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DPhil Supervision

I am a Professor of Primary Care  and a GP. My research interests include cardiovascular disease and its prevention, particularly the management of hypertension in primary care. I am interested in how best to optimise prevention, particularly in the context of pregnancy and multiple long term conditions including when the latter might involve deprescribing. I  lead programmes of research around the management of long term conditions as well as self-monitoring of blood pressure in both hypertension and pregnancy and welcome students wishing to base projects in these areas.

Richard McManus


Professor of Primary Care

  • General Practitioner
  • Governing Body Fellow, Green Templeton College

Richard McManus held four consecutive NHS/NIHR National Research Fellowships (DRF-Professorship, 2001-18) and was awarded NIHR Senior Investigator status in 2019. His main research interests are in the prevention of cardiovascular disease including in the context of multiple long term conidtions and when deprescribing may be appropriate.

He is Chief Investigator on an NIHR Programme Grant around Self-Monitoring of Blood Pressure in Pregnancy and leads the self-management theme of the Oxford Thames Valley ARC. He is recognised internationally for his work on self-monitoring and self-management of hypertension and leads a  consortium curating 25 datasets which form an individual patient data meta-analysis of self-monitoring of hypertension.

He chairs the Blood Pressure Monitoring Working Party of the British Hypertension Society and has provided expert advice to NICE (2011 & 2019 Hypertension Guideline) and the European Society of Cardiology/European Society of Hypertension (2018 European Hypertension Guideline). He leads Oxford’s input into the School for Primary Care Research and chairs an NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship panel. He is chair of the PROMPPT programme and Personal-Covid BP and BEE trial steering committees and is a member of the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Health Research Panel.

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