Professor Trish Greenhalgh is an internationally recognised academic in primary healthcare and a practising GP. In January 2015 she joined the Nuffield Department of Primary Health Sciences at the University of Oxford.
Her research focuses on the interface between social sciences and medicine, with strong emphasis on the organisation and delivery of health services. She seeks to celebrate and retain the traditional and humanistic aspects of medicine while also embracing the unparalleled opportunities of contemporary science and technology to improve health outcomes and relieve suffering.
She has particular interest in the use of innovative new technologies, including electronic patient records and assisted living technologies by both clinicians and patients. Current research projects include a study of conversational dynamics in remote (‘Skype’) consultations.