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- Senior Clinical Lecturer
- Primary Care & Population Health
- Institute of Epidemiology & Health
- Faculty of Population Health Sciences
My main research interests are in primary care epidemiology and trials of complex interventions in primary care. I am currently working on a series of epidemiological studies in the fields of disease risk/prevention, mental health, older people and health inequalities. Many of these studies are using large primary care databases, GPRD/THIN. I am also working on the development and RCTs of complex interventions in primary care, in particular in the fields of disease prevention, older people and primary care mental health. Current examples include developing interventions to promote well-being in later life (funded by MRC LLHW Phase3), an NIHR Programme grant to develop and test assertive management of cardio-vascular disease risk in people with severe mental illnesses, Problem-Solving Treatment for people newly registered with visual impairment and I am the UCL lead for the 'Ageing Well' programme in the NIHR School of Public Health Research. I am an 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 .
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 22 registered PhD students. I am currently personally supervising 5 PhD students.
|2009||PhD||Doctor of Philosophy||University College London|
|2002||MSc||Master of Science||London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine|
|2001||MMed||Master of Medicine||University of Dundee|
|1997||MRCGP||Member of the Royal College of General Practioners||Royal College of General Practioners|
|1992||BMBS||Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery||University of Nottingham|
|1990||BMEDSCI||Bachelor of Medical Science||University of Nottingham|