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.
Applications are invited from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care research. Project opportunities vary.
Primary Care Unit News
Dr Ricky Mullis is a member of the Cardiovascular Group at PCU. The team focus on patients with cardiovascular disease…
Applications are invited for 2 year launching fellowships from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a…
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