Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


3 out of 10 NIHR In-Practice Fellowships coming to UCL this year

27 June 2019


PCPH  (Primary Care and Population Health) hosts a thriving group of GP Academic Clinical Fellows (ACFs) whose programme combines clinical training towards GP accreditation with training in academic primary care (research and teaching) over a four-year period.


The Medical Research Education at PCPH is  delighted to share news of several outstanding achievements by UCL GP ACFs who have recently completed, or are about to complete their training programmes this summer. It’s quite a list!



  • Henry Goodfellow,  has been appointed to a four year NIHR funded Academic Clinical Lecturer post working with the eHealth group at PCPH


  • Cini Bhanu, awarded Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship to undertake  PhD with CAPS on “Understanding hypotensive burden: use & safety of medications with blood pressure lowering effects in older people”.  Funded by the Dunhill Medical Trust .


  • Sophie Mylan,  awarded ESRC Doctoral Studentship for the UCL, Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership, based in the Department of Global Health and Development at LSHTM.   Her PhD is on displacement and pandemic ‘preparedness’ amongst refugees in northern Uganda.


  • Rakesh Modi , awarded Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians. He will be based at the Primary Care Unit, University of Cambridge.  His PhD study will be a qualitative evaluation of atrial fibrillation screening implementation.


  • Arnoupe Jhass, awarded a two year NIHR In Practice Fellowship (IPF) working across IHI and IEHC at UCL to explore the drivers of antibiotic prescribing behaviour using large datasets and qualitative research.


  • Pushpa Nair, awarded  NIHR In Practice Fellowship  (IPF) - working with CAPS on studies exploring cultural differences in dementia.


  • Meena Rafiq,  After completing her ACF in 2017 Meena went on to  an IPF based at the Farr Institute using longitudinal GP electronic health records to identify predictors for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in young adults. She has recently been awarded a Royal Marsden Partners Pan-London Cancer Research Fellowship for  18 months to build on this work in a joint initiative between the three London Cancer alliances and three UCL departments (IHI, PCPH and BSH).
  • Zana Khan, was successful in her NIHR In-Practice Fellowship application. She has been an honorary senior lecturer at UCL working with the Collaborative Centre for Inclusion Health (CCIH) and has an interest in homeless and inclusion health.  She will be jointly based between PCPH and CCIH for 2 years from Sept and supervised by myself, Andrew Hayward and Georgia Black. She will be researching interprofessional education in inclusion health.  



Congratulations to all of these trainees,  and enormous thanks to all colleagues who have been involved in their supervision and support.