Academy of Primary Care

Driving primary care delivery and design for 21st century needs through championing excellence in primary care scholarship

The Academy of Primary Care combines excellence in education, research and scholarship to support and drive the redesign and delivery of the workforce, clinical care, and service design needed for 21st century primary care practice.

The Academy consists of a team of clinicians and academics working in collaboration with partners from across health and social care sectors - local practitioners, members of the public, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Health Education England, the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Society for Academic Primary Care.

Our work covers four areas of practice: supporting innovation in and delivery of primary care research, education, workforce development, and implementation. 


Associate Directors of Education

  • Dr Julian Clark
  • Dr Margaret Ikpoh
  • Dr Asif Firfirey
  • Dr Andrew Lee
  • Dr Judith Matthews
  • Dr Hisham Nobeebaccus
  • Dr Raghu Raghunath

Research team

Admin team

PhD/MD students

  • Myriam Dell Olio
  • Dr Dan Jones

Academic clinical trainees

  • Dr Aarti Bansal (In-Practice Felllow, from November 2018)
  • Dr Andrew Moriaty (Academic Clinical Fellow)
  • Dr Sian Reece (Academic Clinical Fellow)
  • Dr David Smith (Academic Clinical Fellow)
  • Dr Maria Speers (Academic Clinical Fellow)

Affiliated researchers

  • Dr Terry McCormack (Honorary Reader in Primary Care)
  • Dr David Pearson (Honorary Professor of Primary Care, Hull York Med School)
  • Dr Demian Whiting (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Hull)