My clinical and research interests are in primary care paediatrics, specifically common childhood infection, vaccine preventable infection, the early diagnosis of serious disease and clinical trials in children. I lead a five year NIHR programme grant to study the early use of antibiotics in ‘at risk’ children with influenza. Within this grant there are a number of potential nested projects involving clinical trial, qualitative, microbiological, health economic and clinical prediction rules research.
Primary Care for the Developing World
Infectious Diseases Research Group
Paediatric Research Group
MB ChB MSc FRCGP FRCPCH
Professor of Primary Care; Director of Graduate Studies
- Fellow of St Hugh's College
- Deputy Chairman of Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation
- GMC Council member
I am a Professor of Primary Care in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. I graduated from Birmingham University Medical School in 1983. Following hospital training in paediatrics and vocational training in general practice I became a Principal in General Practice at Morland House Surgery in Wheatley, Oxfordshire in 1990 where I continue to practice as senior partner. After completing an epidemiology MSc at the London School of Hygeine and Topical Medicine I was appointed to a University Lecturership in General Practice in 2001 and a Governing Body Fellowship of St Hugh’s College in 2002.
I was appointed Director of Graduate Studies for the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in September 2017
I have been the GP member of the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation since 2006 and am Chairman of the adolescent sub-committee. I was appointed to GMC Council in 2017. I am an editorial advisor for the British Medical Journal series ‘Easily Missed?