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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 and was the Head of Department of  Primary Care and Population Health at UCL from 2006-2015.  He is currently the Chair of the Health Education England and NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship Committee and is also a member of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Commissioned Research Board and the Indian Alliance Wellcome Trust Department of Business and Technology Board.  He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and part time general practitioner at the Keats Group Practice in Hampstead which has a strong focus on research.

Research Summary

Irwin Nazareth’s research interests include the physical health of people with psychological disorders; the prevention and management of depression and unexplained medical symptoms such as dizziness and sexual dysfunction in primary care; the evaluation of interventions on the implementation of research in clinical practice and those designed to change individuals' health behaviour especially smoking and weight management.  His methodological expertise is in the design and conduct of systematic reviews; randomised trials of complex interventions and the use of large clinical databases such CPRD and THIN for epidemiological, aetiological and health service research.  He has over the years secured funding from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, The European Commission and the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) for these programmes of research.  He is currently the Director of the PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit that has a large portfolio of randomised trials on primary care and mental health. His international research interests include research on primary care and mental health in Europe, India, South Africa and China.      

Teaching Summary

Doctoral supervision of PhDs in Primary Care and Mental Health and Post doctoral supervision of research 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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