Short CV/Education and training

  • I am Professor of Health Care Evaluation and Head of the Department of Applied Health Research at University College London (UCL), England; Director of the NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC), North Thames (; a public health medicine doctor and Assistant Director of R&D at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

  • Before taking up my Chair at UCL, I held academic positions at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; public health medicine positions in London and Brighton, and worked as a junior doctor in tertiary, secondary and primary care.

Selected publications

Selected research publications, where I was Chief Investigator include:

  • Wardle J, Von Wagner C, Kralj Hans I, Halloran S, Smith S, McGregor L, Vart G, Howe R, Snowball J, Handley G, Logan R, Rainbow S, Smith S, Thomas M, Counbsell N, Morris S, Duffy S, Hackshaw A, Moss S, Atkin W, RAINE R. Reducing the socioeconomic gradient in uptake of colorectal cancer screening in the English NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme: results from four randomised controlled trials with 747,856 participants. Lancet 2015 in press.

  • Raine R. Wallace I, Nic a' Bháird C, Xanthopoulou P, Lanceley A, Clarke A, Prentice A, Ardron D, Harris M, Gibbs S, Ferlie E, King M, Blazeby J, Michie S, Livingston G, Barber J. Improving the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases: a prospective observational study, Health Services and Delivery Research, 2014, vol 2, no 37 DOI:10.3310/hsdr02370.

  • Barratt H, RAINE R. Hospital service reconfiguration: the battle for hearts and minds. BMJ 2012; 344 doi: 10.1136/bmj.e953.

  • Bajekal, M., Scholes, S., Love, H., Hawkins, N., O’Flaherty, M., RAINE, R, Capewell, S. Analysing recent socioeconomic trends in coronary heart disease mortality in England, 2000-2007: a population modelling study. PLoS Med 2012, 9(6): e1001237. doi:10.1371/ journal.pmed.100123.

  • McBride D,Hardoon S,Walters K,Gilmore S, RAINE R. Explaining variation in referral from primary to secondary care- a cohort study. BMJ 2010; 341:c6267 doi: 10.1136/bmj.c6267.

  • RAINE R, Wong W, Ambler G, Hardoon S, Petersen I, Morris R, Bartley M, Blane D. Examination of socio-demographic variations in the contribution of secondary drug prevention to stroke survival at middle and older ages. BMJ 2009;338:b1279 doi:10.1136/bmj.b1279.

  • RAINE R, Scholes S, Wong W, Ashton C, Obichere A, Ambler G. Social variations in access to hospital care for patients with colorectal, breast and lung cancer between 1999 and 2006: a retrospective analysis of Hospital Episode Statistics BMJ 2010;340:b5479. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b5479.

  • RAINE R, Sanderson C, Hutchings A, Carter S, Larkin K, Black N. An experimental study of determinants of group judgement in clinical guideline development. The Lancet 2004;364:429-37

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • National RCTs to evaluate strategies to reduce the social gradient in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme. NHS London plans to implement the strategies we found to be effective and cost effective.

  • Social inequalities in health and longevity at older ages: explanations and future trends. This is a large research programme involving linkage of several national data sets :

  • Developing indicators of change in NHS equity performance.

  • Much of my research is concerned with the evaluation of major health service/ system change.

  • Early diagnosis of cancer: extensive research programme including modelling determinants of pathways to timely care (using national data sets); in-depth exploration of pathways to care; factorial experiment of GP decision making on referral for care; analysis of national trends in access to care and outcomes by socio-demographic group.

  • Major mixed (quantitative + qualitative) observational study to improve the effectiveness of multidisciplinary team meetings for patients with chronic diseases.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scientific Advisor to World Health Organisation (Reproductive Health Research) 2003-.

  • Member, Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Research Excellence Framework Sub Panel 2 Public Health, Health Services and Primary Care (2011- December 2014).

  • Chair, UK Heads of Academic Departments of Public Health (2010-14) for which I received a Faculty of Public Health Service Award.

  • Chair, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) UK Clinical Research Network, Health Services Research (HSR) Speciality Group (2009-11).

  • Nominated by my peers as a BMA national role model in academic medicine. I am the public health medicine professor to be included.

  • Member of national (MRC and NIHR) Research Boards (2005-12).

  • Scientific advisor on international Research Boards.

Media coverage

Additional qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University College London (UCL) 1st, 1986

  • MB BS Medicine, University College London, 1989

  • MSc Public health medicine, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) Distinction, 1994

  • MFPHM (Member, Faculty Public Health Medicine), Faculty Public Health Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, London, 1996

  • FFPH (Fellow, Faculty Public Health), Faculty Public Health, Royal College of Physicians, London, 2004

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • As Director of NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research & Care (CLAHRC) North Thames, a complex partnership of 54 bodies including 22 Trusts and five world leading universities, I demonstrate exceptional communication and management skills. I have built productive relationships between the NHS, universities and industry and am leading a strong and diverse research programme.

  • A particular strength is that I am able to combine strategic vision with detailed, critical insight.

Other activities and achievements/family

  • Activities: theatre, design, fine and applied art, sculpture, architecture, music, hill walking, cooking for/with friends & family.

  • Family: we have two sons (aged 17 and 20).


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