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Richard McManus


Professor of Primary Care

  • NIHR Senior Investigator
  • General Practitioner
  • Governing Body Fellow, Green Templeton College

Richard McManus held four consecutive NHS/NIHR National Research Fellowships (DRF-Professorship, 2001-18) and was awarded an NIHR Senior Investigator Award in 2019 (renewed 2023). His main research interests are in the prevention of cardiovascular disease including following hypertensive pregnancy, in the context of multiple long term conditions and when deprescribing may be appropriate.

He is Chief Investigator on an NIHR Programme Grant around Postnatal Self-Management of Blood Pressure following Pregnancy Hypertension and leads the self-management theme of the Oxford Thames Valley ARC. He is Chief investigator of the OSCAR study assessing the impact of structured medication reviews in the NHS. He is joint Chief Investigator of the OPTIMISE2 trial assessing deprescribing antihypertensives in the over 75s. He is recognised internationally for his work on self-monitoring and self-management of hypertension and leads a  consortium curating 25 datasets which form an individual patient data meta-analysis of self-monitoring of hypertension. He is a Governing Body Fellow at Green Templeton College having previously been the Dean and Welfare Dean.

He chairs the Blood Pressure Monitoring Working Party of the British Hypertension Society and has provided expert advice to NICE (2011 & 2019 Hypertension Guideline) and the European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (2018 & 2024 European Hypertension Guidelines). He leads Oxford’s input into the School for Primary Care Research and chairs the NIHR Research Professors Selection Panel. He is chair of the PROMPPT programme steering committee and a member of several TSC/DMCs.