Research and teaching to reduce ill health
We carry out research and education at the highest international standards of excellence. Our goals are to:
- identify and target the behaviours that lead to chronic disease;
- improve early detection of illness;
- improve the delivery of health services in community settings;
- deliver first class teaching to medical students, clinicians, researchers and educators.
The Primary Care Unit is based within the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge, one of Europe’s premier university departments of population health sciences. Professor Jonathan Mant is Head of Unit and our Group leaders are Dr Stephen Barclay, Dr John Benson, Professor Christi Deaton, Dr Robbie Duschinsky, Professor Simon Griffin, Professor Mary Dixon-Woods, Professor Theresa Marteau, Professor Stephen Sutton and Dr Fiona Walter.
The PCU has rejoined the NIHR School for Primary Care Research, which is a partnership between eight leading academic centres for primary care research in England.
Applicants must have experience of research in primary care or a closely related field of medicine and have obtained their research doctorate or submitted their PhD or MD thesis for examination.
Primary Care Unit News
A systematic review of studies focused on stroke survivors’ and carers’ experiences of primary care and community healthcare services has…
The NIHR In-Practice Fellowship (IPF) offers academic training to fully-qualified General Practitioners, General Dental Practitioners and Community Dentists who may…
Alcohol is the fifth leading cause of death and disability globally. Increased availability of low/er strength alcohols has the potential…