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PROF PAUL WALLACE

 

CLINICAL DIRECTOR DIGITAL, HEALTH INNOVATION NETWORK

Professor Paul Wallace joined the HIN as Clinical Director for Digital in October 2017. He is a retired General Practitioner and Professor Emeritus of Primary Care at UCL, and his clinical academic career spans more than 30 years. During this time, his research has focused on the promotion of health by primary care physicians and the use of digital technologies to optimise such activities.

Paul was formerly Director of the NIHR Primary Care Research Network and currently leads an international programme of research into the effectiveness of digitally mediated screening and brief interventions for alcohol problems in primary care settings.

He has authored more than 100 papers and book chapters, and has been involved in the development, evaluation and dissemination of digital applications for alcohol reduction in a number of countries.

Paul is past President of the Telemedicine section of the Royal Society of Medicine, Past President of the European General Practice Research Network and a founding member of the European Society of General Practice/Family Medicine. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of Public Health Medicine at the Royal College of Physicians. In 2013 he was awarded the RCGP President’s Medal.