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Prof Irwin Nazareth
Dept Primary Care & Population Health, UCL Royal Free Site
Rowland Hill Street
  • Professor of Primary Care and Population Science
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

He started working at the UCL in 1990 as a Sir Jules Thorne Research Fellow and then as a MRC funded fellow. He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1995 and Professor in 2002 at UCL. He was seconded to be the Director of the MRC General Practice Research Framework from 2005 to 2012. He is a part time general practitioner at the Keats Group Practice in Hampstead which has a strong focus on research.

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Research Summary

He has a wide range of clinical research interests and has over the years obtained funding from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, BUPA, Cancer Research UK and the National Institute of Health Research for translational clinical research activities. His primary research includes: the physical and psychological management of people with schizophrenia; the epidemiology and the prevention of depression in primary care prior to its onset; help seeking behaviour of people with depression and unexplained medical symptoms such as dizziness in the community; the epidemiology and presentations of sexual dysfunction in primary care; the evaluation of interventions designed to change professionals' clinical behaviour in primary care so as to assist the implementation of research results to clinical practice; the evaluation of health service interventions designed to improve continuity of care in people with cancer; the evaluation of interventions designed to change individuals' health behaviour with respect to smoking and weight management and the evaluation of of complex intervention for the treatment of mental disorders in general practice. His methodological research interests include systematic reviews and meta analyses; the effects of participants' preferences in randomised trials; the design and conduct of randomised trials of complex interventions and the use of large clinical databases such as GPRD (now CPRD) and THIN for epidemiological, aetiological and health service research. He is also the Director of PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit which focuses on the design, conduct and analyses of randomised trials on primary care and mental health. His international research interests extend to current research on depression in Europe funded by the European Commission, primary care research in deprived areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa supported by the British Council and the Sir Halley Stewart Charitable Trust and collaboration with the Public Health Foundation of India funded by the Wellcome Trust on evaluation of chronic diseases in primary care. 

Teaching Summary

Doctoral supervision of PhDs in Primary care and Mental health and Post doctoral supervisions of reserach programmes

Academic Background
2004 FEL Fellowship – General Practice Royal College of General Practioners
1997 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Clinical Medicine London
1989 MRCGP Member of the Royal College of General Practioners – General Practice Royal College of General Practioners
1988 DRCOG Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists – Obstetrics and Gynaecology Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
1985 LRCP Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians – Clinical Medicine To be updated
1984 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery – Clinical Medicine  
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