Senior Investigator Profile

First NameAndrew
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor and University Lecturer
DepartmentDepartment of Primary Care Health Sciences
Telephone+44 1865 289280
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldPrimary Health Care
Secondary Research FieldPrimary Health Care
BiographyProfessor Andrew Farmer is a University Lecturer in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford University and Director of the Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit. He undertook his DM thesis in the University Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology at Oxford, having completed vocational training at Thame Health Centre where he worked as a principal in the practice from 1985 to 2000. Between 2001 and 2006 he was a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Primary Health Care holding an NHS R&D Senior Clinical Scientist Award. He also works as a salaried general practitioner at South Oxford Health Centre and is a Research Associate in the Diabetes Trials Unit.His work has focused on research to improve the self-management of diabetes in general practice including the best use of blood glucose monitoring, supporting adherence to medication, and evaluating the use of telehealth to improve long-term outcomes. He was a Harkness Fellow of the Commonwealth Fund of New York in 1991, one of the first general practitioners to hold this award. He established and was the first Director of the UKCRN registered Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit at Oxford (2008 to 2014) and led the NIHR Oxford Diabetes Local Research Network (2006 to 2011) and was Co-Director of the Thames Valley Comprehensive Local Research Network (2010 to 2014). He was Deputy Chair of the NIHR Health Technology Assessment Programme Commissioning Board from 2007 to 2011 and is currently Chair of the NIHR HTA Programme General Board. He has served as Sub-Panel Chair for the NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research Programme (2012 to 2016).

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