Tim Holt

Research Member of Common Room

Senior Clinical Research Fellow

Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences


My interests are diverse and I have experience in a range of research methods, including meta-analyses, cross sectional surveys, cohort, case control and diagnostic test studies, randomized trials, and time series analyses.

My main research focus is the use of electronic health records to improve primary care delivery, in particular through the early detection of serious conditions such as diabetes and cancer. I have recently completed a cluster randomized trial of a software tool designed to identify people with atrial fibrillation and at risk of stroke. I have also published on access to primary care and on workload in general practice.

I love getting out into the field to work on projects with general practices and with other collaborators.

In the department I assist in managing access to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), a large database linked to general practices across the UK. This resource is available across Oxford University through the department. I teach on two modules of the Masters in Evidence Based Health Care (Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods, and Knowledge into Action).

I work in a surgery in Banbury as a Clinical Director, and am interested in diabetes and cardiovascular disease.