MBBS MA (Cantab) MRCGP MRCP DCH DRCOG MPH
Rakesh Modi completed his pre-clinical medical studies of his medical degree at the University of Cambridge, undertaking an intercalated BA (converted to MA) in Mechanisms of Disease and reviewing literature on autism. He then completed his clinical studies at UCL and undertook research on the perception of facial lesions for plastic surgery. He undertook his junior doctor training in London, an Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice at UCL, and completed his GP training at the Royal Free whilst also completing specialist qualifications in general medicine, paediatrics and obstetrics/gynaecology, receiving awards in the process. During his academic fellowship, he researched the measurement of child vaccination in Low- and Middle-income countries at UCL, and attained a distinction in his Msc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He currently is in receipt of a Wellcome Trust PhD Fellowship and also works as a GP in rural Cambridgeshire, performing extended hours shifts in St Neots. He previously lectured in public health, primary care and pathology, was a trustee of a charity in Zimbabwe, and used to run international projects for the RCGP as part of their Junior International Committee.
Rakesh is currently interested in medical screening. His PhD involves working towards the process evaluation of the SAFER trial, a multi-university study led by the PCU on screening for atrial fibrillation (AF). He is particularly looking at successful models of implementing AF screening in order to make recommendations for a national roll out, supplemented by a complex review of how primary care can deliver screening programmes.
Delivering screening programmes in primary care: protocol for a scoping and systematic mixed studies review. BMJ Open. 2021 Apr 15;11(4):e046331
An analysis of qualitative and mixed methods abstracts from Japanese, UK and US primary care conferences. Asia Pacific Family Medicine 2018 Nov 22;17:11
Caregiver Recall in Childhood Vaccination Surveys: Systematic Review of Recall Quality and Use in Low- and Middle-Income Settings. Vaccine 2018 Jul 5;36(29):4161-4170
‘The Best Laid Schemes o’ Mice an’ Men’: A Workshop to Teach the Application of Evidence Based Medicine in Low- and Middle-Income Countries. Education for Primary Care 2018 Mar; 29(2):107-112
Challenges facing early career primary care researchers across Europe. Senior Author. Education for Primary Care 2016 Sep;27(5):425-426
Cardiovascular health monitoring in patients with psychotic illnesses: A project to investigate and improve performance in primary and secondary care. 1st Author. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2013 Mar 19;2(1)
Currently fully funded by the Wellcome Trust. Previous trustee and chair of the board of Trustees for The SEED Project.