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This is a broad theme incorporating primary health care, population health, and delivery of health care.  Oxford's Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences was rated top in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise.

Researchers in Oxford, particularly in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, provide the evidence-base to underpin primary care practice, particularly the prevention and care of cardiovascular disease (heart disease, diabetes and stroke), infection and diseases of childhood. There is strong methodological focus including evidence-based medicine, monitoring, diagnosis and self-monitoring of long-term illness. The Department of Primary Care Health Sciences hosts a UKCRC registered Clinical Trials Unit; the Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group; the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and the Health Experiences Research Group and other clinical and health services oriented research groups.

A strong and distinctive focus of health research in Oxford is studying health at the population level. The Nuffield Department of Population Health has both a domestic and international focus on population health. This enables identification of the causes of, and risk factors for, disease, which informs strategies to promote health.  Population health research also measures the cost effectiveness and social acceptability of care and services.

Research into health care delivery is becoming increasingly important as costs rise and the population ages. New technology should allow improvements in the quality and safety of patient care at reduced costs. The introduction of such changes, however, needs to be designed and tested in the same way as the introduction of a new drug, providing ample scope for research in the future. The Oxford Health Experiences Institute studies patient and public involvement in research, the patient experience, person centred care delivery, multi-morbidity and e-Health.

Within the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences several projects are underway to improve patient safety and, in a broader context, the Oxford Telemedicine Institute is redesigning patient pathways to take advantage of better information transfer.

Research into healthcare delivery and, healthcare innovation and evaluation is of key focus at The George Institute for Global Health, based at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Supervisors in Primary Care, Clinical Epidemiology, and Health Care Delivery

Fiona Alderdice

Senior Social Scientist, National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

M Sanni Ali

Senior Researcher in Pharmacoepidemiologic Methods

Abtin Alvand

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Knee ...

Daniel C Anthony

Professor of Experimental Neuropathology

Nigel Arden

Professor in Rheumatic Diseases

Jane Armitage

Professor of Clinical Trials and Epidemiology, and Honorary Consultant in ...

Jeffrey K Aronson

Consultant Physician and Clinical Pharmacologist

Sarah Atkinson

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant in Paediatrics and Paediatric ...

Paul Aveyard

Professor of Behavioural Medicine

Colin Baigent

Professor of Epidemiology and Director, MRC PHRU

Clare Bankhead

Associate Professor

Isobel Barnes

Associate Professor

David Beard

Professor of Musculoskeletal and Surgical Science

Derrick Bennett

Associate Professor

Valerie Beral

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology

Roger Blanks

Senior Epidemiologist

Louise Bowman

Professor of Medicine & Clinical Trials, and Honorary Consultant Physician ...

Martin Burton

Joint Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane ENT Disorders Group

Chris Butler

Professor of Primary Care

Dexter Canoy

Clinical Epidemiologist

Andrew Carr

Head of Department

Zhengming Chen

Professor of Epidemiology and Director of China Programmes

Rory Collins

Head of Nuffield Department of Population Health and BHF Professor of Medicine ...

Gary Collins

Interim Director of CSM and Professor of Medical Statistics

Jonathan Cook

Associate Professor

Cyrus Cooper

Professor of Musculoskeletal Science, University of Oxford

Matthew Costa

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery

Helen Dakin

University Research Lecturer

Antonella Delmestri

Lead Health Data Scientist

Terry Dwyer

Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Nuffield Department of Women’s & ...

Klaus Ebmeier

Foundation Chair of Old Age Psychiatry

Mike English

Thomas Fanshawe

Senior Medical Statistician

Andrew Farmer

Professor of General Practice

Vanessa Ferreira

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Sarah Floud

University Research Lecturer and Senior Epidemiologist

Peter Friend

Professor of Transplantation

Dominic Furniss

Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Siôn Glyn-Jones

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Honorary Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Michael Goldacre

Professor of Public Health

Alastair Gray

Professor of Health Economics & Director, HERC

Trish Greenhalgh

Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences

Xavier Griffin

Honorary Departmental Associate Professor of Trauma Surgery

Steve Gwilym

Associate Professor & Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Ashok Handa

Director of Surgical Education

Anthony Harnden

Professor of Primary Care; Director of Graduate Studies

Abdelaali Hassaine

Machine Learning Scientist

Carl Heneghan

Professor of Evidence-Based Medicine

Will Herrington

MRC-Kidney Research UK Professor David Kerr Clinician Scientist

Helen Higham


Michael Hill

Laboratory Scientific Director

Lisa Hinton

Director for Applied Research, Health Experiences Research Group

Julia Hippisley-Cox

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice

Jane Hirst

Senior Fellow in Perinatal Health

Richard Hobbs

Head of Department

Tim Holt

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Kassim Javaid

Associate Professor

Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health

Crispin Jenkinson

Professor of Health Services Research and Director, HSRU

Paul Johnson

Professor of Paediatric Surgery

Andrew Judge

Honorary Departmental Professor

Ed Juszczak

Associate Professor - Director, NPEU Clinical Trials Unit

David Keene

University Research Lecturer

Dominic Kelly

BRC Consultant in Paediatrics and Vaccinology.

Tim Key

Professor of Epidemiology & Deputy Director, CEU

Marian Knight

Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health

Jenny Kurinczuk

Professor of Perinatal Epidemiology & Director, NPEU

Hubert Lam

Associate Professor, Course Director – MSc Global Health Science and ...

Sarah Lamb

OCTRU Co-Director

Chris Lavy

Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic and ...

Michael Lay

Head of Project Information Science

Maria Isabel Leite

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Simon de Lusignan

Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics

Masliza Mahmod

Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine

Kamal R. Mahtani

GP & Associate Professor

Sofia Massa

Senior Statistician

Peter McCulloch

Professor of Surgical Science and Practice

Emily McFadden

Departmental Lecturer and Senior Statistical Epidemiologist

Paul McGale

Medical Statistician

Richard McManus

Professor of Primary Care

David Morley

Senior Research Scientist

David Murray

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Charles Newton

Cheryl & Reece Scott Professor of Psychiatry

Robyn Norton

Acting Executive Director, The George Institute, UK.

David Nunan

Departmental Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow

Jason Oke

Senior Statistician

Antony Palmer

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Jaideep Pandit

Consultant Anaesthetist

Rafael Perera

Director Medical Statistics

Dan Perry

Associate Professor, Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery

Michele Peters

Associate Professor

Stavros Petrou

Academic Research Lead in Health Economics

Frances Platt

Head of Department

Annette Plüddemann

Course Director: MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care

Sir Andrew Pollard

Professor of Paediatric Infection and Immunity

Catherine Pope

Professor of Medical Sociology

John Powell

Professor of Digital Health Care

Daniel Prieto-Alhambra

Professor of Pharmaco- and Device Epidemiology

Maria Quigley

Professor of Statistical Epidemiology

Kazem Rahimi

Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Population Health

Mike Rayner

Professor of Population Health and Director of the World Health Organization ...

Christina Reith

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Sara Ryan

Associate Professor

Paul Salkovskis


Michael Maia Schlussel

Senior Medical Statistician

Laurent Servais

Professor of Paediatric Neuromuscular Diseases

Sara Shaw

Associate Professor

Mark Sheehan

Oxford Biomedical Research Centre Ethics Fellow

James Sheppard

University Research Lecturer

Adrian Smith

Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Studies and Honorary Consultant in ...

Sarah Tonkin-Crine

Senior Researcher & Health Psychologist

Katherine Vallis

Professor of Radiotherapeutics and Radioimaging

Ann Van den Bruel

Associate Professor

Manu Vatish

Professor of Obstetrics

Rafael Pinedo Villanueva

Associate Professor

José Villar

Professor of Perinatal Medicine & Co-Director of the Oxford Maternal and ...

Kay Wang

NIHR Postdoctoral Fellow

Peter Watkinson

Associate Professor of Intensive Care Medicine

Geoff Wong

Associate Professor of Primary Care

Mark Woodward

Professor of Statistics and Epidemiology

Sarah Wordsworth

Professor of Health Economics

Kanmin Xue

Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Career Development Fellow

Nick Yeung

Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience

Sue Ziebland

Professor of Medical Sociology and Co-Director of MS&HERG

Krina Zondervan

Head of Department, Professor of Reproductive & Genomic Epidemiology, ...