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School members:

The School for Primary Care Research is a partnership between the Universities of Bristol, Exeter,  Keele, Manchester, Nottingham, Oxford, Queen Mary University of London, Southampton and University College London.

SPCR Board members:

The Director of the School is Professor Christian Mallen,  Head of School of Medicine, Keele University

Dr Georgina FletcherAssistant Director, School for Primary Care Research, Keele University

 

Reprensatives from each Member sit on the Board. Use the tabs below to read more about each Member and their Board Members.

Centre for Academic Primary Care - University of Bristol

The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPCat the University of Bristol is one of the leading centres of academic primary care in the UK, and internationally known as a centre of excellence for research.  It has been a member of the SPCR since its inception in 2006.  

CAPC aims to provide high quality evidence to address some of the most important health challenges relating to NHS primary care, and to generate knowledge that is accessible and useful to academics, commissioners, clinicians, service providers, voluntary sector and the public. 

CAPC has over 100 staff membersincluding academic GPs and primary health care scientists with expertise in statistics, qualitative methods, health economicsrandomised controlled trials, realist evaluations and systematic reviewingProjects often involve collaboration with other departments. Locally we collaborate with colleagues at the University of the West of England, Bath University, ARC West, the dental school, and the eye hospital.

SPCR Board Members

John Macleod

Katrina Turner

Reseach Support Manager

Nancy Horlick

Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care - University of Exeter

The Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) is an established centre of excellence for primary care research and education based within the University of Exeter Medical School. With a strong track-record in collaborative, impact-focused, multidisciplinary and innovative research, the work of APEx informs and responds to international, national and local priorities. APEx brings together primary care researchers, healthcare professionals and educators, and the infrastructure to interact with partners in the NHS, wider health and social care system, voluntary sector and industry.

APEx seeks to maintain and grow a dynamic community across professional groups (e.g. GPs, nurses, physiotherapists, other allied health professions) and academic disciplines (e.g. statistics, psychology, social sciences, health economics) relevant to primary care research and education and does this partly through a dynamic training programme involving undergraduate and taught postgraduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and those combining clinical and research roles.

SPCR Board Members

John Campbell

Sallie Lamb

Reseach Support Manager

Sara Hayes

School of Medicine - Keele University

The School of Medicine at Keele University provides an inclusive, dynamic research and training environment committed to open science and research integrity. We attract, retain, and develop a talented and diverse research workforce. Our teams are supported by a strong research and implementation infrastructure, integrated clinical partnerships, patient and public involvement, and (inter)national collaborations, in order to accelerate early adoption of best evidence into policy and practice, and of methodological innovation into research application. 

We lead the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and host an NIHR accredited Clinical Trials Unit, and a dedicated Impact Accelerator Unit (IAU). Our designated IAU works together with research teams to push the pace of translating research findings into tangible benefits for patients, clinicians, and the NHS. Based on our internationally recognised research in pain and arthritis, we are a EULAR Centre of Excellence and have been recognised as the Primary Care Centre of Excellence Versus Arthritis. Current NIHR, Wellcome and Versus Arthritis grants to the School amount to over £25 million.  

SPCR Board Member

Danielle van der Windt

Reseach Support Manager

Philippa Bailey

Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research - University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is the largest, single-site university in the UK. Our primary care research is cross-disciplinary and broad in its focus, addressing the over-arching research question: ‘How can we safely manage and improve the health of an aging population in primary care?’  

Capacity building is critical to our mission, and we are keen to support those interested in either qualitative or quantitative research methodologies. Applicants will join a network of researchers studying a broad range of issues affecting primary care. Our membership of the School for Primary Care Research brings together the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research and the Drug Usage and Pharmacy Practice Research Group, reflecting the increasing need for inter-disciplinary collaboration in the delivery of primary care services.  

SPCR Board Members

Katherine Checkland

Darren Ashcroft

Reseach Support Manager

Rita Chow

Division of Primary Care - University of Nottingham

We are one of the foremost primary care centres in the UK, with 82% of our research judged as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. We are a multi-disciplinary unit of over 130 people, including practicing GPs, other health professionals, psychologists, statisticians, research and support staff.  

SPCR Board Members

Joe Kai

Nadeem Qureshi

Reseach Support Manager

Amy Bourton

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences- University of Oxford

We conduct high impact multi-disciplinary research. This has been recognised in the Research Excellence Framework, where Oxford was ranked top for the quality of our research, its infrastructure, and the impact we make on the world. We are able to do this because we are well supported by genuinely helpful research infrastructure and have an excellent training programme for clinicians and other scientists.  

This inter-disciplinary department is home to clinicians, clinical epidemiologists, medical statisticians, social scientists and psychologists, working collaboratively on programmes to improve health and healthcare. Being a large department means we work hard at being a friendly one and are confident that we succeed. We ensure our department has progressive employment policies that value the careers of all our team and we are proud that we hold an Athena Swan silver award and are working towards gold. We aim to develop the careers of our early and mid-career scientists and to provide opportunities to form productive collaborations and develop high-level content and methodological expertise, which will enable all our team to grow their careers as scientists. 

SPCR Board Members

Richard McManus

Geoff Wong

Reseach Support Manager

Tracey Greyvenstein

Centre for Primary Care - Queen Mary University of London

The Centre for Primary Care is one of five research centres in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health (WIPH). TheCentre for Primary Care encompasses the work of the Primary Care Unit and the Clinical Effectiveness Group.   

The Primary Care Unitbrings together expert teams to carry out research into the environment, asthma and infection, multiple long-term conditions, and the complexities of everyday experience, healthcare interactions and working practices. Their work uses a wide range of methods including qualitative and mixed methods, natural experiments, modelling, intervention development and assessment, and research synthesis.  

The Clinical Effectiveness Group (CEG) uses primary care health data for research, with a particular interest in reducing health inequalities and improving population health. The unit provides analyses, clinical tools, guidance and expertise to NHS primary care teams across North East London and leads the Wellcome Trust PhD programme ‘Health Data in Practice’. CEG is a founding member of the Discovery Data Service, which integrates data from GPs, hospitals and community settings in near real-time.  

SPCR Board Members

Chris Griffiths

Stephanie Taylor

Reseach Support Manager

Juliet Henderson

Primary Care Research Centre - University of Southampton

Southampton Primary Care Research Centre (PCRC) is world-leading centre of excellence for research on issues of relevance to primary care, offering a wide spectrum of expertise in methodologies and a remarkable range of topic areas. We are located on the South Coast with the New Forest and sea on our doorstep and easy access to Winchester, Salisbury, London and the South West.  

87% of our research was rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ in REF 2014 and we have a track record of developing and trialling effective interventions for patients and clinicians, that improve patient care. 

PCRC is part of the School of Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education in the Faculty of Medicine and has strong links with Public Health with many shared research interests. We contribute to and have close collaborations with Health Psychology, Health Sciences, and NIHR RDS, CTU, and BRCs 

SPCR Board Members

Paul Little

Hazel Everitt

Reseach Support Manager

Jane Cousins

Jo Kelly

 

Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health - Univercity College London

The Research Department of Primary Care and Population Health at UCL is part of the Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care and is headed by Prof Fiona StevensonWe undertake world-leading research in primary care, addressing the management and prevention of disease in high-priority areas of health. We deliver high-quality teaching in primary care and population health in a range of health and community settings. 

Our goals are to: 

  • Undertake excellent research that is clinically relevant and impacts on health and wellbeing; 

  • Provide excellent teaching in primary care, population health and research methods; 

  • Strengthen the discipline of primary care through leadership in research, teaching and clinical practice; 

  • Work in partnership with service users, practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders to increase the impact of our research, teaching and innovation on health and health care systems; 

  • Foster professional development to enable everyone to reach their full potential. 

SPCR Board Members

Kate Walters

Fiona Stevenson

Reseach Support Manager

Jeshma Mehta