Prof Joanne Reeve

BClinSci MBChB MPH DFPH FRCGP PhD
Chair of HODs, Wise GP lead, SAPC mentor, SAPC Chair (2013-2016), ASM 2017 Conference Chair
Clinical Professor of Primary Care Research

My work tackles two of the biggest challenges facing modern health care systems. Namely, finding primary care solutions for the growing burden of chronic, complex illness; and building capacity for high quality, meaningful primary care scholarship to support the necessary changes.

The primary care approach is defined by a person-centred model of care. As a clinical academic, I lead an international collaboration to develop, implement and evaluate the provision of the individually tailored model of care that is expert generalist practice. My work is underpinned by expertise in the fields of complex interventions research, action research, and translational scholarship. As recent past Chair of the Society for Academic Primary Care, I lead work to enhance the capacity for advancing primary care through education and research; supporting quality improvement through the shared application of the skills of scholarship.

All of which is supported and sustained by my role as a non-principal GP in a busy inner city Practice in Hull.

Information for mentees

Hello!

I am Joanne – an academic GP working in Hull. I have benefited from being a mentee from early in my clinical career and in turn, enjoyed being a mentor for a number of years.

I am Professor in Primary Care Research at Hull and York Medical School (HYMS) . My research is in the area of primary care re-design based on person-centred/expert generalist principles. I have described the development of a new basic science of generalism, and now use implementation research and scholarship approaches to apply this work to tackling key challenges of today’s primary care (including multimorbidity, polypharmacy, mental health care and acute care). I work with clinical, academic and patient colleagues in the UK and internationally (including a Special Interest Group on Generalism within NAPCRG).

I have been a member of SAPC Executive since 2011 – initially as early career rep and communications lead. From 2013-2016, I was SAPC Chair. I am now co-opted on the Exec leading work on developing academic General Practice and GP Scholarship.

My own career has been an entertaining path of twists and turns. I have succeeded and failed in getting NIHR fellowships, grant funding, papers published, abstracts accepted… I have enjoyed and been challenged by development and leadership roles in local NHS, SAPC and RCGP.

I believe that we need strong academic primary care at the heart of a vibrant primary care community – scholarship leading and delivering innovation and improvement. So I’m delighted that you are developing your career in academic primary care too. And I would welcome working with you to help describe and achieve your career goals.

 

ORCID ID: 
0000-0002-3184

Articles on this site

03 Mar 2016

Basic research in primary care develops the conceptual understanding of the content processes organisation and outcomes of primary  care. Professor Watt's report describes why it matters. SAPC response describes the challenges for the APC community to make it happen.

03 Mar 2016

Strong primary care delivers better outcomes at lower cost with greater equity. Academic Primary Care underpins the sustained delivery and improvement of primary care. We need strong Academic Primary Care, Now More Than Ever.

03 Mar 2016

At a time of significant change and challenge in the world of primary care, we need critical creative ideas to help  find solutions. SAPC has recognised the need to expand the capacity for  blue sky thinking and basic research in primary care. Conferences  offer a key opportunity to bring people together – to create a ‘festival for ideas’, stimulating new conversations and new thoughts as well as critiques of existing ideas.

03 Mar 2016

Four short films from past and present executive members on what they do and why they think its worth it

03 Mar 2016

Surprising facts about academic primary care. Read on...

03 Mar 2016

SAPC champions excellent academic primary care at the heart of constant improvement in primary care provision. We support your work and your career through improving public, political and professional understanding of why what we do matters.

Building and sustaining a vibrant Academic Primary Care workforce lies at the heart of what we do.https://sapc.ac.uk/article/sapc-developing-strategic-plan

03 Mar 2016

Academic primary care offers solutions to the complex problems facing today's primary care. In 2013, SAPC set out a new strategic plan to maximise the impact of our discipline in driving improvement in primary care through scholarship.

03 Mar 2016

Our unique discipline brings together teachers, researchers, and practitioners from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to promote excellence in the development, delivery and evaluation of primary care policy and practice.

03 Mar 2016

APOSTLE (Academic Primary care STrategic LEadership group) is a policy focused working group formed as a collaboration between SAPC, NIHR SPCR, RCGP, HODS, HOTS and the CRN

03 Mar 2016

A  summary of previous work undertaken by the Association of University Departments of General Practice in 1993.

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We need to "Think differently" about healthcare as "a necesary prerequisite for doing differently" (NHS Institute for Innovation). Knowledge translation–mobilising knowledge across the different settings of research and practice–is identified as one means to support innovation and change. Promoting and strengthenting translational research is a priority for research funders. What we still lack is an adequate framework for understanding, evaluating and so supporting translational research.