Professor Rowan Harwood is professor of palliative and end-of-life care at the University of Nottingham and honorary consultant geriatrician at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Professor Harwood has spent 20 years as an NHS consultant in geriatric and stroke medicine, doing acute admissions, and maintaining a portfolio of educational and research responsibilities. In 2009 he changed direction to apply the lessons of stroke units to the challenge of delirium and dementia in general hospitals. Since 2018, he has worked as a clinical academic on models of supportive and end-of-life care in frailty. He is also editor in chief of Age and Ageing, the official journal of the British Geriatrics Society.