Carolyn Chew-Graham

Professor of General Practice Research Research Institute – Primary Care and Health Sciences Keele University Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Carolyn is a clinical researcher with qualitative methodology expertise. The doctor-patient relationship in consultations under pressure is the focus of her work. Carolyn leads a programme of practice-based research focusing on lay and professional knowledge, particularly dealing with the difficult to diagnose or manage problems within the primary care consultation. Carolyn’s externally funded work currently includes a number of randomised controlled trials evaluating new interventions in the area of primary care mental health: post-natal depression and chronic fatigue syndrome. The recently completed feasibility study of a collaborative care intervention for older people with depression resulted in the commissioning of a new service in Manchester based on the model used in the trial. Carolyn has been a GP Principal Manchester for 18years and is currently a part-time partner in a small general practice in Central Manchester. Carolyn is RCGP Clinical Champion Mental Health and co-leads the newly formed Forum for Mental Health in Primary Care1 with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Carolyn was on the Clinical Guideline Development Group (GDG) for Depression (update), is currently on GDG for Anxiety (update) and provides expert advice to the Delirium GDG. Carolyn co-edited 'The Integrated Management of Depression in the Elderly' (Cambridge University Press) ISBN:978-0-521-68980-9 and has contributed a number of chapters to books on the management of mental health problems in primary care. Carolyn is an active educator, teaching medical students within her practice, supervising year four medical students in their Research Options module and providing supervision and support to students undertaking the Primary Care Masters degrees. She is currently supervising four PhD students. Carolyn is clinical advisor to the Manchester Joint Commissioning Team (Mental Health), NHS Manchester. 1.

Biography Updated on 24 September 2009

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