Tom Marshall

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

My research is mainly in primary care. I have particular interests in the design of efficient strategies for prevention of cardiovascular disease in primary care. I also am interested in early diagnosis of cancer using information held in electronic patient records. Other interests include clinical decision making in primary care, cardiovascular epidemiology, managment of cardiovascular diseases and overtreatment. Much of my research makes use of the use of electronic primary care records and I hold a licence to undertake research using the THIN database. I am also interested in making links with data and computer scientists to exploit electronic pratient records for research.


Education/Academic qualification

  • Master in Science, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    Public Health

  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Birmingham

    An economic evaluation of cardiovascular disease prevention in primary care

  • Master in Science, University of York

    Health Economics

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Edinburgh, The

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, FFPH

  • Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners, MRCGP

Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

A number of areas including:
- cardiovascular epidemiology and the management of cardiovascular disease in UK primary care
- economic modelling of cardiovascular prevention in primary care
- early diagnosis using data in electronic primary care records
- investigation of clinical decision-making in primary care
- overtreatment in primary care
- data and computer science use of electronic primary care records