MB BCh MRCGP
Clinical Researcher in Digital Health
- General Practitioner
- Teaching Associate, Post Graduate Medicine, Green Templeton College
Laura graduated from Cardiff University Medical School in 2010. As an undergraduate she was awarded the medical school's 1st Prize Presentation in 2009 for medical student research. The same research project was awarded commendation from the International League Against Epilepsy's Gower's Medical Student Award in 2009.
Laura completed her GP training in Oxford, during which time she was elected Thames Valley Representative on the National Associates in Training (AiT) Committee at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP, 2014-2015). She was subsequently elected Chair of the National AIT Committee 2015-2016. In 2016 she was nominated for and awarded a Rising Star of General Practice in Pulse Magazine's annual Power 50, for her work as AiT Committee Chair.
After completing General Practice Specialty Training in Oxford in 2016, Laura was awarded an NIHR CLAHRC GP Fellowship in Cambridge in 2017. During this time she worked in the Health Behaviours Team at Cambridge University's Department of Public Health and Primary Care, investigating the use of mobile device applications to support medication adherence.
Laura returned to Oxford in 2018 to take up post as Clinical Researcher in Digital Health, working with Professor Andrew Farmer. She currently works on two collaborative projects with researchers in secondary care and Oxford University's Department of Biomedical Engineering:
- Mobility in Hip Injury Patients (MoHIP): https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/research/diabetes/studies/MoHIP), a sub-study of the World Hip Trauma Evaluation (WHiTE)
- Screening for Hypertension in the INpatient Environment (SHINE): a prospective, hospital to home, diagnostic accuracy study.
Laura's research interests are in digital health innovations, including diagnostics and innovations which seek to increase patient autonomy, understanding and engagement with their health and treatment(s).
Laura works clinically as a GP in Oxfordshire. She is a Teaching Associate for Graduate Entry Medicine at Green Templeton College and co-supervises medical students completing research projects in primary care.
Screening for hypertension using emergency department blood pressure measurements can identify patients with undiagnosed hypertension: A systematic review with meta-analysis
Armitage LC. et al, (2019), Journal of Clinical Hypertension