Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in primary health care and a practising GP. She joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care in January 2015 after previously holding professorships at University College London and Queen Mary University of London. Her past research has covered the evaluation and improvement of clinical services at the primary-secondary care interface, particularly the use of narrative methods to illuminate the illness experience in ‘hard to reach’ groups; the challenges of implementing evidence-based practice (including the study of knowledge translation and research impact); the adoption and use of new technologies (including electronic patient records and assisted living technologies) by both clinicians and patients; and the application of philosophy to clinical practice. Trish is a fellow at Green Templeton College.
Roger Jones is the Founding President of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology and the European Society for Primary Care Gastroenterology. Educated at Oxford and St Thomas, he is Chair of the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and Provost of the South London Faculty of the RCGP, as well as Editor of the British Journal of General Practice. He was Wolfson Professor and head of general practice and primary care at King’s College London School of Medicine from 1993 – 2010, where he was also Dean for Teaching and Dean for External Affairs, and now holds an emeritus position there. Professor Jones has played a leading role in the development of academic general practice in the UK over the last 20 years during which time his main area of research interest has been the epidemiology and management of common gastrointestinal problems in the community and in primary care. He has also published on mental health problems in primary care and on the relationships between health and ethnicity, and on health policy and medical ethics. He has been active in research and development in medical education since the introduction of the OSCE at Southampton in the 1980s. Professor Jones edited Family Practice, an international journal of primary care, between 1990– 2004 and was Editor-in-Chief of the prize-winning Oxford Textbook of Primary Medical Care, published in 2005.
Shaun Leamon works to build and share evidence and capability, and help others test and demonstrate innovations to improve quality in health service delivery. As part of this work, Shaun leads the Health Foundation’s Insight programme, one of the Foundation’s largest research programmes supporting novel research to improve health and care in the UK. Prior to joining the Health Foundation, Shaun led a team of research staff at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). The group was responsible for positioning the RNIB as a key knowledge source on evidence and research in the sight loss sector. Shaun was also responsible for co-designing and delivering the RNIB’s 5-year strategic plan for research. Shaun holds a BSc in Physiology and an MSc in Human and Applied Physiological Research.
Angela Coulter is part-time senior research scientist in the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU) where her main research interest is in measuring the quality and outcomes of healthcare from the patient’s perspective. She first joined Oxford University in 1983 and was director of the HSRU from its establishment in 1991 until 1993 when she left to work for the King’s Fund in London. From 2000 to 2008 she was chief executive of Picker Institute Europe, an Oxford-based charity dedicated to researching and improving patients’ experience.