Iain is emeritus professor of human aging at the Centre for Health Service Studies at the University of Kent, and until May 2008 was a consultant physician at the East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust in Canterbury. He is also an associate director at the Health Informatics Unit of the Royal College of Physicians in London where he is the clinical lead for the record standards programme. He is also the president of the Institute of Health Records & Information Management.
Iain is a founder member of interRAI, an international research collaboration that has developed a standardised assessment system that has implementations in 30 countries around the world. interRAI fellows have generated huge research income and publications that have impacted care and policy in many countries.
He led the OECD review of the safety of older people in Sweden (OECD uses its wealth of information on a broad range of topics to help governments foster prosperity and fight poverty through economic growth and financial stability.) He is also author of the OECD report on interRAI for the OECD/EU aging programme. He also led the development of professional record keeping standards with widespread stakeholder engagement and impact across the NHS, professional, educational and regulatory organisations of the NHS.
His research and publications have included screening the elderly in the community, evaluations of community care services and nursing home care in Europe, resource use casemix for the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre, NHS funding and quality of care of residents of Nursing Homes, cross-national research and comparisons of nursing home care, and the evaluation of intermediate care, and standards for clinical records.