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Christie Cabral is a social anthropologist working in primary care and global health. She conducts research with the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) and the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (HPRU) in Behavioural Science and Evaluation. She is co-leadof the Bristol hub for the NIHR South West Research Design Service (SW-RDS).   

Christie hasworked on health and international development research for over 20 yearsHer current research interests include illness beliefs, health behaviours and health inequalities in primary care and global health contexts.Her most recent work in the field of overuse of antibiotics in primary care has been highly cited internationally and informed the development of antibiotic stewardship interventions nationally and internationally. 


Christie has methodologicalexpertise conducting primary qualitative studies, using qualitative methods to designinterventions,conducting evaluations within trials and synthesising qualitative evidence.  She has been PI or Co-I (leading workstreams) on external research grants totalling £6.9M.  Most recent research has focussed on the management of infectious disease and antimicrobial stewardship(in UK and China), with additional projects on digital health, health inequalities and social care. She teaches qualitative methods and leads units/short courses on qualitative evidence synthesis and meta-ethnography. 

Christie currently has one interdisciplinary PhD student working on the use of CAM in management of dairy herds and its role in antibiotic sparing.  She has supervised two PhD students to completion and taken on the role of internal examiner for others. 


Christie is Associate Editor for Research Synthesis Methods. 

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    Barriers and enablers to collaborative working between GPs and pharmacists: a qualitative interview study

    Duncan, P. R., Ridd, M. J., Mccahon, D., Guthrie, B. & Cabral, C., Mar 2020, In : British Journal of General Practice. 70, 692, p. e155-e163 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Clinicians views and experiences of implementing a complex intervention to reduce antibiotic prescribing in children with Respiratory Tract Infections in primary care.

    Clement, C., Ingram, J. C., Cabral, C. L., Blair, P. S., Lucas, P. J. & Horwood, J. P., 2020, South West Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Conference 2020.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)

    Open Access

    Supervised Work

    The influence of digital self-care interventions on health inequality in high burden chronic health conditions

    Author: Turnbull, S., 21 May 2019

    Supervisor: Lucas, P. (Supervisor), Cabral, C. (Supervisor) & Hay, A. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)