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- Senior Clinical Lecturer
- Primary Care & Population Health
- Institute of Epidemiology & Health
- Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
I am Director of the Centre for Ageing & Population Studies, UCL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research-groups-themes/age-stud-pub
My main research interests are in ageing, primary care epidemiology and trials of complex interventions in primary care and community settings. This includes both epidemiological studies and complex interventions in the fields of health and well-being for older people, disease risk/prevention, mental health and health inequalities. Examples include developing and testing complex interventions to promote well-being and maintain independence in later life in primary care and community settings (funded by MRC and the NIHR HTA), an NIHR Programme grant to develop and test assertive management of cardio-vascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses and I am the UCL lead for the 'Ageing Well' programme in the NIHR School of Public Health Research. I am a clinical adviser for the NIHR Research Design Service London and the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a Trialist with PRIMENT UK-CRC Registered Clinical Trials Unit, which specialises in trials of complex interventions in primary care and mental health settings. In addition to my research I am a practicing General Practitioner in North London.
I have a background in Medical Education and an ongoing interest in educational research. I continue to be involved in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I am the Departmental Graduate Tutor for the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, which has 28 registered PhD students. I am currently personally supervising 7 PhD students in ageing and mental health fields.
|2009||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology||University College London|
|2002||MSc||Master of Science – Epidemiology||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|2001||MMed||Master of Medicine – Medical Education||University of Dundee|
|1997||MRCGP||Member of the Royal College of General Practioners – General Practice||Royal College of General Practioners|
|1992||BMBS||Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery – Medicine/Surgery||University of Nottingham|
|1990||BMEDSCI||Bachelor of Medical Science – Public Health and Epidemiology||University of Nottingham|