Andrew Farmer, DM, FRCGP
Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Professor Farmer initially followed a career as a full-time, research active general practitioner (projects included work on screening for colorectal cancer, management of hypertension and screening for diabetes). In 2001 he was awarded an NHS R&D career development award gaining a wide range of post-doctoral academic experience in the Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at Oxford, and in all aspects of clinical trial design, conduct and analysis as a research fellow in the Diabetes Trials Unit. He now focuses on use of digital health technologies to improve health. His work includes the best use of blood glucose monitoring, personalising treatment, and developing and evaluating digital health applications to support self-management. He is Director of the UK National Institute of Health Research Health Technology Assessment research funding programme.