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2019 sees four new Professors joining the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Julia Hippisley-Cox – Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice
Julia joined the department earlier this term from the University of Nottingham where she was Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and General Practice. Julia is also Director of QResearch, which will be housed within the department. Julia leads the new Primary Care Clinical Epidemiology group.

Simon de Lusignan – Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics
Simon is currently Director of the RCGP Research Surveillance Centre and Professor of Primary Care and Clinical Informatics at the University of Surrey, where he leads the Clinical Informatics Research Group. Simon will join the department in June.

Stavros Petrou – Professor of Health Economics
Stavros is currently Professor of Health Economics at Warwick Medical School’s Clinical Trials Unit where he leads a research group that conducts applied and methodological research that broadly falls under the umbrella of health economic evaluation. Stavros will join the department in July.

Catherine Pope – Professor of Medical Sociology
Catherine is currently Professor of Medical Sociology within Health Sciences at the University of Southampton where she leads the Emergency and Urgent Care theme. Catherine will join the department in July.

Welcoming the new appointees, Head of Department Professor Richard Hobbs said:

"These strategic world-class appointments come at a key juncture for the department. The appointments of Julia and Simon are part of our ambitious plans to create the UK’s foremost academic centre for digital primary care. In addition to these chairs in digital health, I am delighted we have managed to attract two internationally renowned methodologists, in social sciences and in health economics. I think it is a sign of the growing maturity of our academic enterprise that we are seen as a natural home for Catherine and Stavros."

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