Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Fiona Hamilton

Fiona Hamilton

I worked in general practice for five years in South London before training in Public Health Medicine as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow based at Imperial College London. My PhD examined the impact of pay for performance (such as the national Quality & Outcomes Framework) on smoking cessation work in primary care through analysis of large primary care datasets. I also looked at changes in rates of alcohol screening and brief intervention in primary care following the introduction of QOF, with a focus on inequalities. This work led to an NIHR GP Academic Clinical Lecturer post at the Department of Primary Care & Population Health at UCL. My current research examines the use of eHealth initiatives to address behaviour change, for example, to help people with hazardous and harmful alcohol use. I also have research interests in health inequalities and mental health. I recently completed the Induction & Refresher scheme to return to work in general practice and now work as a salaried GP in Surrey and as a Senior Clinical Research Associate at UCL.

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