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Dr Tim Holt

Job Title
Clinical Lecturer
Warwick Medical School - Health Sciences
024 7657 4898
Research Interests

Early recognition of type 2 diabetes in primary care
Dynamical models of glycaemic control in diabetes
Health informatics and cardiovascular disease


Tim qualified from St George's Hospital Medical School in 1987 and then trained in hospital medicine at Teesside and Gwent before entering general practice.

As a house officer in 1988 he co-authored a high-impact paper about the new cattle disease Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, which helped trigger changes to British food industry policy. As a general practitioner he worked initially in rural North Yorkshire and developed an interest in complexity theory applied to diabetes care and health informatics.

Having moved to Warwick in 2004, he developed his interest in the use of primary care data to identify individuals at risk of cardiovascular disease. As part of this research he recently completed the e-Nudge trial, a RCT of a software tool designed to facilitate cardiovascular disease prevention in primary care. This work led on to other projects involving the detection of undiagnosed diabetes using health care data. Tim is currently working on the problem of detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm in primary care.

  • Holt, Tim A., Kumar, Sudhesh, 2010. ABC of diabetes. Chichester ; Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell/BMJ
Title Funder Award start Award end
The effectiveness and cost effectiveness of telephone triage of patients requesting same day appointments in general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial comparing nurse-led and GP-led management systems National Institute for Health Research (DoH) 01 Nov 2009 31 Jul 2013
Use of the V scan for detection of abdominal aortic aneurysm - Regional Innovation Fund University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust 01 Oct 2010 31 Mar 2012
The feasibility of a simple low cost general practitioner delivered intervention to promote physical activity MRC 01 Oct 2009 31 Mar 2011