Supervision and teaching
I actively engage in supervision at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
I am currently supervising three DPhil students within the Department (Georgia Richards, Julian Treadwell and Georgette Eaton)
I am a supervisor on the MSc in Evidence-Based Healthcare program. I have overseen over 10 students completing their MSc thesis as well as advised students on the course at pre-dissertation level.
I take a prominent role in supporting undergraduate medical students within the Department. I have acted as educational supervisor for final year students and placement supervisor for students doing EBM special study modules in the Department.
Kamal R. Mahtani
BSc PhD MBBS PGDip FRCGP
GP & Associate Professor
- Associate Professor
- Director, MSc EBHC (Systematic Reviews)
- Chair - NIHR HTA Community Health and Social Care committee
- Fellow, Kellogg College
- GP (NHS Oxfordshire CCG)
I am an Oxfordshire GP and have been involved in clinical academic primary care for over 10 years. I lead a group within the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.
I am a principal investigator with interests that focuses broadly on:
- Assessment of novel technologies to improve patient-centred chronic disease management
- Increasing the evidence base to support the redesign of future primary care (including the role for social prescribing in the community)
- Improving the understanding and use of evidence, particularly systematic reviews, in knowledge translation
I work collaboratively with other researchers at a local, national and international level.
I am a member of the Catalogue of Bias team.
My work was recognised nationally by the 2016 RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher.
In 2019, the Royal College of General Practitioners awarded me Fellowship status of the college.
In 2020, I was awarded the RCGP/SAPC John Fry award for promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing.
A list of my publications can be found here.
Teaching and training
I am the Director of the MSc Evidence Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews). I am also the lead tutor of the Complex Reviews MSc module, which seeks to provide training in the broader forms of evidence synthesis. I co-lead the Knowledge into Action module which explores the ways in which research evidence is used to inform clinical care and policymaking.
I am a tutor on the internationally renowned Teaching Evidence Based Medicine course.
I am also the lead tutor for EBM teaching in the Graduate Entry Medical School.
I was the Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowship program developing and supporting clinical leaders across the Thames Valley.
- Chair NIHR HTA Prioritisation Committee A
Clinical editor at The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.
- Associate Editor BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
Fellow of Kellogg College
I have received funding to conduct research from the NHS National Institute for Health Research. I have also had funding from the RCGP to conduct independent research. I was also a voluntary (unpaid) member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Physical Activity and Lifestyle clinical priority steering committee. I have no other COI to declare.
The role of volunteering in supporting well-being – what might this mean for social prescribing? A best fit framework synthesis of qualitative research
TIERNEY S. et al, (2021), Health and Social Care in the Community
Taylor KS. et al, (2021), BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine
Owusu-Addo E. et al, (2021), Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 92
Richards GC. et al, (2020)
Richards GC. et al, (2020), BMJ Global Health, 5