MA, MSc, MBBS, MD, FFPH, FRCP(Ed), FMedSci
Jonathan Mant is Professor of Primary Care Research at the University of Cambridge. He leads the Cardiovascular Research Group. He trained as a public health physician in the Oxford Region, and from 1992-97 was clinical lecturer in public health medicine at the University of Oxford. From 1997-2008, he was based in the Department of Primary Care & General Practice at the University of Birmingham, moving to Cambridge in October 2008. He was the associate director of the Stroke Research Network with responsibility for primary and community care from 2005-2015, and has chaired several NICE guideline development groups, including most recently for Primary hyperparathyroidism. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and an NIHR Senior Investigator.
Jonathan’s current research focuses on stroke prevention and treatment in primary care settings. He is the chief investigator on one programme grant funded by NIHR on screening for atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke, and co-lead of a second one on promoting self-management of breathlessness in primary care. He is the co-investigator on further programmes on optimising blood pressure control through supporting medication adherence and on harnessing the use of social media to support asthma care. He is also the co-investigator on a trial of treatment withdrawal in older people with controlled hypertension.
Listen to Jonathan discuss ‘How home blood pressure testing could reduce strokes’ on a Naked Scientists podcast, recorded in 2018.
Watch Jonathan discuss the Screening for Atrial Fibrillation programme on BBC Look East, recorded March 2019.