Dr Robin Darton

Senior Research Fellow

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Research Interests

Robin Darton is a Senior Research Fellow at the PSSRU at the University of Kent. He has a background in psychology and statistics, and has worked on a range of research projects concerning health and social services provision for older people, including several major surveys of care homes. He was awarded a PhD by Published Works in 2015. Between 2003 and 2011 he was part of the PSSRU team commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate extra care housing schemes supported by the Extra Care Housing Fund, and was a member of the University of Sheffield/PSSRU team that developed the EVOLVE tool for the evaluation and assessment of extra care housing design, funded by the EPSRC.

Since 2012 he has been working with colleagues from the Universities of Bristol and Worcester, Housing and Care 21 and the Housing Learning and Improvement Network on the Adult Social Services Environments and Settings (ASSET) and the Provision of Social Care in Extra Care Housing (ECHO) studies, which were funded by the Department of Health’s NIHR School for Social Care Research to explore the provision and delivery of adult social care in housing with care schemes in England.

Robin Darton's Publications

Journal Articles

Journal Article

Length of stay of of residents and patients in residential and nursing homes for elderly people (1994)

Darton R

Research, Policy and Planning 12, 3, 18-24

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Journal Article

Residential care as an alternative to long-stay hospital: a cost-effectiveness evaluation of two pilot projects (1994)

Knapp M, Cambridge P, Thomason C, Beecham J, Allen C, Darton R

International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 9, 4, 297-304

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Journal Article

Changes in the provision of long-stay care, 1970-1990 (1993)

Darton R, Wright K

Health and Social Care in the Community 1, 1, 11-25

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Journal Article

Case management in the care of the aged: the provision of care in different settings (1992)

Challis D, Chesterman J, Darton R, Traske K

Johoshiryoshitsu Dayori [Bulletin of the Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Information Centre] , 21-26

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Evaluación de una alternativa al hospital de larga estancia para pacientes débiles: II. Costes y eficacia (1991)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

Revista de Gerontologia 1, 3-4, 191-199

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Evaluación de una alternativa al hospital de larga estancia para pacientes ancianos débiles: I. El modelo de asistencia (1991)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

Revista de Gerontologia 1, 3-4, 182-190

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An evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly patients: Part 2. Costs and effectiveness (1991)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

Age and Ageing 20, 4, 245-254

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Journal Article

An evaluation of an alternative to long-stay hospital care for frail elderly patients: Part I. The model of care (1991)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

Age and Ageing 20, 4, 236-244

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Journal Article

The distribution of 2x2 unit normal determinants (1985)

Missiakoulis S, Darton R

The American Statistician 39, 3, 241

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Journal Article

The cost of residential care for the elderly: the effects of dependency, design and social environment (1984)

Darton R, Knapp M

Ageing and Society 4, 2, 157-183

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Survey of residential accommodation for the elderly (1981)

Darton R, McCoy P

Clearing House for Local Authority Social Services Research (University of Birmingham) , 2, 23-44

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Journal Article

Rotation in factor analysis (1980)

Darton R

The Statistician 29, 3, 167-194

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Journal Article

Training in the Hospital Specialties in Britain in 1975 (1979)

Parkhouse J, Darton R

British Medical Journal 10 March, 1, 670-672

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Books

Book

Care Homes for Older People: Volume 2. Admissions, Needs and Outcomes. The 1995/96 National Longitudinal Survey of Publicly-Funded Admissions (2001)

Bebbington A, Darton R, Netten A

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Care Homes for Older People: Volume 1. Facilities, Residents and Costs (2001)

Netten A, Bebbington A, Darton R, Forder J

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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Book

Demand for Long-Term Care: Projections of Long-Term Care Finance for Elderly People (1998)

Wittenberg R, Pickard L, Comas-Herrera A, Davies B, Darton R

Personal Social Services Research Unit, University of Kent at Canterbury, London School of Economics and University of Manchester

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Book

Care Management and Health Care of Older People: The Darlington Community Care Project (1995)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

Ashgate

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Book

Care in the Community: Challenge and Demonstration (1992)

Knapp M, Cambridge P, Thomason C, Beecham J, Allen C, Darton R

Ashgate

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Supporting Frail Elderly People at Home: The Darlington Community Care Project (1990)

Challis D, Darton R, Johnson L, Stone S, Traske K

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Book

Private and Voluntary Residential and Nursing Homes in Canterbury and Thanet (1990)

Darton R

Personal Social Services Research Unit

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