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.
Learn about Cambridge led research funded by the School
Primary Care Unit News
Online advertisements prompting pregnant smokers to take up stop-smoking support reached women earlier in pregnancy than interventions delivered via clinical…
Dr Rebecca Ward won the ‘Best Oral Abstract’ award for her presentation at the National Primary Care Academic Clinical Fellow…
Thirteen categories of support needs have been described for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), in a comprehensive review…