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Appointment
  • Professor of e-Health and Primary Care
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences
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Research Themes
Research Summary
e-Health Unit - Research programme The e-Health Unit focuses on the use of new information and communication technologies, such as the Internet and video-conferencing, to help people take better care of their health. The original impetus for developing the e-Health unit came from Elizabeth Murray's Department of Health Career Scientist Award (2002 + 07), which was awarded for a programme of research to determine the effect of Interactive Health Communication Applications for people with chronic disease on health outcomes, health service utilisation, and the doctor-patient relationship. To this was subsequently added the e-Health research programme developed by Paul Wallace and funded by the HTA and DH. This includes a series of studies examining the process and outcomes of joint teleconferenced medical consultations (the Virtual Outreach project), and the potential effectiveness of interactive programmes delivering CBT for depression, and motivational and other interventions for excessive alcohol consumption. An early success for the unit was the successful submission of Cicely Kerr for a DH researcher development award (2004 + 08) for a PhD to determine how Internet Interventions benefit people with chronic disease. The unit has subsequently expanded its focus to include health promotion, with an MRC-funded RCT of an on-line programme to help non-dependent heavy drinkers drink less alcohol, and a NoCLoR fellowship to explore the potential of sexual health promotion websites for young people in improving sexual health. For more information on each of our projects, please see our e-Health Unit website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/pcph/research/ehealth/index.htm
Academic Background
  FHEA ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2001 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Medical Education Universiteit Maastricht
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