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I am a Public Health registrar (medically qualified) with research interests in  inequalities, primary care, health services research and global burden of disease. I am particularly interested in research which makes a difference to patients and the public. My research skills include evidence synthesis, meta-analysis, indirect comparison, cohort analysis and service evaluation.

My fellowship at UEA looked at how disadvantaged older people from rural areas access primary care. The first two years were spent generating theory based on a realist review, cohort analysis of ELSA using structural equation modelling and semi-structured interviews/focus groups. In the second two years I completed a feasibilty study to improve access to primary care for older people with four general practices in Norfolk. The main publications can be found on the publications section.

I am currently a Clinical Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia. If you'd like to contact me please use my Cambridge University email (jf653@medschl.cam.ac.uk).


Feb 2019 - present - Clinical Lecturer in Public Health (University of Cambridge)

Nov 2014 - Oct 2018 - NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow (University of East Anglia)

Aug 2012 - Oct 2014 NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Public Health (University of East Anglia)

Sept 2011 – July 2012 Masters of Health Services Research (Public Health) (University of Aberdeen)

Sept 2010 – Dec 2010 Diploma of Topical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine)

July 2010 -July 2012 Research Associate Health Technology Assessment Group (University of Aberdeen)

Aug 2009 - Aug 2010 House Officer, Waitemata District Health Board, Auckland

Mar 2008 – July 2009 Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Audit and Research (University of Dundee)

Aug 2007 - Aug 2009 - Foundation Programme (NHS Grampian)

Aug 2002 - Aug 2007 Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor Surgery (MBChB) (University of Aberdeen)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development 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

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Public Health, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2012

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Aberdeen

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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