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Research Design Service London
North London team at UCL
University College London is one of four centres around London sharing responsibility for RDS London service, with other centres at King’s College London, Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London.


Ph: 020 7794 0500 (34753)
Location: Medical School, Royal Free Campus, NW3 2PF 


Professor Irwin Nazareth, Joint Lead
Irwin started working at the UCL in 1990 as a Sir Jules Thorne Research Fellow and then as a MRC funded fellow.  He was appointed Senior Lecturer in 1995 and Professor in 2002 at UCL. He was seconded to be the Director of the MRC General Practice Research Framework from 2005 to 2012. He has a wide range of clinical research interests and has over the years obtained funding from the MRC, the Wellcome Trust, BUPA and the National Institute of Health Research for translational clinical research activities.

His international research interests extend to current research on depression in Europe funded by the European Commission V Framework, Quality of Life Programme and primary care research in deprived areas of the Eastern Cape of South Africa supported by the British Council and the Sir Halley Stewart Charitable Trust and collaboration with India on the evaluation of chronic diseases in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine and Public Health Foundation of India.

He is a part time general practitioner at a RCGP Investigator led research practice, the Keats Group Practice in Hampstead which has a focus on research.

Dr Greta Rait, Joint Lead
Greta is the Interim Joint Director Priment Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), and UCL Co-Lead for the NIHR Research Design Service. Priment CTU is a cross faculty collaboration and runs trials in a range of mental health, primary care and community settings (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/priment). Greta is also a Reader in Primary Care at PCPH, which is a member of the NIHR School for Primary Care Research. In addition, she is Academy Lead for the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Blood Borne and Sexually Transmitted Infections at UCL. Greta maintains her clinical role as a general practitioner in London, and a clinical lead within Islington CCG. 
Greta trained in Manchester, where she completed her clinical general practice training. She gained a MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Her MD was a project on screening for mental health disorders in older people from ethnic minority backgrounds. She has also spent time working with the MRC General Practice Research Framework and became Deputy Director of PRIMENT Clinical Trials Unit in 2011. 

Research advisers
Dr Laura Horsfall
Jane Wilcock
Dr Afia Ali
Dr Alex Feast
Briony Hudson
Dr Christina Avgerinou
Fiona Hamilton
Dr Kingshuk Pal
Dr Lorraine McDonagh
Dr Nadia Crellin
Dr Nuriye Kupeli
Dr Rachael Frost
Dr Rebecca Jones
Dr Rafael Gafoor

Clinical Advisers
Angela Hassiotis
David Osborn
Helen Killaspy
Dr Kate Walters

Statistics Adviser
Dr Louise Marston

Qualitative Methods Adviser
Dr Nathan Davies

Dr Fiona Stevenson

Health Economics Adviser
Rachael Hunter


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