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Professor Greenhalgh, a dual graduate from Cambridge and Oxford, returned to the University in 2015 as Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences after five years as Dean for Research Impact at Queen Mary University of London. At Oxford, she is Co-Director of the IRIHS which focuses on combining medicine with social sciences to impact on the organisation and delivery of health services. She is a Senior Investigator for the NIHR, an accomplished academic author, and received and OBE for her services to evidence-based medical care.

What is your main area(s) of interest/expertise?

I’m Professor Trish Greenhalgh, a medical researcher from the University of Oxford. I’ve spent 20 years studying the challenges of new technologies in healthcare; I’m particularly interested in complex change.  COVID-19 introduces a triple novelty: it is a new disease; it often requires a new medium for interacting with patients (such as phone or video); and it requires us to deliver services differently.

What are you working on right now?

 Since the covid pandemic hit the UK, here’s what I’ve been up to:  I wrote some fast-track guidance which combined the medical aspects of covid-19 and the evidence base on how to consult effectively and safely by video. That was published in the BMJ and has been accessed > 200,000 times and translated into 11 languages.

 I’ve been working with NHS England to support the transformation, at pace and scale, of UK General Practice from a face-to-face service to one in which 93% of patients have a telephone or video consultation.

With colleagues at Oxford, I’ve helped set up a rapid review service for answering questions from the research literature. I’ve been digging out the evidence base on whether or not the public should be wearing face coverings as we move out of lockdown. I think they should.

I’ve been doing research to develop an early warning score to identify which covid-19 patients should be sent in to hospital and which can be managed safely at home.

Why is Oxford a good place to work in this field of research?

Oxford a good place to work because of so many colleagues from different disciplines offering the best support in the world for interdisciplinary projects.

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