Deputy Director, NIHR Community Healthcare MIC, University of Oxford
Gail is the deputy director of the NIHR Community Healthcare MIC (Medtech and In Vitro Diagnostic Cooperative). She is the Principle Investigator of CONDUCT, a large Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) evaluating methods for reducing urine sample contamination rates, and PROBE, a mixed methods study exploring the clinical impact of point of care blood testing in the out of hours service. Gail’s research interests lie in diagnosis and management of common infections in primary care and in the generation of evidence for new diagnostic technologies in primary care settings. She is also interested in characterising the work of the primary care Out-of-Hours services and exploring the ways this service could be improved by use of new technologies or different models of care. Gail is the Exeter College Staines Medical Research Fellow and a practicing GP in Oxford city.