Dr Nadeem Qureshi, University of Nottingham
Prior to taking up a full-time academic post as a senior clinical lecturer in 2006, I spent a year in the National Office of Public Health Genomics at the CDC on a US Harkness fellowship. Before this sabbatical I was a Principal in General Practice and a part-time clinical lecturer at the University of Nottingham.
Between 1998 and 2009 I have led an NHS funded 'Clinical Genetics in Primary Care' programme. This programme involves 3 strands of activity: (1) evaluating the potential of the genetic family history; (2) evaluating the educational needs of primary care professionals; and (3) exploring strategies to implement genetic screening. This includes studies with Exeter University & UCL on the potential of the family history and genetic testing in cardiovascular risk assessment.
In collaboration with McMaster and Ottawa Universities, I have completed systematic reviews for the US Agency for Healthcare & Quality culminating in a NIH consensus conference 'Family History and Improving Health'. Recently, I have also collaborated with the Free Amsterdam University (EMGO) on assessing diabetic family history in risk assessment.
Over the past 2 years I have been developing primary care genetic health service research projects through the Regional NIHR CLAHRC programme and as part of the research portfolio of the National School of Primary Care Research.