MA(Cantab) MPhil MB BChir MRCGP
Gwilym is a Clinical Research Associate funded by NIHR SPCR Bridging Funding and a GP in West Suffolk. He is currently working in the Cardiovascular Group within the Primary Care Unit as part of the SAFER (Screening for AF with ECG to Reduce Stroke) project team (https://www.safer.phpc.cam.ac.uk).
Gwilym graduated in Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2014. During his undergraduate training he undertook Student Selected Components in the Primary Care Unit within the Cardiovascular Group, the Palliative and End of Life Care Group, and the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research. His clinical postgraduate training took place in West Suffolk and South Norfolk, and his experiences as a student encouraged him to apply for a Health Education England-funded Academic Clinical Fellowship which he commenced in 2018. As part of this he returned to the Cardiovascular Group in the PCU and completed a MPhil in Primary Care Research in 2019. He qualified as a GP in 2020 and is now working as a salaried GP at The Guildhall and Barrow Surgery in Bury St Edmunds.
Gwilym’s research interests encompass cardiovascular health, palliative and end of life care, patient experience, research inclusivity and health inequalities. His current work follows on from his MPhil dissertation and involves using quantitative and qualitative strategies to explore factors affecting patient participation in research in the context of the SAFER project.
Gwilym has helped promote general practice and particularly academic primary care to medical students at the University of Cambridge through formal teaching and informally (e.g. via careers events, the GPSoc and the RCGP Discover GP programme). As part of this he was featured in a University of Cambridge careers profile – https://www.cam.ac.uk/news/graduate-get-a-job-make-a-difference-7
He will be involved in the teaching of the Applied Clinical Research BBS minor module to third year preclinical students. Gwilym has been involved in the teaching of medical and physician associate students in clinical settings.
Thomas GP, Saunders CL, Roland MO, Paddison CA. Informal carers’ health-related quality of life and patient experience in primary care: evidence from 195,364 carers in England responding to a national survey. BMC Family Practice. 2015 May 15;16(1):62. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875-015-0277-y
(RCGP Research Paper of the Year 2015 – Winner, health services delivery and public health category)