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Professor Ray Fitzpatrick

Professor Ray Fitzpatrick

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Ray Fitzpatrick

BA, MA, MSc, PhD, F Med Sci

Professor of Public Health and Primary Care


Ray Fitzpatrick was appointed University Lecturer in the University of Oxford in 1986, having previously worked in the Department of Neurological Sciences, St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School, followed by Academic Department of Psychiatry, Middlesex Hospital Medical School.  From 1998-2003 he served on the Council of Medical Research Council, and Chair of MRC’s Public Health and Health Services Research Board.  From 1996 he has been Professor of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Oxford.  He served two periods as Head of the University’s Department of Public Health.

 He is Fellow and Dean, Nuffield College, Oxford.  He is currently National Programme Director, NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research.  He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee, Arthritis Research UK.   He is Assistant Director of a Department of Health Policy Research Programme Research Unit (‘Quality and Outcomes of Person Centred Care’ (QORU)).  He is a PI and theme leader of the recently awarded NIHR Oxford Collaboration for Leadership Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC).  The focus of his research is on evaluation of health services, and the use of evidence from patient reported outcomes and measures of health status and patient experience.


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