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This PhD programme will fund five clinical PhDs per year for five years. The students will be hosted across the consortium. The Consortium is led by Queen Mary University of London, its members are all nine current members of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research (SPCR)  and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. Students will typically be based in the institution of their primary supervisor.


Emma Ladds

Emma Ladds - University of Oxford

Project Title:  What is the role of the therapeutic relationship in ‘modern’ General Practice?

Sarah Moore

Sarah Moore - University of Exeter

Project Title:   How would the refinement of urgent cancer referral criteria, by the inclusion of demographics, comorbidities and other covariates affect numbers of patients eligible for referral and their outcomes?

Pushpa Nair

Pushpa Nair - University College London

Project Title: Exploring person-centered care, care environments and care planning for people with dementia from South Asian backgrounds in the UK. 

Lucy Potter

Lucy Potter - University of Bristol

Project title: The Connection Study: Improving access to primary care for people with severe and multiple disadvantages

Hannah Wardman

Hannah Wardman - University of Manchester

Project Title:   Improving the diagnosis and management of suspected IgE and non- IgE mediated food allergy in primary care


Charlotte Morris

Charlotte Morris - University of Manchester

Project Title:  Understanding and addressing socio-economic inequality within the quality and safety of care and outcomes for people living with dementia.

Bethany Bareham

Anna SeeleyUniversity of Oxford

Project Title:  Optimising cardioprotective medications in those living with frailty

Bethany Bareham

Tom Kallis -  University of Exeter

Project Title:  PPhoCUs: Polypharmacy, Pharmacists and Clinical Uncertainty. Exploring the role of primary care pharmacists making person centred decisions in the thickets of polypharmacy and clinical uncertainty.

Jessica Carter, PhD Cohort 2 Queen Mary University of London

Jessica Carter -  Queen Mary University of London

Project Title:  Health Catch-UP! Transforming the delivery of infectious diseases screening for at-risk migrant patients in primary care

Sadaf Qureshi

Sadaf Qureshi -  University of Nottingham

Project Title:  The use of pharmacogenomics testing to guide prescribing in the UK primary care setting: mixed methods investigation to explore its potential in everyday clinical practice.