Alastair qualified with Distinction in Medicine from Sheffield Medical School in 1991. After flirting hospital adult medicine (MRCP) and paediatrics (DCH) he saw the light and became a General Practitioner in 1997 (MRCGP 1997, FRCGP 2012).
He joined the Centre for Academic Primary Care (CAPC) at the University of Bristol in 2001 where he leads the CAPC infection research group. This conducts multidisciplinary research to improve the management of acute infections and the use of antibiotics in primary care.
He is a passionate NHS supporter, in clinical practice (Concord Medical Centre, Bristol) and in conducting research that he hopes will improve the lives of patients. He has held >£50M in research grants and published over 150 original papers in peer reviewed journals. His research has been recognised five RCGP Research Paper of the Year awards, the RCGP John Fry Award (2012) and Hon FRCPCH (2020).
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