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A number of SPCR researchers were recognised for their outstanding contributions to clinical and applied healthcare research in the 2018 NIHR Senior Investigators competition.

The sixth annual competition saw the following NEW appointments:

Tony Avery, Dean at the University of Nottingham's Medical School

Tim Coleman, Professor of Primary Health Care, University of Nottingham

Carl Heneghan, Professor of Primary Health Care, Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Paul Aveyard, Professor of Primary Care, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Susan Jebb, Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics, NDPCHS, University of Oxford


Chris Salisbury, Professor of Primary Health Care, Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol

Irwin Nazareth, Professor of Primary Care and Population Sciences, UCL

Louise Robinson, Professor in Primary Care and Ageing, Newcastle University

Andrew Farmer, Professor and Lecturer, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Nadine Foster, NIHR Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care, Keele University

Elaine Hay, Professor and Director, Arthritis Research UK, Primary Care Centre, Keele University


Richard Hobbs, Head of Department and SPCR Director, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Paul Little, Professor of Primary Care Research, Community Clinical Science Division, University of Southampton

Trisha Greenhalgh, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

David Mant, Emeritus Professor of General Practice, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Anne Rogers, Professor of Health Systems Implementation, University of Southampton

Sue Ziebland, Reader in Qualitative Health Research, NDPCHS, University of Oxford

Jonathan Mant, Professor of Primary Care Research, Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge