General Practitioner / Senior Clinical Lecturer
Medicine, Dentistry and Health
Academic Unit of Medical Education
- Mental health including substance misuse and primary care diagnosis and management of longterm physical co-morbidities
- Respiratory Health of People with serious mental illness including substance misuse
- Musculoskeletal medicine: interventions for knee pain and knee osteoarthritis
I qualified from the University of Manchester in 1986 and became a full time GP partner in 1990 at Woodhouse Health Centre in Sheffield .
Following Masters training in Research methods, IT and Management n Primary and Community Care at AUPMC, I was appointed as a part-time clinical lecturer and Course Director of the Community Attachment Scheme for the undergraduate MBChB course in 1993.
I was awarded a NHS national research grant (Culyer) to set up a research practice in Woodhouse 1999 in order to lead a RCT evaluation of a community based complex physiotherapy intervention for patients undergoing knee replacement. I was also a co-applicant for a 2 year grant to work together with two other local practices as a ‘Designated primary care research team’ in 2001.
These two grants enabled me to gain experience in supporting primary care research capacity building initiatives and career development for health professionals from other primary care disciplines (physiotherapy, administrative, practice nursing and midwifery) as well as GPs in practice.
I undertake research within multidisciplinary (clinical and methodological) teams working across primary and secondary care in the region, within our Faculty and with researchers in ScHARR (Public Health , Health Services Research and CATCH) . I am a member of the ScHARR CATCH (Centre for assitive technologies) network group.