Dr Julia Hiscock

Executive Co-opted Member, Co-chair of PHoCuS Group

I joined the SAPC executive in January 2018 as a co-opted member for the joint lead for the Primary Health Care Scientists (PHoCuS) Group with Prof Suzanne Richards.

I am a medical sociologist and have worked in academic primary care for over fifteen years in primary care departments in Liverpool and Manchester before moving to Bangor University in 2013 to the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research.

My methodological expertise is in qualitative methods.  As a primary health care scientist, I work with clinical colleagues providing methodological support for primary care research including trials with embedded qualitative components as well as stand-alone qualitative research.

My research interests are: palliative care (particularly the last days of life) in primary care; and early diagnosis in primary care (especially the diagnosis of cancer in primary care).  Within these areas I have a particular interest in the role of social support and social networks in the management of health.

Articles on this site

24 Apr 2017

PhoCus - The group for Primary Healthcare Scientists

25 Jun 2016

 

Quotes from mentees of their experience of the SAPC mentorship programme

08 Dec 2015

 

The aim of the SAPC Mentorship Programme is to support academic colleagues working in departments of Primary Care.  The Programme was established initially to help primary health care scientists (non-GPs), who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  We are delighted that SAPC is now able to extend the scheme to GP members.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership.  In order to build a clear pathway, and community of mentorship practice, it is essential that the scheme is led and delivered by the most experienced researchers and clinical leaders from similar backgrounds.

18 Nov 2015

Are you interested in becoming a mentor for SAPC?

The aim of the SAPC-PHoCuS Mentorship Programme is to support primary health care scientists  (ie non-medical colleagues)  working in departments of Primary Care, who, because of their heterogeneous core disciplines have no other single support scheme.  The mentorship scheme is designed to have a positive impact on career aspirations and development for such professionals and enhance their research productivity and leadership. SAPC has a group of trained mentors and would like to hear from others who would like to become a mentor.

 

18 Nov 2015

Are you interested in becoming a mentee with SAPC?

The Mentorship scheme has been established by the primary healthcare scientists (PHoCuS) group (non-medical members) and the SAPC Executive to develop an increased number of primary health care scientists capable of operating at a world-class level and able to become the academic leaders of the future. 

29 Sep 2015

We have a mentoring scheme for academics that allows us to help enhance your career. Details of the mentors and their areas of interest are described