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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


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.

Other activities

I also occasionally write a blog for the CEBM and the BMJ on topics related to evidence based medicine that may be of interest to members of the public and fellow researchers.


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.

Recent publications

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