- Professor of Primary Care Research (General Practice and Primary Care)
- Associate (School of Medicine)
R302A Level 3
General Practice & Primary Care
1 Horslethill Road
Glasgow G12 9LX
Professor Frances Mair is a medical graduate from Glasgow University and completed her vocational training in general practice in Glasgow, is now Professor of Primary Care Research and, at the beginning of February 2009, took over as Head of General Practice and Primary Care.
Previous posts include:
- Professor of Primary Care Research and Director of the Mersey Primary Care R&D Consortium, Dept of Primary Care, University of Liverpool, UK;
- Senior Lecturer (Clinical) in General Practice, Dept of Primary Care, University of Liverpool;
- Research Fellow in Telemedicine/Family Practice, University of Kansas Medical Centre, USA;
- Lecturer (Clinical) in General Practice, Dept of Primary Care, University of Liverpool;
- General Practitioner/Quality Assurance Physician Advisor for the US Navy/US Embassy, London,UK
She is also a visiting professor at the University of Liverpool.
The main elements of her current post are: to work with colleagues to help further raise the research profile of General Practice and Primary Care and the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, and to promote collaborative research with other Colleges and Units within the University, other academic institutions and the wider NHS. She continues to work as a GP at the McColl Medical Practice, Thornliebank Health Centre, in Glasgow.
Her main research interests are:
- Cardiovascular disease(particularly heart failure).
- Evaluating complex interventions aimed at optimising the care of patients with chronic heart failure, as well as psychological and palliative care issues in heart failure.
- E-health/Telehealthcare("Medicine at a distance") focusing on:
- Studies of complex interventions.
- Chronic Disease Management Studies addressing implementation and sustainability issues in e-Health.
- Systematic Literature Reviews.
- The implementation of complex interventions
- Using Normalization Process Theory (NPT), to enhance understanding of the processes that hinder or promote the implementation of services.
- Using NPT to help explain normalization, or not, of treatment regimens in the daily routines of patients.
She is also a project lead on an EU FP7 Collaborative project exploring implementation strategies to support mixed language primary care consultations in a variety of European primary care settings (RESTORE).
- 2001-2005 Associate Editor, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
- 2006-ongoing International Advisor, Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare.
- 2003-2005 President of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. Telemedicine and E-Health Section
- 2006. Immediate Past President, Telemedicine and E-Health Section, Royal Society of Medicine.
- 2005-2006 Member of the Royal Society Working Group on ICTs and Health.
- 2005-ongoing Member of the Glasgow CHD Managed Care Network
- 2005-ongoing Member of the Enhanced Services and Quality and Outcomes Framework Data Sub Group, Glasgow CHD Managed Care Network.
- 2005-ongoing Member of the CSO's CHD portfolio Steering Group (PSG).
- 2005-ongoing Member of the Scottish Centre for Telehealth Reference Group.
- INVITED PAPERS
- Clinical update: palliative care for patients with heart failure Palliative care training event, Glasgow, May 2010
- Does systematic review and theoretical framework = robust knowledg about e-health implementation? Expert seminar: "Implementing and integrating e-health: frameworks for understanding socio-technical change", University of Newcastle, May 2010
- Minimally disruptive medicine British Society of Gastroenterology, Liverpool, March 2010
- Use of patients' records in research Research seminar, Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board, February 2010
- Primary care research: ethical issues Golden Jubilee Glasgow, West of Scotland Research Ethics Meetings November 2009
- Research requiring patient contact "Towards a Scottish Consensus on Best Practice in the use of GP Records in Research", Glasgow, June 2009
- Research and translation: evidence into practice "Health informatives professionalism: the issues for Scotland" Think-Tank Invitation Event, Health Informatics Scotland, March 2009 (Scotland)
- Understanding the implementation of e-Health: key findings from the literature Second Lifeguard Workshop, January 2009 (University of Southampton, UK)
- What do we know about implementing e-Health? "Electronic healthcare for the 21st century",e-Health 2008 (City University, London, UK)
- Remote access to health care and monitoring for community based patients Society for Academic Primary Care: London Regional Scientific Meeting 2007 (Madingley Hall, Cambridge)
- Telehealthcare: overview eBrochan, Annual Meeting of the BCS Health Informatics Specialist Group Scotland, November 2006 (Glasgow)
- Telehealthcare: current role and future challenges 15th International WWW conference, 2006 (Edinburgh, Scotland)
- e-Health: what is it and what are the challenges? Practice Development Nurse Forum (PPDNF) for Scotland 2006 (NHS 24 Scotland) .
- An overview of the role of e-Health in healthcare delivery Healthcare Computing Conference, March 2006 (Harrogate, UK)
- Heart failure developments in primary care Scottish Heart Failure Nurse Forum, Dec 2005 (Stirling, Scotland)
- Navigating through the Hypertension guidelines: multiple targets, mixed messages "The changing landscape of hypertension management", Nov 2005 (Manchester Conference Centre)
- Keynote Evidence based e-Health for better patient care BCS Health Informatics (Northern) Specialist Group, October 2005,
- A longitudinal ethnographic study of teledermatology services British Teledermatology Society Meeting, 2005 (UK)
- Keynote Evidence based e-Health Healthcare Computing Conference, March 2005 (Harrogate, UK)
- Future health technology and the impact on health professional and patient relationships Healthcare Exchange, June 2004 (ExCeL, Docklands, London)
- Keynote Telemedicine: UK perspectives Nov 2004 (Santiago, Spain)
- Keynote Primary care research in the north west of England: p resent status, future directions Spring Conference, Halton Primary Care Trust, April 2004
- e-Diabetes, telecare and implementation NHS Direct Online, Telemedicine Team, National Electronic Library for Health and British Telecom.
"E-Diabetes: 21st century diabetic care - a new paradigm for service delivery" Sept 2002, (BT Tower, Cleveland St, London)
- Learning lessons from research "From innovation to implementation", E-Health and Telemedicine Convention, Royal Society Of Medicine/NHS Executive, London Region, May 2002 (London, UK)
- Telemedicine: a review of the evidence "e-Health: a futurescope" 3rd International Conference on Advances in the Delivery of Care, April 2001 (London, UK
- Recipient of the 2001 AMIA (American Medical Informatics Association) Diana Forsythe Award for the paper: Resisting and promoting new technologies in clinical practice: the case of telepsychiatry. May C, Gask L, Atkinson T, Ellis N, Mair F, Esmail A. Social Science in Medicine 2001; 52:1889-1901.
Subject areas in which PhD supervision can be offered
- e-Health particularly relating to implementation/integration and knowledge transfer opportunities as well as complex interventions (from professional, patient/carer, or public perspectives)
- Heart failure - particularly relating to palliative care issues, co-mordidity (particularly depression) and complex interventions
- Research using Normalisation Process Theory
- Minimally disruptive medicine addressing issues of treatment burden and multiple morbidity
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