Clinical Research Associate
Owain works as a clinical research assistant in the Cancer Group and is also a practicing GP. He graduated from Brighton and Sussex Medical School in 2011 and subsequently worked as a junior doctor in Merseyside completing foundation training in 2013. He then undertook general practice training on the Bridgend vocational training scheme in South Wales, completing his GP training in 2013. He also has a BSc in mathematics from Warwick University, graduating in 2004. Following completion of GP training Owain moved to Cambridge and completed the MPhil in Clinical Sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Owain works in the Cancer Group in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge. He is also involved in the CanTest collaborative, an international group of researchers looking at ways to improve the diagnosis of cancer in primary care. The focus of his current research is Melanoma and looking at ways to improve the diagnosis of melanoma in primary care. This involves a systematic review of published literature to look at the evidence for dermoscopy use in primary care, and a nationwide survey of primary care practitioners to establish current use and attitudes to the use of dermatoscopes.
Owain has been involved in medical student teaching in his previous clinical posts and has supervised medical student SSCs in his research assistant role.
Jones OT, Ranmuthu C, Hall PN, Funston G, Walter FM (2020) Recognising skin cancer in primary care. Adv Ther. 37:603-16. doi: 10.1007/s12325-019-01130-1.
Jones OT, Jurascheck L, Hickman S, van Melle M, Burrows N, Hall P, Emery JD, Walter FM (2019) Dermoscopy for melanoma detection and triage in primary care: a systematic review. BMJ Open. 2019;9:e027529. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027529.
Jones OT, Jurascheck L, Utukuri M, Pannebakker M, Emery J, Walter FM (2019) Dermoscopy use in UK primary care: a survey of GPs with a special interest in dermatology. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 33:1706-1712. doi: 10.1111/jdv.15614.