, falls and syncope).
Clinician Scientist, Population Health Sciences Institute, Newcastle University Consultant Geriatrician, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust