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GP and Clinical Senior Lectuer in Primary Care


I am a GP and Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Primary Care and Health Services Research. My roles include:

  • Princpal Investigator for the NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Programme study: Apply Systems Thinking to enhance recovery after acute kidney injury (ASTERAKI)
  • Co-Lead and Board member for the NIHR Manchester School for Primary Care Research 
  • Co-Lead for the NIHR Greater Manchester Patient Safety Research Collaboration Developing Safer Health and Care Systems Theme
  • Co-Lead for the NIHR Manchester Integrated Academic Training (IAT) Programme

Other roles include:

  • NHS England Renal Services Transformation Programme: Lead for Post-AKI care working group, AKI workstream (2021-)
  • National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, Specialist Committe Member for Acute Kidney Injury Quality Standard (2022-23)


Research interests

Aligned with my programme of research focused on patient safety and kidney health, I am interested in addressing the 'second translational gap' between clinical research and healthcare delivery. In particular, through multidisciplinary research I am interested in supporting the development of an evidence base that takes into account multimorbidity in the delivery of care for people living with long-term conditions. As a member of the Long-Term Conditions research theme at the Centre for Primary Care, my research considers the practise of minimally disruptive medicine in both research design and delivery of care.

I currently chief investigator for a randomised controlled trial evaluating a complex self-management intervention aimed at improving outcomes for patients with stage 3 chronic kidney disease. This study forms a key element of the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research (CLAHRC) for Greater Manchester, which aims to improve the quality of vascular care for people with vascular diseases.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Fellow ad eundum gradum, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

Member of Think Kidneys Programme Board 2014-

Member of RCGP Kidney Care Clinical Priority Programme 2013-2016


1993 Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

1997 Diploma in Child Health, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow.

1999 Certificate of Prescribed Experience, The Joint Committee on Postgraduate Training for General Practice, United Kingdom.

1999 Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, United Kingdom. Pass with Distinction

2004 Masters in Health and Community Research, The University of Manchester.
Pass with Distinction

2010 PhD School of Medicine, The University of Manchester

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


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