THE ST LEONARD'S RESEARCH PRACTICE TEAM
The Team at St Leonard's is led by Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray and also includes Professor Philip Evans and Dr Kate Sidaway-Lee.
PROFESSOR SIR DENIS PEREIRA GRAY
OBE HonDSc FRCP FRCGP HonFFPH FMedSci
The son, grandson, nephew and father of general practitioners, he worked in the St Leonard’s Practice for 38 years. He has written over 200 articles in research journals and been awarded the Gold Medal of the Hunterian Society, the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute for Public Health and honorary doctorates from three British universities. He has delivered 20 eponymous lectures.
He was the first Professor of General Practice at the University of Exeter and in the South Western region and the Chairman and later President of the Royal College of General Practitioners. He was the first Chairman from General Practice of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges of Great Britain and Ireland and is a past Chairman of the Nuffield Trust, London. His citation for his knighthood in 1999 was for quality assurance in general practice. He is currently President of What About The Children? (WATCh?), and Patron of the National Association for Patient Participation.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PHILIP EVANS
MPhil FRCGP FHEA
Professor Evans won the Treasurer’s prize at Guy’s. Before becoming an Associate Professor he was a Lecturer in General Practice in the former Institute of General Practice at the University of Exeter. He is the NIHR Clinical Research Network National Specialty Lead for primary care and Cluster Lead for Cluster C that includes the specialties of primary care, mental health, public health and dermatology. After being a GP in the practice 30 years, he is now clinically retired and active in the research team.
He has had many articles published in research journals based on research undertaken both in the Practice and in the University.
DR KATE SIDAWAY-LEE PHD
She did her PhD at the University of Manchester and has publications in high ranking biology journals. She is the third PhD research staff member to be employed by the Practice. She works part-time and co-authored the article on age and deprivation in relation to emergency hospital admissions and the recent systematic review on continuity and mortality.