Dr Helen Atherton

BSc, MSc, MPH, PhD.
Executive Member, Early Career Academic Group Lead
Research Fellow in Primary Care
01865 617844

Early careers representative and general committee member.

What I do: As early careers representative I lead a working group which aims to contribute to building capacity for early career academics (both PHoCUS & Clinical, both research and education) to develop a fulfilling career as academics and to promote and enhance the SAPC experience for this section of the membership.

Areas of interest: I am a health services researcher primarily working on alternatives to the face to face consultation in general practice, specifically on the use of email for consultation between GPs and patients. I have a broader interest in eHealth related topics, including the impact of the internet on the GP consultation, the use of digital communication methods in secondary care settings and for self-management and the use of internet-based interventions for e-therapy. Methodological interests include systematic review, development and evaluation of complex interventions using mixed methods and application of internet based interventions.

SAPC related publications


Articles on this site

24 Aug 2015

SAPC is committed to supporting primary care researchers throughout their career and especially at the earlier stages. We have an early career academic working group, comprised of members of the SAPC executive committee, and external members, both clinical and primary healthcare scientists, researchers and educationalists. We work as a group to ensure that SAPC addresses the challenges facing early career academics in primary care. The group is led by Helen Atherton.