Senior Investigator Profile

First NameChristopher
Award StatusTerm 1
Current PostProfessor of primary care
DepartmentNuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences
Telephone+44 01865289363
InstitutionUniversity of Oxford
NHS TrustOxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
Region NameSouth Central
Primary Research FieldPrimary Health Care
Secondary Research FieldInfectious Diseases
BiographyChris Butler is professor of primary care at the University of Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences and professorial fellow at Trinity College. He is the Clinical Director of the University of Oxford Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit. His main research interest is common infections (especially the appropriate use of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance). He has led or helped lead 14 randomised clinical trials in primary care, helped win >£200M in research and research infrastructure funding, and has >200 publications. He is currently chief investigator of the EU Funded POEITC and ALIC4E trails, the NIHR/Medical Research Council EME funded PRINCESS trial, and co-CI of the Health Technology Assessment funded PACE and OSTRICH trials. He holds honorary professorships at Cardiff University, McMaster University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 2016, he was appointed an NIHR Senior Investigator, and made Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He is a salaried GP for the Cwm Taf University Health Board, practicing in Mountain Ash.

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