Group Lead Group Lead

Activities and ethos of the group Activities and ethos of the group

The Health Services & Primary Care Research group seeks to improve the quality of health care in the UK and other countries, and identify health technologies and ways of delivering them that are effective, efficient, equitable and acceptable. Interests include trials of innovative interventions in primary care, and epidemiological analysis of large datasets to identify opportunities to improve population health. We are also interested in the interface between patient preferences and evidence based health care, and on how context affects health care decisions. 

key areas of research key areas of research

  • Multimorbidity, polypharmacy and integration of chronic disease management
  • Large scale pragmatic randomised trials of non-pharmaceutical interventions
  • Large population cohort studies and database analyses
  • Qualitative research with a focus on patient enablement
  • Global Burden of Disease
  • Fluid intake in care homes
  • Primary care in low and middle income countries
  • Causal inference and effect estimation with observational data

researchers researchers

Max Bachmann (Professor of Health Services Research)

Lee Hooper (Reader in Research Synthesis and Nutrition)

Amanda Howe (Professor of Primary Care)

Charlotte Salter (Senior Lecturer in Health and Communication)

Nicholas Steel (Professor of Public Health)

Andrea Stockl (Lecturer in the Sociology and Anthropology of Medicine)

Secondary Affiliation

Garry Barton (Professor of Health Economics)

Allan Clark (Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics)

Ruth Hancock (Professor of Economics of Health and Welfare)

Yoon Loke (Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology)

Lee Shepstone (Professor of Medical Statistics)

Fujian Song (Professor in Research Synthesis)

Ann Marie Swart (Professor of Medicine (Epidemiology))

Jennifer Whitty (Professor of Health Economics)

(Senior) Fellows and Research Associates

Alice Dalton (Senior Research Associate)

Liz Lenaghan (Research Fellow)

Jamie Murdoch (Research Advisor)

David Turner (Senior Research Fellow in Health Economics)


Emily Clark (CLAHRC GP Fellow)

Alice Shiner (CLAHRC GP Fellow)


Serge Engamba (Academic Clinical Fellow in Primary Care)

Sarah Gentry (Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health)

Tara Gillam (Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health)

Sarah James (Academic Fellow in Public Health)