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Prof Greta Rait
Dept of Primary Care and Population Health, UCL Medical Scho
Upper Third Floor, Royal Free Campus
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  • Clinical Professor of Primary Care and Health Services Research
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Current Position:

I am Joint Director Priment Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), and UCL Co-Lead for the NIHR Research Design Service. Priment CTU is a cross faculty collaboration and runs trials in a range of mental health, primary care and community settings (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/priment). I am Professor in Primary Care at PCPH, which is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. In addition I am a research theme lead and Academy Lead for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCL. I maintain my clinical role as a general practitioner in London and previously was a clinical lead within Islington CCG. 


I trained in Manchester, where I completed my clinical general practice training there. I gained a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. My MD was a project on screening for mental health disorders in older people from ethnic minority backgrounds. I spent some time working with the MRC General Practice Research Framework. I became Deputy Director of PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit in 2011. 

Research Summary

I am a methodological expert in designing and delivering on primary care trials of complex interventions and am Joint Director Priment Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). In addition I have an epidemiological portfolio, working with electronic health records, in particular primary care data. 

Within this methodological expertise, my subject expertise covers two key areas: dementia and infections. Current dementia research includes examining dementia risk, diagnostic and post-diagnostic support (PRIDEM; Funder: Alzheimer Society)

Research supervision

I have 6 PhD students, with 10 completions to date. I supervise students in areas of primary care  and community research. I also mentor post doctoral fellows. 


Teaching Summary

I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority. I supervise ECRs and staff to develop new modules and deliver short courses. I oversee the delivery of education in clinical trials and research methods at PRIMENT CTU.  I have developed teaching materials on research methods, particularly systematic reviews and trials.  

I supervised an international educational research PhD (general practice and medical education) based in Brazil and the UK.  

01-OCT-2015 Reader in Primary Care Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health University College London, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2001   Doctor of Medicine University of Manchester
1995   Member of the Royal College of General Practioners  
    ATQ03 - Recognised by the HEA as a Fellow  
2002   Master of Science London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
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