Personal profile


I’m an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research and a practicing GP. My research interests include:

  • Continuity of care
  • Health care co-ordination
  • Patient access to health care
  • The relationship between people, technology and health care systems
  • Management of risk by clinicians
  • Medical and research ethics
  • Overdiagnosis and over-medicalisation


I finished my medical degree in 2005 at Newcastle University and I qualified as a GP in 2012. I initially worked as a GP in the Northeast of England before relocating to Western Australia. After returning to the UK in 2016 I became involved in research at the University of Manchester. I was an NIHR In-Practice Fellow from 2017-2019 before doing a PhD funded by THIS Institute which examined continuity of care in extended access primary care. I completed my PhD in 2023 and was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer. Alongside my research, I still work as a GP 2 days a week in the Peak District.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

GMC Registered General Practitioner

Senior Ethics Advisor and Member of Editorial Board of the BJGP Open

Member of the NIHR Health and Social Care Delivery Research (HSDR) funding committee

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


  • continuity of care
  • co-ordination
  • Access to Health Care
  • Risk Management
  • Relationships
  • over diagnosis


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