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Supervision and teaching

I actively engage in supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I take a prominent role in supporting undergraduate medical students within the Department. I have acted as educational supervisor for final year students, placement supervisor for students doing special study modules in the Department and jointly overseeing The Final Honour School of Medical Sciences placements in our Department.

I am a supervisor on the MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare program. I have overseen students completing their MSc thesis as well as advised students on the course at pre-dissertation level.

I currently am also co-supervising a DPhil student within the Department.

My connections

Kamal R. Mahtani


NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice

  • Deputy Director Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Director MSc EBHC Systematic Review
  • Clinical Editor Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group
  • Lead Tutor for EBM, Graduate Entry Medical course
  • Member (Cohort 7) International Primary Care Research Leadership Programme
  • Fellow of Kellogg College
  • Deputy Chair NIHR HTA Primary Care, Community, Preventative Interventions panel

I am an NHS GP, NIHR Clinical Lecturer, and Deputy Director at the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.

My main activities are divided between providing direct clinical care to patients, research, and teaching.

As a researcher, my main focus is on evidence synthesis and the acquisition and generation of high-quality evidence that can support and underpin clinical practice and policy. Pivotal to this is the transparent availability of all data, and for that reason, I am a supporter of the AllTrials campaign. I am the lead author on a number of Cochrane and non-Cochrane systematic reviews.

I have experience in clinical trials, clinical database analysis, and qualitative research. I am a Principal Investigator and co-investigator on a number of current projects. 

I also take an interest in how medical evidence is presented to patients and the public through social and traditional media.

As deputy director of the CEBM, I am involved with supporting the Centre in its research, methodology, and teaching of evidence-based medicine.

I work collaboratively with other researchers at a local, national and international level.

Some of my current activities include being the deputy director of the International Primary Care Leadership program, Clinical Lead for Oxford AHSN Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowship program, and deputy chair of the NIHR Primary Care, Community, and Preventive Interventions Panel (PCCPI).

In 2016 I was awarded the RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter award for outstanding new researcher.

I also blog for the CEBM and occasionally on the BMJ

I remain a GP based at a busy east Oxford city practice.


I have received funding to conduct research from the NHS National Institute for Health Research. I have also had funding from the RCGP to conduct independent research. I am also a voluntary (unpaid) member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Physical Activity and Lifestyle clinical priority steering committee. I have no other COI to declare.