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    Greg is an academic General Practitioner with an interest in primary care research and medical education. He has received three consecutive personal National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Fellowships  including a Academic Clinical Fellow, Doctoral and Academic Clinical Lecturer awards. He completed his medical training in Nottingham before going onto postgraduate studies in Oxford and Liverpool then worked as a Clinical Lecturer in Cambridge. He has also previously sudied as a Global Clinical Scholar at Harvard University. Clinically Greg works as an General Practitioner and Consultant in Primary Care in St.Helens and is also a MERIT doctor for the North West Amblance Service. 

    Research interests

    Greg's research interests have focused on developing and evaluating complex interventions for use in primary care. He has experience in systematic reviews, randomised trials, observational studies along with qualitative research approaches. Greg is the Deputy Lead for the NIHR North Weat Coast Complex Intervention Theme and Deputy Speciality GP Lead for NIHR North West Coast Clinical Research Network.


    Greg is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. He leads the complexity and uncertainty theme on the MBChB at Edge Hill Medical School. His medical education interests reflect those of his research interests and in addition have focused on global health, workplace based training and role modelling.

    External engagement

    Greg has previously served on the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) Medical Technology Advisory committee, the UK National Screening Committee and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Council. He is Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and is a past recipient of the highly prestigious Yvonne Carter award for priamry care research. Internationally he worked at the World Health Organization (WHO) information, evidence and research cluster and was the research lead for the WONCA Vasco da Gama movment. Greg is currently a supervisor on the 'UpCARE' Yokohama-Kawasaki Urban Primary Care and Social Medicine Fellowship program in Japan. 


    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being


    • R Medicine
    • RA Public aspects of medicine

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Respiratory Research Centre


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