Dr Marianne McCallum
- Clinical Research Fellow (General Practice & Primary Care)
I am a General Practitioner and Clinical Academic Fellow based at General Practice and Primary Care. I am interested in how Primary Care can reduce health inequalities (particularly in the context of multimorbidity)and exploring engaging local communities to design potential solutions.
In September 2019 I was awarded a Chief Scientist's Office Clinical Academic Fellowship to carry out a PhD entitled "Multimorbidity in the context Of Socioeconomic deprivation: A mixed methods exploration of how Individual and Community factors interact to influence patient capacity to manage Multimorbidity" (MOSAIC). This mixed method projects aims to explore, and start to quantify the impact of, key factors impacting capacity to self-manage multimorbidity in the context of socio-economic deprivation, and how individual and community level factors interact to influence health management decisions.
Background and Training
I graduated from the University of Edinburgh with an MBChB in 2005 having completed a BMedSci in Epidemiology in 2003. I undertook foundation training in Argyll and Clyde, followed by specialist training in general practice in North West Glasgow. After completing training in April 2013 I worked as a GP retainer in Woodside Health Centre
In 2016/17 I completed an NHS Education for Scotland Health Inequality Fellowship before joining General Practice and Primary Care at University of Glasgow where I was an NHS Education for Scotland Clinical Academic Fellow from 2017 to 2019. During this time I completed a MSc (distinction) in Primary Care.
Throughout my academic studies I have continued to practice as a GP, working predominantly in practices that serve populations experiencing high levels of socioeconomic deprivation, including the Glasgow Homeless Service. I also sit on the Steering Group for the Deep End Scotland group, which represents GPs working in the most socio-economically deprived practices in Scotland.
- Health Inequalities
- Participatory Action Research
- Burden of Treatment Theory