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Geoff's research interest is in the use of realist approaches to make sense of and/or understand the implementation of complex health and social interventions. Only students who are interested in using realist synthesis and/or realist evaluation in their DPhil research (on a full or part-time basis at the Department in Oxford) are invited to contact him.

Current DPHil students

Alexandra Jager

Georgette Eaton

Thi Quynh Giao Vu (Giao)

Katherine Kalaris

Angille Heintzman

Michelle Treacy

Rosie Cooper

Babar Akbar

Devon McConnell

Geoff Wong


Associate Professor of Primary Care

  • Deputy Director of Graduate Studies

Geoff joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences team in March 2015. He is a highly experienced and internationally recognised expert in realist synthesis and evaluation and works closely with researchers in the field of evidence syntheses of complex health and social interventions.

Clinically he works as a salaried General Practitioner (GP) in London. His previous academic appointments were at University College London and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He gained his first degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Cambridge and his MBBS from Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital. He undertook his vocational training in north London and was a GP Principal for almost two decades and a GP Trainer. His MD(Res) on the use of the Internet in medical education was supervised by Professors Trish Greenhalgh and Ray Pawson.

Geoff’s research centres on making sense of complex health and social interventions in which context and human agency are key. His work focuses on using realist synthesis and realist evaluations to explain and understand these types of interventions.

Researchers interested in realist syntheses or realist evaluations may wish to join the RAMESES JISCMail email list or visit the RAMESES Projects website.


Current research projects:

Completed research projects: