Information about my Medical Experience and Academic Experience

Medical Experience

I qualified as a doctor in 1985, at the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff, Wales. I am accredited in both General Practice and Public Health Medicine.

After working as a House Office in General Medicine, Neurology & General Surgery in 1985 & 1986, I underwent higher professional training in General Practice between 1986 & 1990. This included working in General Medicine, Elderly Care, Cardiology, Dermatology, Accident & Emergency, Orthopaedics, and Obstetrics & Gynaecology. I passed the MRCGP in 1990 and gained my accreditation in General Practice the same year. I then worked in the Department of Public Health in Gloucester, mainly in the areas of Communicable Diseases Control and Microbiology. I moved to London in 1992. I passed the MFPHM in 1993. 

I have worked as a part-time general practitioner in the Clapham area of London since 1995. As a General Practitioner, I deal with all the typical medical, psychological and social problems that present in inner-city primary care. My particular clinical interests are in cardiovascular medicine, infectious diseases, and immunisation. You can learn more about my practice by taking a look at its website:

Academic Experience

In 1992, I joined the Department of Public Health Sciences at St. George's Hospital Medical School as Lecturer in Epidemiology & Public Health Medicine. I was responsible for organising the final year undergraduate course in Public Health Sciences and the Epidemiology component of a MSc in Health Sciences for health professionals. I gained my MD in 1996, for work examining medical practice variations in primary care. 

In 1996, I was appointed as Senior Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care at St. George's Hospital. This was a part-time post and I also spent part of my week working in General Practice and also as Medical Epidemiologist at the Office for National Statistics. 

I moved to a Senior Lecturer post at University College London in 1999, where I had a joint appointment between the School of Public Policy and the Department of Primary Care & Population Sciences. In 2000, I gained a Primary Care Senior Scientist Award, which has allowed me to spend more time on research. I was promoted to Professor in May 2002. In February 2004, I took up the post of Professor of Primary Care and Head of the Department of Primary Health Care & General Practice at Imperial College, London. In April 2004, my department merged with the Department of Social Science & Medicine to form a new Department of Primary Care & Social Medicine, of which I am head. The department changed its name to the Department of Primary Care & Public Health in January 2010.

I was a member of the British Medical Journal's Editorial Advisory Committee from 1996-2002, and of the Editorial Board of Health Statistics Quarterly from 2001 until 2004. I remain a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Ambulatory Care Management.