Research in the Division of Primary Care
Our research aims to improve the effectiveness of primary health care and the health of individuals and communities.
Postgraduate Research Opportunities
Primary Care Research Groups
|Biobehavioural Approaches to Health
Examines how treating both the patient and their disease can improve health and healthcare.
|Injury Epidemiology and Prevention
||To study the epidemiology and prevention of injuries in all age groups, including preventing falls in older people and injuries in childhood, measuring the longer term impact of injuries and evaluating interventions to prevent injury and injury-related disability.
|Medicine Safety and Effective Healthcare Research
||To influence policy and practice so that effective interventions to improve patient safety are rolled out across the health service.
|Primary Care Epidemiology
Undertakes large scale research into the epidemiology of diseases, the safety of commonly prescribed drugs and are also involved with the development validation and implementation of risk prediction tools.
|Primary Care Stratified Medicine (PRISM)
To better identify people, or groups of people at risk of disease, or more likely to respond to an intervention or treatment. We achieve this using innovative research methodology, such as, applying advances in genomics or data science. We also research how to stratify healthcare in ‘real life’ clinical practice with patients, their GPs and other community healthcare settings to achieve “the right treatment at the right time” for all individuals.
|Smoking in Pregnancy
||To develop and test methods for helping pregnant women to stop smoking and to prevent relapse back to smoking after childbirth.