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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. Students interested in undertaking a full or part-time DPhil at the Department in Oxford using realist synthesis and/or realist evaluation in their research are invited to contact him.

Current DPHil students

Katrin Micklitz

Maryam Ahmadyar

Alexandra Jager

Georgette Eaton

Thi Quynh Giao Vu (Giao)

Katherine Kalaris

Angille Heintzman

Michelle Treacy

Geoff Wong


Associate Professor of Primary Care

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 General Practitioner (GP) in London. He has previously worked 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 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 applying a realist logic of analysis in evidence syntheses or 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.


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