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Terms of Reference:

  • Develop, monitor and maintain a Departmental research strategy which aims to promote excellence in primary care research.
  • Develop  and implement plans to maximise cross-group working, through scientific collaborations and efficient use of shared resources.
  • Develop and oversee an ongoing strategy to communicate our research strategy and the impacts of our research both internally and to external stakeholders.
  • Develop, monitor and maintain a strategy for income generation to support the departmental infrastructure and facilities for research.
  • Work with the education and training committee to develop, monitor and maintain a staffing strategy and staff development programme aligned to Departmental interests.

Meeting frequency:

Twice a term (0th and 8th Week)


  • Health behaviours: Paul Aveyard (Deputy: Susan Jebb)
  • Infections and acute care: Chris Butler
  • Cardiovascular and metabolic: Richard Hobbs, Richard McManus (Chair), Andrew Farmer
  • Patient experience: Sue Ziebland (Deputies: Cathy Pope and James Sheppard)
  • EBM and Research Methods: Rafael Perera, Carl Heneghan (Deputy: Kamal Mahtani)
  • Trials: Chris Butler (Deputy: Ly-Mee Yu)
  • Big Data (ie CPRD): Clare Bankhead
  • Digital Health: Trish Greenhalgh
  • International: Andrew Farmer
  • Health Policy: Raphael Wittenberg
  • Impact: Trish Greenhalgh
  • Training: Paul Aveyard (Deputy: Kath Tucker)
  • EMCRs: Jamie Hartmann-Boyce (Deputy: Nicola Lindson)
  • DPhils: Mona Koshkouei
  • PPI: vacant
  • Information Governance Committee Chair: John Powell
  • Communications: Dan Richards-Doran
  • Head of Administration & Finance: Nicola Small
  • Secretary: Lucy Curtin