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Research interests

Jeremy is Professor of Social Sciences and Applied Health Research at The Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC), Bristol Medical School. He is Intervention Optimisation and Implementation Theme Lead for NIHR Health Protection Research Unit (NIHR HPRU) in Behavioural Science and Evaluation. He co-leads the Behavioural and Qualitative Science Team for National Institute for Health Research Collaborations for Leadership in Applied Research Collaboration West (NIHR ARC West).  His is also co-director of the Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) Health Intergration Team.

Jeremy is a social scientist with a background in psychology. He uses a range of qualitative and mixed method approaches in the development and evaluation of complex interventions/health services. He has an interest in developing pragmatic and collaborative intensive qualitative methods to support more effective implementation of healthcare innovation. He has expertise in the integration of qualitative methods with randomised controlled trials to improve their design and conduct.  Jeremy co-convene the EQUATe: ‘Excellence in QUAlitative research in Trials’ research group. 

His research interests including users' experience of health and health services, acceptability of clinical interventions, clinical decision-making, infectious diseases, primary care, public health, sexual health and digital health.

He is currently responsible for the qualitative evaluation for a number of NIHR funded trials:

  • Germ Defence national implementation trial to improve household infection control during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • EPIToPe - Evaluating the Population Impact of Hepatitis C Direct Acting Antiviral Treatment as Prevention for People Who Inject Drugs
  • ADEPT - Guided Self-Help for Depression in adults with Autism: A feasibility RCT
  • CHICO - The CHIldren with COugh Cluster Randomised Controlled Trial 
  • HepCATT - Evaluation of interventions designed to increase diagnosis and treatment of patients with Hepatitis C virus infection in primary care
  • REST - Immediate Oral, Immediate Topical or Delayed Oral Antibiotics for Acute Otitis Media with Discharge: The Runny Ear Study

In addition, He is Principal Investigator/qualitative lead for a number of applied health research projects:

Jeremy has been involved in successful grant applications from the UK’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), including NIHR Programme Grants for Applied Research (PGfAR); NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) programme and NIHR School for Primary Care Research and also Medical Research Council (MRC), Public Health England, The Health Foundation, The Royal College of General Practitioners and charities. 


Teaching leadership:

Joint Helical Theme Lead for Behavioural and Social Science in Medicine - MB21 Undergraduate Medical Curriculum.

Deputy Director - Bristol Medical School Short Course Programme in Population Health Sciences

External positions

Co-Director, Sexual Health Improvement Programme (SHIP) Health Integration Team

1 Jul 2021 → …

Trustee, Brigstowe

1 Feb 2019 → …

Associate Editor, British Journal of Health Psychology

1 May 2016 → …

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Academic Primary Care
  • BRTC
  • NIHR ARC West


  • Qualitative
  • Ethnography
  • randomised controlled trials
  • complex intervention
  • NIHR ARC West
  • sexual health
  • Public Health
  • Primary care
  • NIHR HPRU in Behavioural Science and Evaluation
  • Health services research
  • HIV


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