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.

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15 Jan 2019

08.00 - 08.55 on Thursday 4th July 2019 during the SAPC ASM Exeter

PHoCuS group meeting, pastries and coffee will be available from 07.45 to take in to the meeting


Part 1 – update:

  • Membership 
  • Champions
  • Mentoring activity 2018/2019

Part 2 – interactive session on networking and why it’s important

24 Apr 2017

PhoCus - The group for Primary Healthcare Scientists