Prof David L Whitford
Head of Department of Family & Community Medicine (also Chair of Research Committee; Director Quality Assurance)
Tel: 17351450 Ext 3350
David L Whitford, MD (Cantab), MA (Cantab), MB BS, FRCGP, DRCOG. Professor of Family & Community Medicine. He graduated in medicine from St Johns College, Cambridge University and Newcastle University with MB BS. Following vocational training in general practice he gained Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners and joined a general practice in Newcastle upon Tyne. He chaired the North Tyneside Medical Audit Advisory Group for 3 years and then established North Tyneside as the first Research Primary Care Trust in England and Wales in 2001. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners and subsequently gained his MD degree from Cambridge University in 2004. He was then appointed Senior Lecturer in General Practice in RCSI, Dublin in 2004 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2006. Later that year he was seconded to RCSI Bahrain as Head of the Department of Family & Community Medicine to establish the community based teaching. He was appointed as Chair of the Research Committee and Director of Quality Assurance in 2007. He is author of 45 peer reviewed publications. He has supervised 3 PhD and 3 MSc students. He is currently commencing a trial aimed at family strategies for the prevention of type 2 diabetes in the GCC.
His current main research interest lies in the prevention, early detection and effective management of Type 2 diabetes.
1. Horgan F, McGee H, Hickey A, Whitford DL, Murphy S, Royston M, Cowman S, Shelley E, Conroy R, Wiley M, O’Neill D On behalf the Irish National Audit of Stroke Care (INASC) Consortium From Prevention To Nursing Home Care ? A Comprehensive National Audit Of Stroke Care. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2011; 32:385-392 (Impact Factor 2.99)
2. O’Reilly F, O’Connell D, O’Carroll A, Whitford DL, Long J. ‘Sharing Control: user involvement in general practice based methadone maintenance.’ Irish Journal of Psychological medicine 2011; 28(3): 129-33
3. O’Carroll A, O’Reilly F, Whitford D. ‘What has happened to people affected by thalidomide 50 years on?’ Irish Journal of Medical Science 2011; 180(2): 475-8 (Impact Factor 0.29)
4. Smith SM, Paul G, Kelly A, Whitford DL O’Shea E, O’Dowd T. ‘Peer support for type 2 diabetes: A cluster randomized controlled trial.’ BMJ 2011;342:d715 (Impact Factor 13.66)
5. Chan, WS, Whitford DL, Conroy R, Gibney D, Hollywood B. ‘A multidisciplinary primary care team consultation in a socio-economically deprived community: An exploratory randomised controlled trial.’ BMC Health Services Research 2011, 11:15 (Impact Factor 1.66)