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Supervision and teaching

I actively engage in supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I am currently supervising two DPhil students within the Department (Nik Bobrovitz, Georgia Richards)

I am a supervisor on the MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare program. I have overseen over 10 students completing their MSc thesis as well as advised students on the course at pre-dissertation 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.

Kamal R. Mahtani


GP & Clinical Scientist

  • Senior Clinical Research Fellow
  • Director, MSc EBHC (Systematic Reviews)
  • Deputy Director, Centre for Evidence Based Medicine
  • Co-Director, International Primary Care Leadership program
  • Chair, NIHR HTA Primary Care panel
  • GP (NHS Oxfordshire CCG)
  • Fellow, Kellogg College

I have been involved in clinical academic primary care for over 10 years. Upon completion of my medical training, I obtained back to back clinical academic training programmes/fellowships including an academic foundation programme in primary care, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship and NIHR Clinical Lecturer awards in General Practice. I am currently the Deputy Director of the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine and remain a practising GP in East Oxford.


I am a principal investigator with interests that focus on increasing the translation of clinical evidence into improved patient care. In particular, I am interested in increasing the uptake of evidence based health technologies in primary care. This interest extends to how primary care is delivered to support both patients and clinicians. Recent research has focused on optimising the management of patients needing oral anticoagulants. Current activities also include co-supervising a DPhil student who is identifying and prioritising interventions to prevent unplanned hospital admissions.

I utilise a breadth of methodologies to support my research outputs. I have extensive experience in the synthesis of evidence. I also have methodological experience in clinical trials, qualitative research, studies using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and meta-epidemiology (research on research).

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

I am a member of the Catalogue of Bias team.

My work was recognised nationally by the 2016 RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher.

A list of my publications can be found here.

Teaching and training

I am the Director of the MSc Evidence Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews). I am also the lead tutor of the Complex Reviews MSc module, which seeks to provide training in the broader forms of evidence synthesis.  I co-lead the Knowledge into Action module which explores the ways in which research evidence is used to inform clinical care and policymaking. 

I am the lead tutor on the internationally renowned Teaching Evidence Based Medicine course.

I am also the lead tutor for EBM teaching in the Graduate Entry Medical School.

I am the Deputy Director of the International Primary Care Leadership program, which seeks to support future leaders in primary care research. I am also the Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowship program developing and supporting clinical leaders across the Thames Valley.

Other activities

I also occasionally write a blog for the CEBM and the BMJ on topics related to evidence based medicine that may be of interest to members of the public and fellow researchers.


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.