Supervision and teaching
I actively engage in supervision at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this includes several DPhil students within the Department and MSc students within the Evidence-Based Healthcare program.
Kamal R. Mahtani
BSc PhD MBBS PGDip FRCGP
Professor of Evidence Based Healthcare
- Research group lead (Health Services Research)
- Director, MSc EBHC (Systematic Reviews)
- Academic Director, MSc Global Healthcare Leadership
- Fellow, Kellogg College
- Fellow, Royal College of General Practitioners
I am an Oxfordshire GP and have been involved in clinical academic primary care for over 10 years. I lead a group within the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine.
I lead a research group with interests that focuses broadly on:
- Health Services Research - such as increasing the evidence base to support the redesign of future primary care (including the role for social prescribing in the community)
- Assessment of novel technologies to improve patient-centred chronic disease management
- Improving the understanding and use of evidence, particularly systematic reviews, in knowledge translation
I work collaboratively with other researchers at a local, national and international level.
I am a member of the Catalogue of Bias team.
My work was recognised nationally by the 2016 RCGP/SAPC Yvonne Carter Award for outstanding new researcher.
In 2019, the Royal College of General Practitioners awarded me Fellowship status of the college.
In 2020, I was awarded the RCGP/SAPC John Fry award for promoting the discipline of general practice through research and publishing.
A list of my publications can be found here.
Teaching and training
I am the Director of the MSc Evidence Based Health Care (Systematic Reviews). I am also the lead tutor of the Complex Reviews MSc module, which seeks to provide training in the broader forms of evidence synthesis.
I am a tutor on the internationally renowned Teaching Evidence Based Medicine course.
I am also the lead tutor for EBM teaching in the Graduate Entry Medical School.
I was the Clinical Lead for the Oxford AHSN Evidence-Based Healthcare Fellowship program developing and supporting clinical leaders across the Thames Valley.
- Chair NIHR HTA Prioritisation Committee A
Clinical editor at The Cochrane Tobacco Addiction Group.
- Associate Editor BMJ Evidence Based Medicine
Fellow of Kellogg College
I have received funding to conduct research from the NHS National Institute for Health Research. I have also had funding from the RCGP to conduct independent research. I was also a voluntary (unpaid) member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Physical Activity and Lifestyle clinical priority steering committee. I have no other COI to declare.
Hume S. et al, (2023), BMJ Evid Based Med
Tierney S. et al, (2022), BMC Med, 20
Montgomery CM. et al, (2021), Sociol Health Illn
The role of volunteering in supporting well-being – what might this mean for social prescribing? A best fit framework synthesis of qualitative research
TIERNEY S. et al, (2021), Health and Social Care in the Community
Heneghan C. et al, (2021), BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, 26, 31 - 32