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National Academic GP Training Conference

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Professor Martin Marshall

Professor Martin Marshall is Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a GP in Newham, East London. He is also Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health. Previously he was Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCLPartners (2014-2019), Director of Research & Development at the Health Foundation (2007-2012), Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health (2006-2007), Professor of General Practice at the University of Manchester (2000-2006) and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.


He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine and was a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission until 2012. He has advised governments in Singapore, Egypt, Canada and New Zealand, has over 230 publications in the field of quality improvement and health service redesign and his primary academic interest is in maximising the impact of research on practice. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care.


A co-founder and driving force of the Rethinking Medicine movement, Martin has a passionate commitment to the values of the NHS, patient care and ensuring the GP voice is central in a time of great change. When he’s not working he likes being outside, preferably on a mountain or a coastal path with his wife Sue and their puppy.


Professor Christian Mallen

Christian Mallen is Professor of General Practice and Public Health and Dean of Keele Medical School. He is a past NIHR Research Professor,  Director of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research and Director of the Wellcome Clinical PhD Programme for Primary Care Clinicians.


His research interests focus on improving the diagnosis and management of common musculoskeletal, rheumatological and mental health problems in primary care and community settings. He is also active in both multimorbidity and global health research, with active studies in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Zambia and Malaysia.


When not working he enjoys reading, travel and cooking with his children.

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Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, OBE

Victoria is an east London GP and also the Research Lead of East London Health and Care Partnership. In her academic role at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Victoria undertakes research on the design and evaluation of healthcare interventions and their impact on professional behaviour and health inequalities. She also has a clinical and research and clinical interest in musculoskeletal medicine and education.

Victoria is also a clinical commissioner, the RCGP`s joint Honorary Secretary, a director at Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and a Founding Senior Fellow and Council member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

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Dr Mohammad Razai

Mohammad Razai graduated from University of Cambridge in 2014 and is an academic fellow at St George's University of London and GP registrar. Dr Razai's research focuses on physical activity trials, infectious diseases and ethnic disparities in health. His education portfolio is centred on using digital platforms for professional development of front line healthcare professionals and improving postgraduate teaching. His other interests include medical ethics and humanities. He is also a poet and writer. @MohammadRazai


Dr Kiren Collison

Dr Kiren Collison is a GP in Oxfordshire and the interim Deputy Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England and Improvement. 


Kiren is also the Clinical Chair of Oxfordshire CCG, Co-Chair of her ICS Primary Care Board and board member of NHS Clinical Commissioners. She trained at Cambridge University and University College London. 


Kiren has a particular interest in strengthening primary care, preventing illness and tackling health inequalities. By writing a weekly magazine health column, Kiren is also keen to spread important health messages to a national and international audience.​

Dr Chad Hockey

Dr Chad Hockey is a GP in London, the Clinical Director for North Hammersmith and Fulham Primary Care Network, and a previous Darzi Fellow. He won the ‘GP trainee of the year’ award in 2014, and has also won the leadership category of the RCGP excellence awards. Currently his interest lies in addressing health inequity and he has set up community-based initiatives to address these. Dr Hockey also delivers a ‘Deep End’ program for GPs, specifically to support those working in deprived areas where health inequalities are most marked.

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