I'm a departmental lecturer and senior researcher at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford and a tutor at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. I'm also a Research Member of Common Room of Kellogg College.
My research interests involve lifestyle medicine, including the role of physical activity and exercise as a preventative and treatment strategy for non-communicable diseases, the use of new technologies in primary care and the effective communication of research evidence to patients and the public.
I also enjoy teaching about evidence based medicine and have enjoyed tutoring people from all over the world including undergraduates, postgraduates and professionals. I am very much enjoying my EBM learning process and am keen to share these experiences with others interested in the topic.
My others passions in life are my family, my dog, friends and my second 'job' - practising and teaching the art of Capoeira.
Would you like to be involved in some of my research?
I am currently running some online surveys mainly for UK audiences. These are related to:
1. Physical activity. This study has been designed to assess how previous and continuing training provides GPs with knowledge and skills for managing lifestyle related disease with physical activity interventions. If you are are GP please take the survey here.
2. Smartphone/tablet health care apps. This study aims to look at current use of smart technology applications (apps) for management of patients care in UK healthcare settings.
If you are a health care professional take the survey here.
If you are a patient take the survey here.