Professor Willie Hamilton
Professor of Primary care Diagnostics
Primary Care, Population Health and Health Services Research
Institute of Health Service Research in University of Exeter Medical School
Skills Development Fellowship Vision
To me, a Skills Development Fellowship is about merging mathematical or laboratory skills to clinical skills. The successful candidate would feel comfortable talking in both spheres. Their collaborations would partly depend on their specific subject matter, but would almost certainly span medical colleagues at the University of Exeter.
I’m an academic GP
Diagnosis. Especially in primary care, and particularly of cancer.
- Bailey SE, Ukoumunne OC, Shephard EA, et al. Clinical relevance of thrombocytosis in primary care: a prospective cohort study of cancer incidence using English electronic medical records and cancer registry data. Br J Gen Pract 2017;67:405-13.
- Hamilton W, Walter FM, Rubin G, et al. Improving early diagnosis of symptomatic cancer. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 2016;13:740-9.
Ongoing Projects & Grants
I have two large grants with Cancer Research UK (£5M), and Wellcome Trust (£1.5M) plus a few smaller ones. They are largely around the diagnosis of cancer.
I do a lot of work with other UK universities, plus several abroad. These include Bristol, Cambridge, UCL, Leeds, Aarhus (Denmark), Washington (Seattle, USA) and Melbourne (Australia).
Research Group Connections