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Rachel Potter

Job Title
Senior Research Fellow
WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
02476 528204
Research Interests

Primary care research, including: health and well-being of older people living in care homes, self-management of chronic pain disorders, challenges of recruitment in primary care research, research methodology.


I joined Warwick Medical School in 2004 and have gained extensive experience in primary care research from the recruitment of study sites and participants, day-to-day trial management and intervention delivery, through to the evaluation and dissemination of results. I have experience in a range of research methods including: RCTs of complex interventions, observational studies, online surveys, systematic reviews, interviews and focus groups.

I completed my PhD in 2013 in collaboration with the Warwick Manufacturing Group; a mixed methods study exploring the relationship between the built environment and depressive symptoms of older people living in care homes.

I currently work as a Senior Research Fellow on a NIHR programme grant evaluating a self-management intervention for chronic headache and recently completed a NIHR HS&DR study evaluating an intervention to reduce antimicrobial prescribing in care homes. I supervise PhD and Masters students at WMS, and I am a supervisor for the West Midlands Clinical Academic Internship Programme.

Title Funder Award start Award end
Data sharing agreement DACHA University of Glasgow 01 Mar 2022 29 Feb 2024
NIHR HTA Satage 2:What is the comparative clinical and cost- effectiveness of pharmacological treatments for adults with chronic migraine? National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Sep 2021 28 Feb 2023
Understanding the experience of living with and managing vulval lichen sclerosus ESRC 01 Sep 2020 28 Feb 2023
Co-production and testing of an online resource to support the diagnosis and self-management of migraine - CHESS Programme Development Grant National Institute for Health Research (NIHR DoH) 01 Jun 2021 31 May 2022
How can we stop GPs from leaving general practice? HEWS/RCGP Health Education West Midlands 01 Nov 2014 31 Mar 2015